Friday, September 24, 2021

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When will Lake George freeze?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The weather is frigid, and if last winter is any guide, Lake George is well on its way to freezing over completely.

“Last year we had a lot of ice cover in early January, but it went out and then came back, and the lake completely froze over on January 23rd,” said Larry Eichler, research scientist with the Darrin Fresh Water Institute (FWI) in …

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Late Tom Jacobs who pioneered Cole’s Woods ski trails honored with plaque

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Tom Jacobs and Cole’s Woods were celebrated Saturday on a perfect Glens Falls winter morning — gleaming blue sky, crisp temperature, fresh snow, cross-country ski trails groomed, ready and in use.

Mr. Jacobs, the Queensbury entrepreneur and Olympic skier who passed away in April at the age of 87, was lauded as the driving force who made Cole’s Woods and the ski trails happen.

Scores …

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Stan’s the man!

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

A group of Glens Falls High School alumni calling itself Team Stan hosted Stan Rummel and his wife Susan at a Dec. 3 dinner at the Long Horn Restaurant and Pub in Lake Luzerne.

Mr. Rummel, now 72, was assistant principal at Glens Falls High School from 1968 to 1998. He is the rare school disciplinarian who was popular then and is popular now.…

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Tom Collins sells Heidelberg Inn

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Citing his ongoing battle with stage four colon cancer, Tom Collins has sold his restaurant, the Heidelberg Inn at 352 Quaker Road in Queensbury.

“I’m still in treatment, going on three years now, and there is no end in sight,” he told The Chronicle. “It’s time Liz and I simplify things.

“We sold the business and the property to John Weber and his son, …

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Dan Miner reveals his 35-year battle vs. depression

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Four years after attempting suicide, WCKM radio personality Dan Miner sat down with The Chronicle to talk about his 35-year struggle with depression, and how getting professional help turned his life around.

“I never thought I’d see 50,” he said, sitting in the press box at the Glens Falls Civic Center before an Adirondack Flames hockey game.

The long-time hockey public address announcer and …

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