Saturday, June 25, 2022

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North Queensbury & Bay Ridge EMS are merging

By Ben Kinne, Special to The Chronicle

Stronger Together. That is the motto being used by North Queensbury Rescue Squad and Bay Ridge Rescue Squad as they begin the process of consolidating from two separate agencies into one.

The two-step process has already begun, with the agencies agreeing to share paid staff and management teams, which started on June 1st..

Final consolidation and operation change to one agency is expected …

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Strawberry season: Fewer places to go pick

By Sophia Afsar-Keshmiri, Chronicle Summer Staff

It’s strawberry season. Picking opportunities are not as available locally as they are for blueberries and raspberries in their seasons, and there’s one less option this year as Strawberry Ridge Farm in Granville has exited the strawberry business.

Two farms locally that do have strawberries to pick are Hand Melon Farms in Greenwich, at 533 Wilbur Ave., across from the Washington County Fairgrounds, and …

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Glens Falls psychologists: Take these steps to help stem mass shootings

By Debra Pietrangelo & Diana Palmer, Submitted to The Chronicle

We are both mental health providers and are alarmed at the way mass shootings are being framed in our national dialogue.

As a diverse country, we may hold different beliefs and ideas about moving forward, but surely, we are all sick and tired of this violent cycle playing out over and over with no signs of improvement.

If we want …

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Lake George: 2 killed, one an 8-year-old, hit by motorcycle

Lake George residents Quinton Delgadillo, 8, and James A. Persons, 38, were killed Sunday afternoon when a motorcycle driven by Anthony J. Futia, 33, of Albany, crashed into pedestrians on Route 9 at the Warren County Bike Trail near the Lake George Expedition Park, formerly The Magic Forest.

Quinton’s mother Jasmine Luellen was hospitalized at Albany Medical Center in stable condition as of Monday. Three other children in the group …

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Glens Falls redraws lines; Ward 4 much larger; shrunk Wards 2 & 3

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Looking finally to equalize populations of its five wards, the City of Glens Falls has redrawn the map. If approved by the Common Council, the public will get the chance to vote on it.

Ward 4, which previously had just 1,883 residents, less than half the 3,884 in Ward 2, will get much larger in the proposed new map, while Wards 2 and 3 …

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