Monday, January 17, 2022

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Taste of North Country: 31 restaurants so far, 5 newbies

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: Thirty-one restaurants have confirmed their participation the Glens Falls Kiwanis Club’s 26th annual Taste of the North Country food festival on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in City Park, downtown Glens Falls.

New participants include three in downtown Glens Falls — Doc’s at the Park Theater, Craig Merrell’s Downtown Social, and Seasoned@14 Hudson, SUNY Adirondack’s restaurant at its new Culinary …

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Bonacio under contract to buy Sandy’s building on South Street

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Saratoga-based developer Sonny Bonacio, who built the $26-million 14 Hudson mixed use project in downtown Glens Falls and has said he planned to do another project here, is under contract to buy the former Sandy’s Clam Bar building at 41 South Street, The Chronicle has learned.

Mr. Bonacio had not returned email and phone messages by press time. Mark Levack of Levack Real Estate, …

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Joseph Girard III: We ask his pros & cons as he nears big college choice

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

We sat down with Joseph Girard III on Sunday and talked about how the Glens Falls star is deciding where to take his basketball talents next year.

We asked him about the positives and negatives of the six schools he is still considering. His decision is expected before November. (We were joined by Joseph’s father, Joe Girard.)

Boston College

Positives? So at BC…Coach [Jim] …

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Chef Denver Grover has The Aviator flying!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

In its third year of operation, The Aviator Restaurant at Warren County’s Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport has established itself as one of the region’s best.

We find the food excellent, interesting and remarkably consistent; the staff, ambience and hospitality winning; and the overall dining experience elevated, yet good value given the quality.

“It’s going great,” 40-year-old chef Denver Grover tells The Chronicle. “I hear a …

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Sewage sniffing dogs on Lake George prowl

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Two sewage-sniffing rescue dogs from Maine scoured Beach Road in Lake George Saturday, looking for the source of E. coli pollution that has closed Million Dollar Beach six times in the last three summers.

Pat Dowd of the Lake George Association said, “They are checking for human waste in storm sewers and water pipes and anything else running down to the lake.”

The dogs …

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