Saturday, December 9, 2023

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Merlino leads; votes found in machine

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Lake Luzerne Town Supervisor race flipped in favor of incumbent Eugene “Gene” Merlino over Republican Dan Waterhouse when Friday’s recount revealed 14 write-in ballots that had been “misdirected” by the voting machine to the general ballot bin instead of the separate bin for write-in ballots, said Warren County Board of Elections officials.

These ballots lifted Mr. Merlino to an unofficial lead of 459 …

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Chapman’s great show: History of movies in Glens Falls!

By Mark Frost , Chronicle Editor

Hats off to Jillian Mulder, the curator of the Chapman Historical Museum.

“NOW SHOWING: From Nickoledeons to Drive-Ins” is such a fun, fascinating, significant exhibition that I came out feeling both exhilarated and enlightened.

The show takes us through the history of movies and movie theatres in Glens Falls, but it also captures the whole personality of a city that was — and hopefully …

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Kingsbury’s gun rights fight

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

Councilwoman Jane Havens has resigned from the Kingsbury Town Board effective November 30, because she says a town law — Chapter 136 — banning guns on town property conflicts with her personal protection and infringes the public’s constitutional rights.

“I refuse to give up my right to carry” a gun, Mrs. Havens told The Chronicle. “I took an oath …

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5-hour Warren County meeting: Mullen no-deal, budget, sewer

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted not to accept the $18,000 high bid on the Mullen Iron Works property as offered in the County’s online public auction that ended Oct. 30.

The Mullen vote was one among several points of interest during the Board’s Friday, Nov. 19, monthly meeting. The meeting lasted about five hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with one 10-minute …

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GF Hospital busy: Covid surge; more

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Twenty months on, Glens Falls Hospital’s Covid hospitalizations equal or surpass the highest of the pandemic. Tuesday’s count was 44 admissions, seven in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Most chilling, “just between November 10 and 16,” Glens Falls Hospital had four
Covid fatalities, reports Hillary Alycon, the hospital’s Director of Infection Prevention. “That’s consistent, every week.”

Beyond Covid, hospitalizations are up in general, while …

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