Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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GF’s first cannabis shops get Planning Board nod

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Glens Falls Planning Board recommended OKs for two separate cannabis dispensaries, the city’s first, March 5.

Legacy Dispensary is planned at 12 Hudson Avenue in the building that right now is a Pizza Hut.

The newly named GF Cannabis Co. is planned at 72 South Street at the former Dizzy Chicken first came before the Planning Board as Saratoga Cannabis Co.

The stores …

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Queensbury H.S. hosts NYS VEX Robotics tourney

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Robots will take over at Queensbbury school on Saturday, but no need for alarm. It’s just the VEX Robotics Northern NY State Tournament, taking place here for the first time, as Queensbury and other local schools have launched and grown their robotics programs to the point that warrants hosting the event.

Some 330 students — 215 high schoolers and 115 fourth to eighth graders …

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2 Democrats to challenge Stefanik

By Maury Thompson, Special to The Chronicle

Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge 21st District U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, in November.
Local Democratic leaders call it a “longshot,” but too important to neglect.

Paula Collins, an accountant and lawyer who specializes in cannabis issues, is in the process of relocating from Manhattan to Canton to launch her campaign.

“She’s going in with her eyes open,” Washington …

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LG’s Graceann Bennett lost her mom & the coach but thrives in last year as forward for Georgetown

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

Lake George High School 2019 grad Graceann Bennett has had to overcome hardship on the way to a career season as a fifth-year senior forward for the Georgetown University women’s basketball team.

During February of her junior season, her mother Michelle Bennett passed away at the age of 53
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“That experience was, and I think continues to be, kind of indescribable,” Graceann said. …

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South Glens Falls alleged arson arrest while child in residence

The South Glens Falls Police Department said in a press release that it had made an arrest in an alleged Arson that occurred early Saturday, March 2, on Second Street.
 
Police said, “On Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 6:40 am the South Glens Falls Police responded to a residence on Second Street for a report of a female that intentionally started a pile of clothing on fire in an upstairs

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