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What a difference a superstar makes

Chronicle Editor Mark Frost writes: The National Football League won the lottery with the emergence of charismatic quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the new face of pro football. At the age of 24, he was MVP of Kansas City’s 31-20 victory over San Francisco in Sunday’s Super Bowl. He’s already been league MVP. On top of being wondrously skilled as passer, runner and guy who plays with full-throttle abandon, Mahomes seems

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Esmond Lyons mural eyed for Elizabeth Miller’s Park Street Building

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls artist Esmond Lyons aims to make one corner of the City — well, one wall — a little nicer than it is today.

“So,” Mr. Lyons says, “I walk around town and look at things and think, how can I make this look better than it does?”

He has proposed to paint a large mural on the side of Elizabeth Miller’s newly …

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Who is Matt Simpson?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Matt Simpson, the Brant Lake resident, Horicon Town Supervisor and State Assembly candidate, already has the backing of Warren, Saratoga and Essex County Republican Committees. He’ll seek the Washington County GOP nod Tuesday, Feb. 18.

He faces a prospective Republican primary challenge in June from Doug Beaty, an at-large county supervisor from Queensbury.

Candidates in November will include Democrat Claudia Braymer, who represents Glens …

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No more Drum Corps at East; Chris Reed: ‘I can’t afford it’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Chris Reed, Jr., who revived Drum Corps International shows at East Field in Glens Falls successfully in 2018 but disastrously in 2019, said he does not intend to present it this year.

The show in 2018 did well, Mr. Reed reported, but heavy rains last year on the day of the event — Monday, July 22 — led to its cancellation.

Not having purchased …

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South High Marathon Dance: Students select 37 beneficiaries

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The student committee of the 43rd annual South High Marathon Dance selected 37 beneficiaries — 22 individuals or families, and 15 organizations. The committee said it received approximately 180 requests.

The dance is Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, at the South Glens Falls Senior High School. Last year, 600 students completed the dance.

Last year’s dance raised a record $837,859. The …

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