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HF: Morans’ $500,000 gift to redo Derby Park

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Brien and Mike Moran, whose Moran’s Sporting Goods Store was a Hudson Falls mainstay that supplied athletic gear and bicycles to generations of local kids, are donating $500,000 to kick off a $1.1-million complete renovation of Derby Park in Hudson Falls.

The gift was announced Tuesday morning at a press conference in the former Washington County Courthouse building in downtown Hudson Falls.

“This community …

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GF School panel urges end to valedictorian & naming of top 10

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Glens Falls City School District “Class Rank Committee” is recommending that the school stop naming valedictorians and salutatorians, and disclose class rankings only for college and scholarship applications.

Trent Clay, assistant superintendent for curriculum, said the committee will now discuss it with superintendent Paul Jenkins and the Board of Education, who will decide whether to make any changes or keep things the same.…

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Andy Gregorio stepping down as weatherman on Channel 13; moves into tech

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

Andy Gregorio will step down in mid-June as a meterorologist on WNYT.

Mr. Gregorio, who lives in Glens Falls with his wife Mary, joined the station, Channel 13, in 2015. He previously spent 14 years on the air at WTEN.

Why the change? “It was something I had been contemplating for several years now,” Mr. Gregorio told The Chronicle in an e-mail exchange. “I …

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LG celebrates opening of Charles Wood Environmental Park & Festival Commons

Grand opening ceremonies took place Wednesday, May 29, celebrating the Charles R. Wood Environmental Park and Festival Commons, created from the former site of the Gaslight Village theme park in Lake George.

The 12.5-acre park filters sediments that flow toward Lake George, and the festival space hosts numerous events, like Americade this weekend. There are restored wetlands, a nature trail, a unique “natural” playground and a skateboard park.

Elected officials, …

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Ben Miller, 94, D-Day survivor, was medic who flew into Normandy in glider

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Don’t write me up as a hero,” World War II veteran Ben Miller said. “The heroes were the guys who didn’t make it back.”

Now 94, Mr. Miller and his wife Mavis live in Johnsburg.

Seventy-five years ago, as a medic in the 307th Airborne Medical Company, he flew into St. Mere Eglise near Normandy’s Omaha Beach on an canvas-covered aluminum glider in the …

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