Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Hemlock killer bug found on protected Dome Island

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The invasive insect Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was found Thursday on several trees at the south end of Dome Island on Lake George. The island, a lake landmark south of the Sagamore, is owned and permanently protected by the Nature Conservancy.

Forest entomologist Mark Whitmore from Cornell led the team that identified the HWA infestation from the tell-tale cottonlike fluff on the underside of hemlock needles. …

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Warren County: The race for judge

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Nikki Moreschi and Rob Smith are vying to succeed John Hall as Warren County Judge and Surrogate Judge.

Mr. Hall reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in July; he’ll leave office at the end of 2020 after serving 16 years on the County bench.

The Warren County Judgeships pays a salary of $200,400 annually. The term is 10 years.

In this political climate, …

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Fuel Up for Finn: 394 trucks raised $60,000 for Fort Ann boy in leukemia fight

Chronicle editor Mark Frost writes:
When he launched the “Fuel Up for Finn” truck convoy parade and fund-raiser to benefit five-year-old Finn Herringshaw of Fort Ann, Tim Havens had told The Chronicle he hoped to attract 100 trucks donating $100 apiece to raise $10,000 as Finn undergoes chemotherapy for leukemia.

He ended up with 394 trucks, more than $60,000 raised and quite a sensational event in Fort Ann and Kingsbury …

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Joe Bruno was truly ‘made in Glens Falls’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Joe Bruno died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the age of 91. For 14 years the Glens Falls native and Rensselaer County Senator was New York’s Senate Majority Leader, one of the “three men in a room” who ruled New York State — the Governor, the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Assembly. Mr. Bruno grew up poor in a family of 10 in …

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Chris Patten’s pitch: 5-story, 64 apartments at Bay & Glen

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Editor

Developer Chris Patten says the five-story, 64-unit apartment building he wants to construct on the current green space at the corner of Glen and Bay Streets will harken back to the Glens Falls Insurance Company building that once stood there.

“I’m trying to bring that back,” he told the Common Council on August 25, citing a picture of the building that Mayor Dan Hall pulled …

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