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Rocksport’s big move

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Riding an international rock-climbing wave, Rocksport Indoor Climbing Gym is relocating this spring from the Sports Page on Quaker Road to their own $1.7-million, 8,400-square-foot facility on Carey Road in Queensbury. A grand opening is tentatively scheduled for early April.

“In the last three years, our business has grown so fast that we can’t stay where we are,” said Tom Rosecrans, a retired Queensbury …

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John & Margaret Sawyer Biked Vietnam and the U.S.A.

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

John and Margaret Sawyer of Glens Falls took two major bicycle trips in 2016 — a month-long mountain bike journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, followed by a 51-day, 3,185-mile, coast-to-coast pedal “from St. Augustine, Fla., across the deep South…to San Diego.”

The trips were part of an eight-month sabbatical that the couple — he a doctor, she a nurse — took to mark John’s …

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Newest Lake George peril

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Lake George Park Commission’s boat inspection program intercepted “a whole bucketful” of invasive rusty crayfish last summer and kept them out of the lake, Commission executive director Dave Wick tells The Chronicle.

He said it was “the first time we’ve ever seen anybody bring it up to Lake George” in the three years of the inspection program.

“It was kind of a pretty …

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Moreau State Park gets 6 new cabins, allowing year-round use & dog stays too!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Moreau Lake State Park has six cedar cabins under construction on the eastern edge of the park that, for the first time, will allow for year-round camping. Also for the first time, some will allow people to bring their dogs along.

“People are so excited,” said Park Manager Peter Iskenderian in reply to a Chronicle inquiry.

He said the cabins will “be ready for rental …

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27 acres at SGF Exit 17 sells for $1.6-million

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Munter Enterprises, a construction company in Middle Grove in Saratoga County, bought 26.7 acres next to northbound Exit 17 in Moreau for $1.6-million on Dec. 12.

“We bought it as a long-term investment,” John Munter said when contacted for comment. “We have been looking at it for a while, and we felt the time was right. We know we can do something with it….…

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