Saturday, October 1, 2022

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Dave Strader sets return to broadcast booth with NHL’s Stars

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Dave Strader is getting back in the NHL broadcast booth.

The Glens Falls native and long-time hockey play-by-play man hopes to call five Dallas Stars home games in the next two weeks as he continues to fight bile duct cancer, diagnosed in June 2016.

“I’m doing well,” Strader said Monday morning in a phone interview. “I’ve responded pretty well to this last round of …

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LG island cabin auction on 2/22 draws interest

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Lake George listing went up on the Zillow real estate website Tuesday:

The bold type said: “14 Mile Is[land]…4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 962 sq ft…For sale by owner $300,000.”

With that heading, interest was big and instantaneous — including at The Chronicle.

Willie Bea McDonald of McDonald Real Estate in Bolton Landing was the first Realtor cited by Zillow to “Get More Information.”

We …

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Davidson’s reverses its no-tips policy

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Davidson Brothers Restaurant stopped its controversial no-tips policy at the start of this year.

Owner Rick Davidson tells The Chronicle, “I said initially, we are committed to do the right thing by all of our staff and the customers.

“However, although the staff was very supportive and did very well with this, in the end, a number of customers were just uncomfortable not leaving …

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Rocksport’s big move

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Riding an international rock-climbing wave, Rocksport Indoor Climbing Gym is relocating this spring from the Sports Page on Quaker Road to their own $1.7-million, 8,400-square-foot facility on Carey Road in Queensbury. A grand opening is tentatively scheduled for early April.

“In the last three years, our business has grown so fast that we can’t stay where we are,” said Tom Rosecrans, a retired Queensbury …

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John & Margaret Sawyer Biked Vietnam and the U.S.A.

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

John and Margaret Sawyer of Glens Falls took two major bicycle trips in 2016 — a month-long mountain bike journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, followed by a 51-day, 3,185-mile, coast-to-coast pedal “from St. Augustine, Fla., across the deep South…to San Diego.”

The trips were part of an eight-month sabbatical that the couple — he a doctor, she a nurse — took to mark John’s …

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