Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Hoppy Trails is here again: Premier Plus buys Brew Bus

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Hoppy Trails is here again.

Under new ownership and after being grounded since the coronavirus shutdown in March, the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus is once again bringing groups to the region’s 20 or so craft breweries, distilleries and wineries.

“Right away, the first actual time we rented it out was the 17th of October,” says new owner Dawn Biddescombe. “This weekend and the next …

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Scoop: Re-elect Elise Stefanik

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Elise Stefanik is an extremely effective member of Congress. She makes significant headway for the 21st District. She’s smart, hard-working, knows the communities’ needs and tries to address them.

Glens Falls Hospital has struggled for years because it serves a largely poor, rural area but isn’t accorded the rural designation that would open up funding streams. Congresswoman Stefanik didn’t just deliver the hospital $44-million, she’s …

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The doctor won’t see you now

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

On Friday, Oct. 30, after 46 years, Dr. John Rugge will stop seeing patients. “Halloween Eve,” he quips. “How appropriate.”

Dr. Rugge turned 76 years old on Oct. 4.

Even as he was the driving force turning Hudson Headwaters Health Network into a far-flung, $110-million primary care juggernaut treating a thousand people a day from greater Glens Falls to the Canadian border, Dr. Rugge kept …

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Running for Assembly

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

There’s a three-way race for the 114th District Assembly seat that Dan Stec is giving up to run for the State Senate seat being vacated by Betty Little. The candidates are:

Claudia Braymer, 40, a Democrat who is Glens Falls Ward 3 County Supervisor. She also has the Working Families line.

Matt Simpson, 53, a Republican who is Horicon Town Supervisor. He also has …

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Chronicle’s latest interview: Rep. Elise Stefanik

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, locked in a heated re-election race with Democrat Tedra Cobb, offered The Chronicle another chance to interview her, in-person or remotely, our choice, on Friday, Oct. 16. We chose remotely.

We then reached out to Ms. Cobb, via her press office and the cell phone number we have on file, to offer her the chance to be interviewed but heard nothing …

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