Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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CEO of Protect Our Winters

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Harvard and Queensbury Class of 2001 grad Erin Sprague is the newly appointed CEO of Protect Our Winters, a Colorado-based climate advocacy not-for-profit targeted to and run by skiiers, snowboarders and outdoors enthusiasts like herself.

“I’ve always been a passionate outdoor athlete,” Ms. Sprague told The Chronicle in a Zoom call from Boulder.

“I loved every every season outdoors in this beautiful part of …

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GF & HF both have brothers wrestling in NYS tourney

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

Lots of brothers are willing to go to the mat for each other, as the saying goes. But four local boys will take it to the next level this weekend at the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships at MVP Arena in Albany on Feb. 23 and 24.

Skyler and Violence Sturdevant of Glens Falls and Jesse and Justin Mullis of Hudson Falls all advanced to states …

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GFH neurologist: For brain health as you age, keys are nutrition, exercise, social interaction

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

Cognitive decline and its toll on quality of life are unfortunate realities for many people as they age.

Reportedly more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and that the lifetime risk at age 45 of getting the disease at some point are 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 10 for men.

Glens Falls Hospital neurologist Dr. Max Rudansky has some …

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Paul Crandell, who founded Flyers Swim Club, to retire from coaching

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

Paul Crandell, a State Trooper who founded the Greater Glens Falls Flyers Swim Club in 1991, will retire from swim coaching when this season ends.

“It’s been 44 years,” Mr. Crandell told The Chronicle. “I look back and I say I don’t know how I did it with a full-time job [as a trooper for 20 years, retiring in 1998]. My wife and I …

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Washington Co. lost a mainstay when Burger Den in Cambridge closed: 48 years

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

“The Burger Den was our Peppermill.”

That’s what a Salem native told me about the Burger Den on Route 22 in Cambridge that closed after 48 years.

Greg Baratto opened the Burger Den in 1975 and ran it with his wife Lisa for 35 years, until 2019, when their son Marco bought it to operate with his wife Meghan.

The Burger Den’s big menu …

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