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Radici Kitchen & Bar official opening Jan. 23

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Radici Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant in the former Tallulah’s space on Ridge Street in downtown Glens Falls, plans a soft “friends and family” opening this weekend, Jan. 17-18, and the official opening on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Chef Brian Bowden and wife Carly Mankouski plan an “Italian-modern,” “wide-ranging” menu for the 50-seat restaurant.

“It’s an exciting but terrifying time,” Mr. Bowden said.

“We’re …

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Blais: Car Show ‘has outgrown’ Lake George Village’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Lake George Mayor Bob Blais used his year-end “Annual Report to the Village Taxpayers” to warn that September’s Adirondack Nationals Car Show “has outgrown the confines of the village….

“Eventually we will all have to decide that some events do not fit our area and turn our attention away from greed to safety, peace and tranquility that we so much enjoy.”

The mayor still …

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4 of 5 Valenza family members to Middle East for military service

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Three members of Queensbury’s Valenza family are National Guard members now headed to the Middle East as part of the 42nd Infantry Division’s deployment. A fourth family member is already there.

Major Julie Valenza, her husband Sergeant First Class Will Valenza and their youngest son Andrew, 21, shipped out Saturday for their training at Fort Hood (Texas) before deploying to the Middle East.

Older …

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Donates kidney to save her step-son

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Mike Benway was dying.

The 1993 Queensbury High School graduate was living in Seattle, working for a health insurance company, when he started getting headaches in the summer of 2015. “In September and October I was run down,” he said, “and in late November, I started getting swelling in my lower legs and blood in my urine.”

Right before Christmas, his condition worsened. Mike …

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Glens Falls: Two for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Here’s what’s planned in Glens Falls and Hudson Falls to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Friday: Show, speakers in HF

Milayne Jackson’s seventh annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Show is Friday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Hudson Falls.

This year’s gathering especially honors veterans. The guest speaker is Kendall X. Hicks of Saratoga Springs, a 30-year veteran of …

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