Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Bethels sell 132 Glen St. Bistro; Rocco’s Italian-American buys

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Rocco Ientile, who owned Rocco’s Pizza shops in Fort Edward, Queensbury and Corinth, will open Rocco’s Italian-American Bistro at 132 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls.

Mr. Ientile said he paid $225,000 for the building that formerly housed Kevin and Patty Bethel’s 132 Glen Bistro. There are also two rented apartments upstairs, he said.

He said he hopes to open the restaurant by the …

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Return of the ice bars

Icing up: The Sagamore and Dunham’s Bay, Adk. Brewery and Cirelli’s

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Ice is cool again. And ice bars are hot.

The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, Dunham’s Bay Resort overlooking Lake George, Cirelli’s Osteria in South Glens Falls, and now the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George Village: This year all four will offer outdoor bars carved from massive blocks of ice.

Typically …

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Charles Evans Hughes: GF-bred Civil Rights hero

By William Loughrey, Special to The Chronicle

Charles Evans Hughes was born in Glens Falls to a woman of exceptionally strong faith and a father who was an abolitionist preacher, a head of the anti-slavery forces in the upper Hudson River Valley. Throughout his distinguished public career, Hughes was a civil rights stalwart, a role for which he has not been accorded credit.

For a century and a half, America’s …

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Frosts report from Israel, Jordan

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Frost family is in the midst of a two-week trip to Israel and Jordan, our first venture into the Middle East.

When our world-traveling 21-year-old son Max first proposed this adventure last fall, I’ll admit to total reluctance that was shared by my wife Sandy. I especially couldn’t see myself, as a Jew, going to Jordan and Palestinian territory.

But bit by bit, as …

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Omar Usmani’s conflict of interest

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Omar Usmani is executive partner of Aeon Nexus, a business that owns the former Russell & Wait building in downtown Glens Falls. Now they’re in Albany, too.

Mr. Usmani also serves on the executive committee of the Capital Region Economic Development Council’s Executive Committee. He was appointed by the Governor.

The Capital Region Economic Development Council is the entity that decided which local applicants to …

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