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Fort Ann passes law regulating short-term rentals

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Town of Fort Ann has passed a short-term rental law “to protect against adverse effects of this use while allowing it under appropriate circumstances.”

“I feel good about it. I feel good that it’s in place,” Supervisor Sam Hall said.

The law reads, “The Town Board has determined that short-term, transient rentals can be incompatible with the sense of privacy, community and ambience …

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Wailers at Strand: Yet another WOW!

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: We’ve seen some fine shows and musical love-fests at the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls. The Wailers — next-generation Reggae group of Bob Marley fame — took it to the rafters, as demonstrative an audience as I’ve yet seen in Hudson Falls, on Saturday night, April 22.

Much of the show, much of the full house was up and standing, singing if not shouting …

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Zack’s drive-in reborn

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Dave Madden, the former owner of the Lake George A&W drive-in restaurant, has purchased, renovated and will reopen the Hudson Falls mainstay Zack’s Drive-In.

“It might be before Memorial Day, but definitely by Memorial Day,” Mr. Madden told The Chronicle.

He bought Zack’s in Spring 2022 shortly after selling the Lake George A&W, which he operated for 44 years.

His daughter Claire will be …

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Rockwell Falls librarian, after the drag queen story hour tiff

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Rockwell Falls Public Library’s planned Drag Queen Story Hour was postponed indefinitely on April 13.

The library said its Board of Trustees voted “to do additional research into the performer and the content of the show.”

It came on the heels of a heated Library meeting on April 11, originally scheduled to elect a new Board President.

Rockwell Falls Public Library Director Courtney Keir …

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Shirt Factory owner plans ‘world-class’ mural garden

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Eric Unkauf, owner-redeveloper of the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, has an ambitious plan to turn the surrounding 5-acre campus he has assembled into a mural garden — officially “Muralgarten.”

“It’ll be a world-class tourist attraction,” Mr. Unkauf tells The Chronicle.

He sees it as a year-round draw that will be a “transformational catalyst” for the east side of Glens Falls, the city, Warren …

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