Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Peter Shabat’s key building on South St. priced at $650,000

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Peter Shabat’s several properties on South Street in Glens Falls include 46-56 South, seen by some as a potential anchor in the $10-million state-funded revitalization of downtown’s “Street of Dreams.”

The three-story, 25,000-square-foot building on the corner of South and Elm sits largely vacant, except for a couple of taxi cab companies in spartan storefronts.

“It’s listed for $650,000, which is a very fair …

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Battenkill wins best milk in NY; Nettle Meadow, Argyle Farm win cheese & yogurt

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem won the Gold Medal in the fluid milk category at the New York State Fair’s Dairy Products Competition, Governor Cuomo announced Monday.

In cheese categories, the Argyle Cheese Farmer in Washington County and Nettle Meadow in the Warren County Town of Thurman also won Gold.

Seth McEachron’s Battenkill Creamery, which also won the award in 2010, scored a perfect …

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Exchange Street has it going on!

Growing hotbed of entrepreneurs in GF

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Exchange Street in downtown Glens Falls is on the rise, with an established and growing cluster of locally owned businesses and eclectic entrepreneurs.

Ann Parrish has two new tenants at the pre-Civil War building she owns at 16 Exchange Street and where for 15 years she has successfully operated her Milk & Honey clothing and gift boutique.

She …

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Shaq & Bear Grylls in Adirondacks for ‘Running Wild’ TV: ‘Blood sucking leeches, sheer rock’

Pro basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal takes on the wild Adirondacks in a new episode of the NBC TV series Running Wild with Bear Grylls airing Monday, Aug. 29, 10 pm.

The pair were dropped into the Adirondacks, presumably by helicopter, and left to fend for themselves, with only the bare essentials (and a television production crew with state-of-the-art equipment.)

The episode is described by the website this way: “After …

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Bat encounters surge: Readers react; DEC’s expert explains

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Last week’s Chronicle story and photo about Big Brown Bat encounters in the Glens Falls region prompted numerous readers to chime in with more incidents.

The state’s bat expert isn’t surprised.

“This is the time of year when we see a huge spike in encounters because in mid to late August, young bats that are born this year start to leave their mothers, and …

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