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Ski group seeks amendment for backcountry touring trails

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

For the first time since 1987, The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting comments regarding amendments to New York State’s State Land Master Plan (SLMP).

The non-profit Adirondack Powder Skier Association (APSA) is lobbying for an amendment to allow backcountry skiing in the Adirondacks that adheres to New York State Constitution Article 14, known as the “Forever Wild” clause.

APSA president and founding member Ron …

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LG Arts Project: Could be final Black Velvet

Last licks for Kitsch?

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Twenty-six years is a lot of black velvet art — but we may be seeing the end of the roll.

The Lake George Arts Project says this may be the final year for the Black Velvet Art Party, which continues to require massive work for a decreasing return, director John Strong tells The Chronicle.

This year’s BVAP, as it’s sometimes …

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Wow! Wood Park is great venue

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Last weekend’s American Music Festival for Lake George instantly put the new Charles R. Wood Park on the map — and established it as a game changer.

Repeat: Game changer.

This is an outdoor venue with enormous possibilities. It enables concert events that simply weren’t possible here before.

Some things can be improved. There are kinks to work out. But as essentially the first …

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Chez Pierre at 50: Amazing tale of its origin

By Mark Frost

Chez Pierre was one of my parents’ favorite restaurants. It is also one of mine.

So I grew up knowing the post-World War II tale of how American soldier Joe Baldwin, from Glens Falls, met and married a young French woman, Pierrette, when he was stationed in France, how they moved here and opened Chez Pierre.

But until I sat down with Pierrette at length last week, …

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