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NHL’s Calgary Flames to pay $90,000 up front; City not on hook

By Gordon Woodworth,  Chronicle News Editor

The tentative American Hockey League deal between the City of Glens Falls and the NHL’s Calgary Flames includes a $90,000 up-front payment to the City in exchange for the rights to advertising and signage in the Civic Center, Mayor Jack Diamond told The Chronicle Tuesday.

“And the City is not guaranteeing any money to Calgary in this contract,” Mr. Diamond emphasized.

Last month, the …

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Mt. McGregor: 76 employees, zero inmates

By Gordon Woodworth

No prisoners remain at Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, but 76 staff members still work there around the clock, The Chronicle has learned.

The medium-security prison is due to close on July 26, one of four prisons statewide being shuttered to save money and respond to the declining number of inmates.

As of Monday, April 28, “there were 76 staff members and no inmates,” confirmed a …

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More on Lyme: Dr. says ticks can transmit within 4 hours

By David Cederstrom
Chronicle Staff Writer

“We need a better navigation system” to deal with tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, Dr. Ronald Stram told a crowd of about 60 people at SUNY Adirondack on Nov. 14. The topic of the talk was “From Tick Bite to Chronic Lyme Disease: A Better GPS to Bring Us to a Healthier Destination.”

Dr. Stram, who is board-certified in emergency medicine, founded the Stram

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