Sunday, December 10, 2023

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Meet face to face, Arrow

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Next Wednesday, Oct. 25, Arrow Financial Corporation — the parent of Glens Falls National and Saratoga National Banks — will conduct its long postponed annual meeting.

I was stunned and unhappy to see that it’s being done virtually — not in person as it used to be every year at the Charles Wood Theater.

I called CEO Dave DeMarco to ask about it and express …

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Halloween is huge! Events this week, next

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Broomsticks and ghostly haunts, we are flying high and terrified, laughing our way though ghouls and gore.

Halloween is back, with a full slate of “Spooky Season” events to prove it. Here are some of the hauntings around here.

Hauntings galore

  • Fright Fest, weekends through October. The Great Escape, Queensbury. “Thrills by Day” Boo Fest for kids, “Frights by Night” scary stuff after 5.

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Glens Falls Mayor Collins: Public Safety is not the neighbors’ decision to make

Chronicle reporter Ben Westcott writes: At the Oct. 11 Glens Falls Board of Public Safety meeting, Mayor Bill Collins argued that Public Safety shouldn’t consider neighbors’ opinions when making public right-of-way decisions.

The mayor said that if neighborhood opinion controls, “we’d never put a new sidewalk into this city, or a new bike lane. We know that anybody who doesn’t have a sidewalk today wouldn’t vote for one.

“We look …

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Johnsburg has many contests this election…

By Maury Thompson, Special to The Chronicle

Using a chicken and egg metaphor, a townwide property revaluation in Johnsburg about two years ago hatched a greater awareness of town government.

Revaluations, when property values are adjusted to match market trends, are nearly always controversial.

In Johnsburg, controversy over the accuracy of the methodology was magnified, as it was the first revaluation in the town in about 50 years.
As attendance …

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Glens Falls to break ground Friday for ‘Market Center‘

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: Glens Falls plans a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, for the long-awaited “Event and Market Center” on South Street, downtown.

The $5 million project is a signature piece of the City’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant awarded by then-Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2016.

“The Event and Market Center is expected to be transformative,” Mayor Bill Collins said in the …

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