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SGF Marathon Dance seeks to become not-for-profit 501(c)3

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“We are in the process of becoming a 501(c)3” not-for-profit,” South High Marathon Dance faculty advisor Jody Sheldon tells The Chronicle.

Her co-advisor Tom Myott said they hope to achieve the new legal status on July 1, but that their primary concern is “can we do this without changing the feel of the dance?”

He said they met with school administrators about four years …

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Multi-concept entertainment eatery set at 190 Glen

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe reports:

Craig Merrell says his new venture at the B.B. Fowler Building (formerly 190 Grille & Cinema) in Glens Falls will be called The DownTown Social — or DTS.

He describes it as “a multi-concept entertainment eatery featuring a highly anticipated restaurant, wine bar, and sophisticated bourbon room,” plus “a charming delicatessen and café…with a variety of delicious and healthy options.”

“We will offer area …

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Duke, Villanova, the ‘big boys,’ recruiting Joseph Girard III

With 16 Division One basketball scholarship offers already in hand, the ante is being upped for Glens Falls High School basketball phenom Joseph Girard III.

“More of the big boys are getting involved now,” his father, Joe Jr., told The Chronicle.

“Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer was texting Joseph as we drove home Saturday after making an unofficial recruiting visit to Syracuse to watch the SU-Notre Dame game. Villanova is …

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Joe Girard: I’m playing football my senior year

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“I’m playing football next year for sure,” Joseph Girard III told The Chronicle Sunday. “100 percent. I’m not a fan of losing,” referring to Glens Falls’ 20-7 loss to Pleasantville in November’s state semifinals.

Girard, who has Division I scholarship offers in both basketball and football, was just named New York’s Class B football Co-Player of the Year by the statewide sportswriters’ association.

He …

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Democratic Congress hopefuls drew throng

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Eight Democrats seeking to unseat two-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, including five local candidates, addressed about 200 people at a three-hour congressional candidates forum at the Moreau Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 7.

It was organized by the group Citizens Acting Together 21 (CAT21)

To the audience’s applause, many comments focused on the stated need to defeat Ms. Stefanik and how to accomplish that.…

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