Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Waldo & Ruth Ross left us millions

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

You probably have never even heard of the Waldo T. & Ruth S. Ross Charitable Trust Foundation — but it’s rapidly become an enormous, sometimes crucial benefactor to local organizations like the Chapman Historical Museum, Hyde Collection, three local churches and others.

The Foundation, started in 2009, has $6-million in assets. It was funded by the late low-profile couple who operated Ross’s Store, predecessor of …

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Abe Wing & GF school: 3-year tuition deal with rising rate

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

A new contract between the Glens Falls and Abraham Wing school districts will raise tuition for Abe Wing students to more than $10,000 in 2019-20.

Abe Wing — an independent school with grades kindergarten to sixth in the east end of Glens Falls — currently pays $9,198 annually for each of its 107 students who attend Glens Falls for grades 7-12, said Glens Falls …

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Glens Falls wins NYS Class B football title, 47-39, over Chenango Forks

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Glens Falls High School football team is New York State’s Class B champion after a heart-stopping 47-39 win over powerhouse Chenango Forks in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The 13-0 Indians won Glens Falls’s first state title doing what they have done all season: Using their incredible team speed and skill, and a gritty Glens Falls-borne toughness, to get the job …

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Glens Falls QB Joseph Girard III: ‘I’m definitely playing football for 2 more years’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Sophomore Joseph Girard III, who quarterbacked Glens Falls High School’s state championship football team, is a top Division I college basketball prospect, but “I’m definitely playing football for two more years,” he said when we asked him Monday before Glens Falls basketball practice.

Girard, who turned 16 on Nov. 27, has already received three full-ride Division I scholarship offers — from UAlbany, High Point …

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Marine Corps League goes it alone this year for Toys project

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Hudson Falls Marine Corps League. Memorial Detachment 2 has broken ties with the National Toys for Tots program and has gone independent with their own “Toys for Girls and Boys” program to provide gifts to area children for the Christmas season.

Committee member Jerry Steves of Queensbury said that after last holiday season, Toys for Tots centralized in Albany.

“We wanted to be sure …

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