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Lexy Brooks, 18, is Whitehall’s valedictorian, vies in national ‘Young Woman’ contest in June

By Sandra Hutchinson, Chronicle Chief Operating Officer

Alexa Brooks of Whitehall has packed a lot of accomplishments into her 18 years.

She’s the valedictorian at Whitehall High School and will attend the Honors College at SUNY Albany next fall, majoring in human biology, with a minor in Spanish. Her career goal is to be a physician assistant, specializing in orthopedic surgery.

She has volunteered at Rutland Hospital since before her …

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Paul Jenkins: Community has spoken on field lights; now it’s time to move on

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Obviously we’re disappointed the proposition for permanent lights at LaMay Field didn’t pass, but it was a clear message from the community that they don’t want us moving forward on that,” Glens Falls City School Superintendent Paul Jenkins told The Chronicle.

On May 16, residents overwhelmingly approved the district’s $43-million budget, 1,108-260, and the $17.55-million capital project by similar totals.

But the permanent lights …

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Joseph Girard’s rising profile

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

It’s good to be Joseph Girard III these days. Having quarterbacked the Glens Falls High School football team as it won the state title in November, the sophomore then led the basketball team to a 24-1 record and was voted first-team All-State in Class B for the second straight year and second-team sophomore All-American.

He has already scored 2,157 points in three years of …

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BOCES success: Machine tool course for adults yields jobs with immediate need

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Another 11 adults were set to graduate Tuesday this week from a customized seven-month, 500-hour machine tool course at the Southern Adirondack Education Center — better known as BOCES, on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls.

Better jobs are the immediate prospect.

“This is very much a program driven by the local employers,” says course instructor Jason Viele.

“They say we can’t get enough people that …

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DEC plans light flashes to limit birds at Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach to fight pollution

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will use solar-powered “prism beacons” — 360-degree flashes of light from sunup to sundown — to try to deter gulls and ducks this summer from coming to Million Dollar Beach and swimming area in Lake George Village.

DEC says the popular beach will “safely” open for the season on Memorial Day Weekend.

The prism beacon plan …

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