Sunday, December 10, 2023

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Lake George Ice Castles debut

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Viewed on a brutally cold and overcast day last week, the new Ice Castles attraction in Lake George looked very much still a work in progress but build manager Anna Closser said “we’re very close” to opening. Tuesday they announced they’ll open this weekend, Sunday, Jan. 23.

This project “growing” in the Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park is not built from ice …

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West Mountain’s big move

By Mark Frost & Zander Frost, Chronicle Editor & Staff Writer

West Mountain is making a big move — launching a ski academy run by Thomas Vonn, a former Olympian who also coached and was married to three-time Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn.

“Thomas can coach at any level,” said West Mountain co-owner/operator Spencer Montgomery. Besides Lindsey Vonn, “he’s coached at the World Cup level and raced at the World …

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Hartford Supervisor Haff: NYS Marijuana law ‘goes against Brown vs. the Board of Education’

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Hartford Town Supervisor Dana Haff called New York State’s new cannabis law “unconstitutional” and “against Brown vs. the Board of Education.”

Mr. Haff told The Chronicle he takes issue with the part of the law that says the Cannabis Control Board will “implement a social and economic equity plan and actively promote applicants from communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition and promote racial, ethnic, …

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Bob Blais, 85 & in his final term as LG Mayor; his annual report as newsy as ever

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

At the age of 85 and finishing his 50th year in office, Lake George Mayor Bob Blais’s “Annual Report to the Village Taxpayers” is as newsy and compelling as ever. Here’s just some of what I gleaned from the four-page report issued as 2021 turned to 2022.

• It may be time for Lake George Village to have its own police force again. Mayor Blais …

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Lakeside wedding for Lauren Gould and Trevor Donahue

After meeting at Hartwick College 11 years ago, Lauren Gould, a graduate of Glens Falls High School, and Trevor Donahue, a Belmont High, Mass., alum, tied the knot! Following a small ceremony in 2020, they were overjoyed to celebrate with family and friends on July 3, 2021, at the Lake House Guest Cottages in the Berkshires.

As if on cue, the sun shone through rainy skies at the strike of …

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