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Rep. Stefanik, interviewed by The Chronicle, praises Paul Ryan, faults Trump on immigration, says she’ll run again

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Chronicle conducted a wide-ranging phone interview on April 17 with Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik as she reached the 100-day mark of her second two-year term. What we learned included:

  • She said she’ll definitely run for a third term in 2018. She noted: “We won every county in a district which is traditionally a swing district, and we won by over 30 points.”
  • She
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New book on John Apperson coming in May

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Ellen Apperson Brown of Virginia has written a book — John Apperson’s Lake George — about her great-uncle, the pioneering Lake George environmentalist. It’s coming out in May.

Somewhat surprising even to Ms. Brown — “funny,” she calls it — is that the book she said she has long dreamed of writing finally got picked up by Arcadia Publishing, best known for its Images …

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Living with Parkinson’s: Lots of meds, lots of patience

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Donna Schempp has a very personal reason for participating in the April 29 Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research run/walk in South GlensFalls.

She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in October 2010. “And it took two years to get a diagnosis,” she said.

The married South Glens Falls mother of three and grandmother of four has always been active. She taught aerobics for 10 years. …

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GF triathlete Nick Marcantonio trains for Ironman World Championships

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Nick Marcantonio wants to be the best young triathlete in the world, and at 23 has already qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii this October.

First, on April 22, the 2011 Glens Falls High School graduate and former three-time All-American runner at SUNY Cortland will compete in the North American Championship in Texas, his first full triathlon.

“That will be more of …

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Green Party’s Rich Cirino to run for GF Mayor

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Rich Cirino will run for Mayor of Glens Falls on the Green Party line, against declared candidates Democratic Councilman-at-Large Dan Hall and independent Tim Guy.

Mr. Cirino asks, “Do I want four more years of the same thing? Glens Falls is great, but we’re not growing. We’re not attracting young families the way we should.”

Mr. Cirino, 54, is president of the Glens Falls …

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