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Neal Orsini: Why I resigned from Ft. Edward town board

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Neal Orsini, who’d served on the Fort Edward Town Board for 14 years, resigned last week “in a private letter to supervisor Terry Middleton,” he told The Chronicle.

“It was announced last night at a town board meeting,” Tuesday afternoon.

Why did he resign?

Partially, said the Republican, out of respect for Democratic Paul Middleton, who lost his race for re-election as town supervisor …

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HF’s Strand is rolling; where it’s going next

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“What a trip it’s been,” says Strand Theatre executive director and driving force Jonathan Newell, on the eve of the ninth anniversary on Dec. 22 of his Hudson River Music Hall group that operates the Strand.

“I remember when we were first in the [former Washington County] courthouse, and artists would say to me, ‘Why would I want to play in Hudson Falls?’

“Well, …

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Push begins to convert North Creek rail to hike & bike trail

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Friday, Dec. 20, will consider seeking “abandonment” of its 55-mile rail line from Corinth to North Creek.

“That would allow us to consider other options for the line, including creating a recreational trail,” says County Board chairman Ron Conover, who chairs the county board.

“It would be tremendous,” he says of turning the line to recreation use. …

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West Mountain: Now the fun starts

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

“To be able to operate and not be managing projects is huge,” says Sara Montgomery, co-owner with her husband Spencer of of West Mountain Ski Area in Queensbury.

“For me, that’s probably my number-one stress — managing projects on top of staffing. It’s been six years of seven-days-a-week, 24-hours-a-day managing.”

Since taking over in 2013, the couple reports having invested $17 million in infrastructure. …

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Contractor to buy 178 Maple Street, plans apartments

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Tim Moriarty, Jr., a 37-year-old Ballston Spa contractor and real estate investor whose father grew up in Glens Falls, is under contract to buy the former Leland Paper building at 178 Maple Street at the corner of Cooper in Glens Falls.

“My primary focus is to convert the upstairs into apartments, and leave the rest as it is for now,” Mr. Moriarty told The …

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