Chronicle Perspectives

Meet Kristine Duffy, new SUNY Adirondack President

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

When Kristine Duffy is inaugurated as the seventh president of SUNY Adirondack on Friday, April 11, she will already have been at the helm for nine months.

Dr. Duffy, 48, comes to this, her first-ever college presidency, by what she says is a “non-traditional” route.

Rather than moving up through the academic ranks, she has been in admissions, enrollment management and student retention, mostly …

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Nickie Piscitelli; owner of Mike’s Grocery, maker of May baskets, my pal, dies at 91

By Mark Frost
Chronicle Editor

I lost one of my dearest friends on Oct. 19. Nickie Piscitelli died in her sleep at the age of 91.

To the day she died, decades after the death of her husband, Nickie operated Mike’s Grocery on Maple Street in Hudson Falls, a timeless corner grocery that I often stopped by, because the connection between Nickie and me was strong and ran generations deep.…

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Meet Dr. Dan Way, to be honored by ‘SAIL’

Photographer, doctor, author makes house calls; new book

By Cathy DeDe
Chronicle Managing Editor

Dr. Dan Way of Queensbury is to be honored by the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL) at its second annual gala fund-raising party next Saturday, Oct. 19.

Way, Dan 2013Dr. Way, 61, has been a family practice physician with Hudson Headwaters Heath Care for 32 years.

He is being honored in part for the unique nature of

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Assistant DA: I’m absolutely not giving into the disease MS

By Gordon Woodworth
Chronicle News Editor

“I’m very fond of high heels,” says Warren County assistant district attorney Emilee Davenport.

“I like four-and-a-half inch heels, and a woman in one of our grand juries commented on them in court the other day.

Emilee Davenport Asst. DA Warren County“I told her I have Multiple Sclerosis, and that I will wear these heels until this disease takes them away from me. MS has nothing on me.”


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Talking to the dog

By Sandra Hutchinson
Editor of The Chronicle’s Adirondack Family quarterly magazine

I finally know what happens when I’m left to my own devices for four days— I get a little squirrely. My husband, two teenage kids and one of their friends went on a guys’ road trip to Cleveland for major league baseball, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point amusement park, Buffalo wings at the Anchor Bar,

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