Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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David Britton of GF is chef at Siro’s, Saratoga

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls’s David Britton is the new executive chef at Siro’s Restaurant, a centerpiece of the Saratoga Race Course season.

As reported by Steve Barnes in the Albany Times Union, Siro’s was sold last week to SPS and JLS Family Partnerships, which two years ago purchased Shepard’s Cove Restaurant and turned it into the Lake George Beach Club in Lake George Village.

Mr. Britton …

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Bob Conner’s nifty novel The Last Circle of Ulysses Grant

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

My journalist friend Bob Conner has written his first novel, The Last Circle of Ulysses Grant, about the life and last days of Ulysses S. Grant. I bought it last fall at our Chronicle Book Fair, and I’m writing now at long last to tell you it’s a really good, really informative read.

It’s also what propelled me to Mount McGregor last Sunday (see page …

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Grant Cottage State Historic Site atop Mount McGregor in Wilton: It’s a must-see!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Ulysses S. Grant spent the final 36 days of his life at a cottage on top of a mountain, Mount McGregor, in Wilton between Saratoga Springs and South Glens Falls.

He was dying of throat cancer — and on a mission to finish volume two of his memoir, not just to detail for posterity how his Union Army won the Civil War but to provide …

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Patrick: USA Women’s Soccer is the best team in all of sports

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

This United States Women’s National Soccer Team is the best athletic squad on the planet.

My friends and I were vacationing on Paradox Lake on July 2, and we dropped in to Flanagan’s in Schroon Lake to watch the U.S. play England in the semifinal of World Cup.

Alex, Phil and I weren’t sure if we’d find other rabid fans donning the red, white …

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Nick Marcantonio plans to go pro after Ironman in Lake Placid

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Nick Marcantonio, the elite 26-year-old triathlete from Glens Falls, tells The Chronicle, “After Lake Placid, if everything goes well, I’ll turn professional.”

The former cross country All-American at SUNY Cortland is now world-class. He finished 41st at last year’s Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa and blitzed a strong field of 2,520 athletes to win the Connecticut 70.3 in early June by more …

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