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Glens Falls Hospital CEO: Why Albany Med pact is a win

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Chronicle sat down Tuesday morning with Glens Falls Hospital President and CEO Dianne Shugrue.

Last Thursday, it was announced that the boards of the hospital and Albany Medical Center have approved an affiliation agreement under which Albany Med will become Glens Falls Hospital’s parent. Glens Falls will continue as a separate entity.

Ms. Shugrue said both hospital’s boards voted unanimously for the affiliation, which …

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The late Nick Heald becomes a dad two years after

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Nick Heald and Courtney Brosius were soulmates, inseparable South Glens Falls sweethearts who married on May 26, 2017.

Two months later, Nick — a hugely popular student chair of the South High Marathon Dance who later became a two-time recipient — died after a seven-year battle with synovial sarcoma.

He was 24.

But now Nick is a dad. Five weeks ago, at 1:18 a.m. …

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Tony got his tonsils out

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

It’s never fun to have a tonsillectomy — but when you’re an adult and your velvety crooner’s voice is how you make your living — well, that’s “something scary,” says Tony DeSare, the Hudson Falls Class of 1994 grad who tours nationally and internationally. The singer-pianist has two concerts upcoming in his hometown, complete with a Big Band, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.…

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Beaty urges 8% sales tax; use it to cut school tax by 10%, add $$ for towns & Glens Falls

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Queensbury At-Large County Supervisor Doug Beaty has unveiled a proposal to raise the sales tax in Warren County from 7% to 8%, with a promise to use half the projected proceeds of $18-million to slash school tax bills by approximately 10 percent and provide the other half to all the county’s towns and the City of Glens Falls based on their population.

“The best part …

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New ‘Pat’s Picks’ kicks off with ‘Drank the Gold’

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Music Writer

Columnist’s note: This is the inaugural column of Pat’s Picks, my spotlight on local and locally linked music. Each column highlights music that I’m recommending, whether new or old. Feel free to write in with suggestions. Hope you enjoy!

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Leading off Pat’s Picks is Saratoga Springs Irish and folk duo Drank the Gold — fiddler Oona Grady and her partner (in …

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