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Off-duty police officer from Cheektowaga was key to LG fatal boat crash investigation

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The investigation into the July 25 boat collision on Lake George that killed 8-year-old Charlotte McCue was jump-started by the alert observations of an off-duty police officer vacationing with his fiancée at Tea Island Resort.

Warren County Sheriff Bud York said Timothy Turnbull, a patrol officer with the Cheektowaga Police Department, “did a phenomenal job.

“He provided us with the boat [identification and location] …

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She bought Minky Mink

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Maura Bannon has bought Minky Mink, the specialty women’s clothing store in downtown Glens Falls founded and operated by Shonna McTiernan. The price was not disclosed.

Ms. Bannon, 28, is a 2006 graduate of Lake George High School with experience in retail and a degree from St. Michael’s College in communications and journalism, with a minor in marketing.

“The closing was Friday,” she said. …

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Blais: LG Marriott hopes to open by Labor Day weekend

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Dave Kenny’s six-story, $25-million Lake George Marriott hotel may not be open for another month, Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais told The Chronicle Tuesday.

Mr. Kenny had not returned calls by press-time.

The mayor said Mr. Kenny “is telling us now that he hopes to be open in the later part of August.”

He initially hoped to open the 119-room hotel by Memorial …

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What is Larry Bulman doing at Republican Convention?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Prominent Democrat and South Glens Falls resident Larry Bulman traveled the country this spring helping Hillary Clinton become the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. Now he’s at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

What’s he doing there? “I’m here for work. Press appearances and hosting a few events,” said Mr. Bulman, who is the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for the United Association …

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Schermerhorn flew Giuliani to Republican Convention

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Oh my God…I had the experience of a lifetime with my wife Beth and my best friend Brett West,” Queensbury developer Rich Schermerhorn told The Chronicle Tuesday morning, hours after he flew Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith on his jet to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

Mr. Giuliani, the former New York City Mayor and past GOP presidential candidate, gave one of …

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