Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Sen. Schumer ‘inspired’ after touring historic Hudson Falls buildings

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“This is the kind of thing that makes my job so great,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the United States Senate, as he toured four historic buildings in downtown Hudson Falls on Friday, Dec. 8.

“To see all of the activity and the revitalization and the hope in all of these buildings I visited is inspiring.”

Sen. Schumer, with Secret Service …

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Experts: No worry, birds are here

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Many people in the area have noticed a lack of birds at their feeders this fall, but Jim Farquhar, chief of the Bureau of Wildlife at the state Department of Environmental Conservation, tells The Chronicle that the birds are around, but have been actively foraging on natural foods.

“There’s nothing to indicate that there’s any issues” with bird population numbers, he said.

Mr. Farquhar …

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Susan Siplon & Bridget Dunigan to run GF’s new Park Theater

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Elizabeth Miller has chosen Susan Siplon as executive director and Bridget Dunigan as managing director of her massively renovated Park Theater in Glens Falls, The Chronicle has learned.

They’ll both begin work Dec. 18. The theater, on Park Street downtown, aims to open in February or March.

“What a gift Elizabeth Miller is giving to the community, to literally just build this,” Mrs. Siplon …

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Cumberland Farms consultant: ‘Minor’ traffic impact if it puts store north of outlet plazas

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

An evaluation done for Cumberland Farms by VHB Engineering says a proposed convenience store at the intersection of Routes 9 and 149 north of the factory outlets in Queensbury “is expected to have a minor impact on local traffic operations.”

The 52-page report was filed with the Town of Queensbury in advance of the project’s being a discussion item before the Planning Board on …

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Sophie Tougas, GFHS hoop star, now at prep school, has 4 Division I offers

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Sophie Tougas was already being recruited to play Division I college basketball when she scored her 1,000th career point for Glens Falls High School last season.

But after she transferred to Brewster Academy (N.H.) and reclassified herself as a high school sophomore again, the offers started pouring in.

“I have offers from Rhode Island, Boston University, Siena and Cal State-Bakersfield,” Sophie, 16, told The …

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