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Matt Castelli at Lawrence Street Tavern, kicked off his effort to unseat Stefanik

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Democrat Matt Castelli’s “official kickoff” for his campaign to unseat Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was Sunday at the Lawrence Street Tavern in Glens Falls.

Mr. Castelli, 40, told The Chronicle he is a former CIA agent who decided to run, “really in the aftermath of January 6,” the riot at the Capitol as Trump supporters challenged the election result.

“I got a call from my …

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Saratoga Eagle buys Minogue’s beverage biz; Key: 2 families & succession

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Jeff Vukelic and his brother Paul purchased 100-year-old Minogue’s Beverage Centers last week from Jack Minogue.

It’s a tale of two family businesses spanning several generations.

“We are a fourth generation family-owned business with locations in Western and Eastern New York, built on the core values of ‘Will to Win, Trust, Doing the Right Thing, and Fun’,” says Jeff.

He said he and his …

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GF Pocket Park thwarted for now: Back taxes

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The City of Glens Falls’s aim to turn the green wedge of property between Glen and Bay Streets into a pocket park has encountered another snafu.

It turns out the lot never was actually subdivided from the 333 Glen Street Associates property where the Travelers building, parking garage and surface parking lot stand.

The Glens Falls Planning Board approved the subdivision months ago, but …

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He’s 0-for-6 but Robin Barkenhagen isn’t daunted

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“I’m zero for six, but it’s a good zero for six,” says Robin Barkenhagen, 56. He’s run six times for public office in Glens Falls without winning.

Mr. Barkenhagen lost, 284-342, to Bob Landry for the open Ward 2 seat on the Common Council in the Nov. 2 election. Mr. Barkenhagen ran on the Democratic and Working Families lines.

Republican Mr. Landry, the recently …

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Hundreds attend discussion of GF school’s Covid policies

By Mark Frost & Zander Frost, Chronicle Editor & Staff Writer

Glens Falls School Superintendent Paul Jenkins met with the public — more than 200 people attended — Thursday evening, Nov. 4, in the auditorium to discuss the school’s ongoing Covid response.

Some implored the school to ease restrictions and mask requirements.

“People understand the risks which are objectively low,” one parent said. “They, we, our kids, are ready to …

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