Monday, January 17, 2022

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Hyde reception: ‘We infused our wedding with our love for art’

By Madeline DeDe-Panken, Special to The Chronicle

My now-husband, Michael Epstein, studies vision science; I am a historian.

Our worlds intersect in art museums, where we’ve spent countless hours together — including on one of our very first dates, when we first began to realize we’d each found our forever person.

Without going so far as to have a Theme Wedding, we thought it would be fun and meaningful to …

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Lakeside wedding for Lauren Gould and Trevor Donahue


After meeting at Hartwick College 11 years ago, Lauren Gould, a graduate of Glens Falls High School, and Trevor Donahue, a Belmont High, Mass., alum, tied the knot! Following a small ceremony in 2020, they were overjoyed to celebrate with family and friends on July 3, 2021, at the Lake House Guest Cottages in the Berkshires.

As if on cue, the sun shone through rainy skies at the strike of …

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Marijuana: Who’s in, who opted out of sale, on-site use

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Use of cannabis has been legalized now throughout New York, but local municipalities could choose whether to allow businesses within their borders to sell it and offer on-premises consumption.

Local governments had until Dec. 31, 2021 to opt out. If they didn’t opt out, cannabis sales and on-premises consumption automatically are allowed.

In the City of Glens Falls, Town of Queensbury and Village of …

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Rachael Ray made Rachel’s day

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Rachel’s Spice Company in Glens Falls got a surprise Christmas boost from a different Rachael — Rachael Ray.

“On Christmas Eve, she used my ‘loaded salt and pepper’ subtly in a frittata on her Rachael Ray Show,” says Rachel Dutra, who operates Rachel’s Spice Company on Warren Street, with her husband Dave Dutra.

Mrs. Dutra said she had no idea Ms. Ray had featured …

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Castelli: Rep. Elise Stefanik has ‘treasonous spirit’ of ‘traitor Benedict Arnold’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Speaking in Crandall Park on the Jan. 6 one-year anniversary of what he called the “insurrection” at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. that he called the “greatest threat to our democracy since the Civil War,” Democrat Matt Castelli said “Congresswoman Elise Stefanik violated her oath to the Constitution that day, and has continued to do so since.”

“Her actions remind me of another individual with …

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