Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Shaq & Bear Grylls in Adirondacks for ‘Running Wild’ TV: ‘Blood sucking leeches, sheer rock’

Pro basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal takes on the wild Adirondacks in a new episode of the NBC TV series Running Wild with Bear Grylls airing Monday, Aug. 29, 10 pm.

The pair were dropped into the Adirondacks, presumably by helicopter, and left to fend for themselves, with only the bare essentials (and a television production crew with state-of-the-art equipment.)

The episode is described by the website simkl.com this way: “After …

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Bat encounters surge: Readers react; DEC’s expert explains

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Last week’s Chronicle story and photo about Big Brown Bat encounters in the Glens Falls region prompted numerous readers to chime in with more incidents.

The state’s bat expert isn’t surprised.

“This is the time of year when we see a huge spike in encounters because in mid to late August, young bats that are born this year start to leave their mothers, and …

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Off-duty police officer from Cheektowaga was key to LG fatal boat crash investigation

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The investigation into the July 25 boat collision on Lake George that killed 8-year-old Charlotte McCue was jump-started by the alert observations of an off-duty police officer vacationing with his fiancée at Tea Island Resort.

Warren County Sheriff Bud York said Timothy Turnbull, a patrol officer with the Cheektowaga Police Department, “did a phenomenal job.

“He provided us with the boat [identification and location] …

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She bought Minky Mink

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Maura Bannon has bought Minky Mink, the specialty women’s clothing store in downtown Glens Falls founded and operated by Shonna McTiernan. The price was not disclosed.

Ms. Bannon, 28, is a 2006 graduate of Lake George High School with experience in retail and a degree from St. Michael’s College in communications and journalism, with a minor in marketing.

“The closing was Friday,” she said. …

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Blais: LG Marriott hopes to open by Labor Day weekend

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Dave Kenny’s six-story, $25-million Lake George Marriott hotel may not be open for another month, Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais told The Chronicle Tuesday.

Mr. Kenny had not returned calls by press-time.

The mayor said Mr. Kenny “is telling us now that he hopes to be open in the later part of August.”

He initially hoped to open the 119-room hotel by Memorial …

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