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Lake George real estate keeps breaking records

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Before last November, only two homes on Lake George had sold for more than $3.4-million. But in the last eight months, three more joined that exclusive list in a flurry of high-end lakefront activity.

$4.95-million was paid on Nov. 28, 2018, for a secluded 4,700-square-foot home with 1,267 feet of lakefront and seaplane access on 8.22 acres on the lake’s Northwest Bay in …

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Mike Smith ends his auction

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

After 33 years auctioning antiques for a living, Mike Smith conducted his last one Saturday night at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

“It’s time. I’m 66,” Mr. Smith told The Chronicle Saturday afternoon — but he readily acknowledges that what prompted the end of Cherry Tree Auctions is that demand for antiques has plummeted.

“The business is a shadow of what it used to be,” he …

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Hudson Falls: Lewis Super closing Sept. 4, after 70 years

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Lewis Supermarket on Burgoyne Avenue in Hudson Falls is closing.

“I broke the news to our employees this morning,” owner Em Lewis told The Chronicle Tuesday. He operates the store with his wife Debbie. He said Wednesday, Sept. 4, will be the store’s last day.

Mr. Lewis’s late parents Em and Peg started Lewis Super in 1949. It’s one of the region’s last independent …

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Luzerne Music Center seeks $2 million for camp housing

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

At this week’s Monday night concert featuring jazzman Chris Brubeck and his band Triple Play, Luzerne Music Center introduced two model log cabins for its planned housing upgrade.

Camp Director Elizabeth Pitcairn said, “It’s so exciting, and very needed.”

Luzerne’s current small, signature green and white cabins date to the 1920s, when the facility was a camp for boys, said chief operating officer Jeff …

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Gene Merlino: Lake Luzerne was ‘ahead of the curve’ on milfoil

After The Chronicle’s story last week about how Lake George and four smaller lakes we selected are combating the invasive weed Eurasian WaterMilfoil, Lake Luzerne Town Supervisor Gene Merlino called to tell us about what his town is doing and has long been doing.

“We’re ahead of the curve, and have been for years,” he said. “We’ve been working on it for more than 10 years.

“We were the first …

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