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Throngs flocking to local events

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Local venues and community events are drawing big crowds.

Sunday’s Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Glens Falls High School drew 875 people. The prior Tuesday’s Adirondack Voices Winter Glow attracted a record 472 people at Christ Church United Methodist.

The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls drew a standing room crowd exceeding 375 people for its Ballet Meets the Beatles event that combined …

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New Dog at the New Way

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

New Way Lunch, the 99-year-old Glens Falls icon known for its “Dirty John’s” hot dogs, now has its own brand of hot dog made exclusively for them in Troy.

“Our new hot dogs are fresher, never frozen, made weekly and better for you,” said Nick Gazetos, a fourth generation restaurant family member who oversees the New Way Lunch on South Street.

“There is no …

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Gordon: Escape At Dannemora is riveting TV

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

I’m hooked.

I wasn’t planning on watching Escape At Dannemora, the Ben Stiller’s Showtime mini-series about the 2015 escape of two convicted murderers from maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility.

But then I read several reviews praising the seven-part series, and I discovered last Sunday that I was getting Showtime for free as a trial from DirecTV.

I watched the first episode Sunday night. Then when …

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Cathy’s take on Gilbert Gottfried

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Gilbert Gottfried is like a cross between Peter Falk’s bumbling detective Columbo and the dry-witted old comedian George Burns. If you’re not old enough to get the references to these deceased personalities — that would be most of the roughly 200 people at Mr. Gottfried’s show at the Wood Theater last Saturday night — Gottfried combines a creaky, hunched demeanor and hesitant, pinched voice …

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Glens Falls wins it all!

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Glens Falls High School football team is New York State Class B champion for the second time in three years after a hard-fought 55-32 win over previously unbeaten Batavia in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome on Nov. 24.

The 11-2 Indians overcame a jittery start, contained Batavia’s record-setting running back Ray Leach and its potent multi-faceted offense scored 34 second-half points.

Sophomore Aalijah Sampson ran …

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