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Local whiskey makers multiply

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Local craft beer brewing is booming, wine-making is on the grow, and now one distillery has opened and two more are in the works. Here’s an overview.


Lake George Distillery in Fort Ann, ‘thriving’


John and Robin McDougall of Queensbury say the smartest — if accidental — thing they did when they opened the Lake George Distilling Company on Route 149 in Fort …

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Our July 3 issue

Our big 4th of July issue is out now! Read about our local West Point graduates; the growth in local distilleries; the latest from Jimmer Fredette. Plus, we have some  stunning photos of bald eagles on Lake George’s Speaker Heck island; and, details on fireworks and other July 4th celebrations.

Click to download as a PDF.


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New owners at both Friends Lake Inn and Owl at Twilight

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Two upscale southern Adirondack businesses have new owners.

Friends Lake Inn

John and Tammy Breymaier purchased the Friends Lake Inn in Chestertown for $2.1-million in early June from John and Trudy Phillips.

“The numbers on it looked pretty good, and it had a good cash flow, so we decided to take a look at it,” Mr. Breymaier told The Chronicle.

“The online reviews on …

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Our June 26 issue

This week we have 112 fabulous pages of content for you! Inserted into the weekly Chronicle is the Summer Fun Lake George-Adirondack Visitors Guide, and we’ve also got our annual graduation issue celebrating our region’s high school graduates. Our stories include our scoops on the new owners of both the Friends Lake Inn and Owl at Twilight. We cover the multi-million dollar Jefferson Project’s mapping of Lake George, and speaking …

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East Dix peak renamed for pioneer Grace Hudowalski

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

In 1937 Grace Hudowalksi became the first woman, and just the ninth person, to climb the 46

Adirondack High Peaks.
Now, one of those peaks — East Dix — has been renamed Grace Peak, the culmination of a campaign begun in 2002, two years before her death at age 98.

Mrs. Hudowalski was a founder of the Forty-Sixers of Troy, a precursor to today’s …

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