Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Wilhelm cocaine arrest shock waves

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

An emotional meeting for members took place Monday night at the Global Fitness gym and Athletic Academy on Glen Street in the former Glens Falls Junior High School building.

It was two days after Denny Wilhelm, the former Glens Falls basketball star and high school teammate of Jimmer Fredette, was charged with possessing more than a pound of cocaine.

Speakers included Mr. Wilhelm’s parents, …

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Lake George rattlesnake update

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

The PowerPoint presentation went awry at the Lake George Land Conservancy in Bolton Landing on Aug. 16, so biologist Dr. Bill Brown instead brought in a live rattlesnake from his lab at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute for his talk.

This turn of events actually pleased the 40-person audience, although a few people in the front row did vacate their chairs and move farther …

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New principal at St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

“I already love it here,” Patricia Balmer, the new principal at the St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls, tells The Chronicle.

“Many of the people that I’ve met have been very welcoming. It seems like a really warm, inviting community. I’m just blessed to be a part of it.”

Mrs. Balmer said she’s from Latham.

“I’ve taught and have been a …

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Rita Sweenor: Thanks all who helped after I was attacked by rabid coyote in FE

Dear Gordon:

It has been two weeks on August 30 since I was attacked by a rabid coyote on the bike trail in Fort Edward. I am healing slowly, though improving each and every day.

I am alive today due to some very caring and extraordinary people. The couple whose house I first stopped at are the beginning of the many very special people that touched my and my family’s …

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Fought off a rabid coyote; Rita is a survivor!

Rita Sweenor
“I’ll give you the thumbs up,” Rita Sweenor said in posing for this photo Monday evening, five days after a rabid coyote ripped open her scalp, face, arms and legs. How is she doing? “I’m a positive person…I have a lot of recovery to do. Will I have scars? I don’t care. I am who I am. I survived.Chronicle photo/Gordon Woodworth

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“It …

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