Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Keeping the Glens Falls in Glens Falls Toyota

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Every year Len Romeo called Howard Lebowitz to see if he would sell him his Glens Falls Toyota dealership.

It was such a ritual, Howard recalls, that he’d tell Len, “Has it been a year already?”

Len says the conversation was always cordial. Both men have deep roots in the local car business. Len, best known locally for Carriage Traders used car business in South …

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Fast-growing organic meat farmer buys & son to manage Pole Valley Golf

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Mark Faille, who in the past decade has become a major farm presence in Washington County raising “100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork,” last Friday bought the 197-acre Pole Valley golf course in the Town of Hartford and renamed it Hartford Greens Country Club. His son Dylan, 28, is managing it.

Dylan told The Chronicle in a phone interview Sunday evening, “It’s really touching how …

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Operation Santa cancels December gala at the Sagamore; seeks individual donors

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The local children’s charity Operation Santa Claus has cancelled, due to Covid, what would have been the 35th Operation Santa Ball at the Sagamore, which has organizers thinking Christmas in August.

“Fretting” might be the better word.

Founding director Frank Munoff contacted The Chronicle to say that Operation Santa faces a significant drop in funding in a year when demand will likely be up …

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Racer Demetrios Drellos of Qby. wins big in Vt. at Devil’s Bowl

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

At 23, racer Demetrios Drellos — touted as “The Greek Streak” — has been knocking on the door with numerous second- and third-place finishes at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vermont, but Sunday, Aug. 3, he barged right through it.

Track publicist Justin St. Louis enthused, “Queensbury, N.Y., youngster Drellos blasted through the Pepsi Sportsman Modified field from his 17th-place starting position on the …

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Pete Collins, at age 83, still teachers kids to waterski; last go-round

By Meg Hagerty, Chronicle Freelance

If it’s a calm morning on Lake George in the summer, kids know to start showing up at about 7 at Pete Collins’ house.

Usually the 83-year-old Mr. Collins is already up and about with his cup of coffee, and when there are at least a couple of kids hanging out on his dock, the Cleverdale man fires up his boat.

These kids, most in …

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