Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Schermerhorn: My offer doesn’t accept hockey & Global contracts but pledges to keep it an arena

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Developer Rich Schermerhorn told The Chronicle Tuesday that his $750,000 offer to buy the Glens Falls Civic Center remains in place, but that it doesn’t meet the city’s requirement to honor existing contracts with the Calgary Flames hockey team and building operator Global Spectrum.

“My offer is to buy it cleanly, without an obligation to outside contracts, no contingencies,” Mr. Schermerhorn said.

He is …

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Krogmann tosses GF school lawsuit on Finch’s taxes

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

State Supreme Court Judge David Krogmann Monday threw out the Glens Falls City School District’s lawsuit seeking a larger share of school taxes paid by Finch Paper.

Judge Krogmann’s nine-page decision upheld the school district’s legal standing and its right to file the Article 78 lawsuit, but held that it waited too long to take action. He cited a four-month statute of limitations from …

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Pottersville-based ‘Railroads on Parade’ seeks rescue, urgently

Railroads on ParadeChronicle editor Mark Frost writes: Clarke and Barbara Dunham have issued an urgent call for help to save their elaborate model train attraction, Railroads On Parade, off Northway Exit 26, Pottersville.

They said the unidentified financial backer who enabled them to open Railroads On Parade is now exiting the project.

Their Website announces: “At the conclusion of the 2014 season Railroads On Parade will be seeking a new year-round location …

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Bed tax hike to rescue Civic Center unlikely; Mayor: ‘That ship has sailed’

By Gordon Woodworth & Mark Frost
Chronicle News Editor & Chronicle Publisher/Editor

A renewed late push to fund the Glens Falls Civic Center with a 1% hike in the occupancy “bed” tax is apparently going nowhere, and Mayor Jack Diamond says the Aug. 18 auction of the Glens Falls Civic Center will proceed.

“If the County asks me to consider canceling the sale of the Civic Center and has a …

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LG boat inspections are going smoothly, even on 4th of July

Chronicle staff writer David Cederstrom writes:     

As of July 14, 7,871 boats coming to Lake George had been inspected for invasive species under the Lake George Park Commission’s new boat inspection regulations, said Park Commission executive director Dave Wick in reply to a  Chronicle inquiry.

“We de-conned about 400 boats, so we’re running about a 6 to 7 percent decontamination rate, which is pretty close to what we expected,” he …

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