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JUST Beverages says Whole Foods will sell its water

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Glens Falls start-up JUST Beverages announced on Twitter that Whole Foods will sell the water it is drawing from beneath the City of Glens Falls watershed on the mountains of Queensbury.

“JUST Water is 100% spring water. Nothing added. Coming soon to Whole Foods for 99 cents a carton,” JUST tweeted last week.

That tweet had been removed by Monday of this week.


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Alibaba’s Jack Ma buys $23-million Adirondack property

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce company Alibaba, paid $23-million for a 28,120-acre property in the Adirondacks, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Alibaba spokesman Jim Wilkinson told the newspaper that Mr. Ma bought the land, which includes more than nine miles of the St. Regis River, trout streams and a private-label maple-syrup operation, mainly for conservation purposes, but could use it as a personal retreat as well.

The …

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Greenwich has not just 1 but 2 seniors going to Princeton University

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The 91-student graduating class of Greenwich Central School is sending not just one but two seniors to Princeton University, plus one to M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and one to Colgate.

Going to Princeton are James Brown-Kinsella, son of Cathy Brown and Maureen Kinsella, and Jeremy Spiezio, son of Phil and Mary Ann Spiezio.

“Riley Steindl is going to MIT and Jillian Perkins is going …

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Formal path to full pistol permits set by Saratoga Co. Sheriff

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo announced that there will soon be a formal path for residents who want an unrestricted concealed carry pistol permit.

“We are putting together an all-day course that would include four hours in the classroom, a written test and live-fire safety with a certified National Rifle Association instructor at a firing range,” Sheriff Zurlo told The Chronicle Monday.

To be …

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Voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta & wife Deb in GF

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Dan Castellaneta is the voice of Homer Simpson, but all he really wants to do is write.

He and his wife Deb Lacusta are coming this week to the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, where they will workshop an unlikely little play they wrote together, as they typically do.

This one, The Banana Tree, is a “zany” comedy that stars a talking tree. …

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