Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Sweet Rice Thai Sushi on Dix transforms former Sam’s Diner

A Thai couple have transformed the vintage former Sam’s Diner at 23 Dix Avenue in Glens Falls into Sweet Rice Thai Sushi. It opened on November 4.

Wife and husband owners Ae Siraroj and Ake Pholsamak did the renovations themselves over three months. They repainted the walls, re-did the floor and counter, and even built the tables.

Ms. Siraroj said they offer items either new or rare locally — including …

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Panel agrees on redrawn lines for Assembly districts, but it is far from final

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

The New York Independent Redistricting Commission released a proposed State Assembly map that would take effect in the next election, in 2024.

The map used this year was deemed an unconstitutional gerrymander in May, but the court said there was not enough time to draw new lines before the election.

The maps are subject to change. The commission will hold public hearings soliciting input …

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Question of the week: What should be the new Glens Falls mascot?

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Last Thursday, when we sent our weekly email with the link to the new Chronicle to our digital subscribers, for the first time we also posed a question and invited readers to respond.

We asked: ‘With the New York State Education Department banning all Native American mascots by the end of the 2022-23 school year, What should the new Glens Falls School District Mascot be? …

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GF Indians, LG Warriors & Corinth Tomahawks face NYS’s new mascot decree

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls Indians. Lake George Warriors. Corinth Tomahawks. These local schools are among 70 districts that New York State said must remove their Native American team names, mascots and imagery by the school year’s end.

If not, they risk “punishments”— the state’s word — including loss of state funding and removal of school officials.

Cambridge school, with its Indians name and native American image, …

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Stefanik campaign: $20,000 stolen in mail

Chronicle Staff Writer Zander Frost writes: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office said that nearly $20,000 in donations to her campaign were stolen in “repeated targeted mail theft.”

A release said the theft “also—and more alarmingly—has exposed hundreds of Congresswoman Stefanik’s campaign supporters to potential identity theft or financial fraud.”

Alex DeGrasse, Team Elise Executive Director, told The Chronicle that four thefts of checks sent from Glens Falls to their treasurer in …

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