Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Dine/beverage stand-outs in NYC & Hudson plan Bolton restaurant & liquor store

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Two couples who are luminaries in metropolitan restaurant and beverage circles plan to open a restaurant/bar called Gem and Little Gem Liquors in Bolton Landing.

It’s in the Main Street building that most recently housed Community Wines & Liquors, which closed on Feb. 28, and the adjacent former Sagamore Pub.

In reply to a Chronicle e-mail, partner Patricia Boccato, who informally listed her job …

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LGA & FUND to merge

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Citing the arrival of such threats as Harmful Algal Blooms and the tree-killing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, the Lake George Association and the
FUND for Lake George said they will merge into a single entity that will keep the LGA name.

“One voice, one strategy, one constellation of assets [combined] into one organization totally focused on Lake George water quality.”

Eric Siy, 60, executive director of …

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Elvis exits Lake George

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Lake George Elvis Festival, after 20 years, is no more.

“I’m sorry to let you know that the 2019 Lake George Elvis Festival was our last!” organizer Jason Sherry announced in a letter to supporters and vendors.

Mr. Sherry said the planned sale of the host site, the Lake George Forum, to Boats by George (which subsequently fell through) and then …

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Maple syrup biz OK despite Covid

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff

The pandemic continues to crimp in-person activities, but local maple producers are upbeat as they gear up for peak season of sap flowing and syrup making.

“Our sales have actually been up,” said David Campbell of Mapleland Farms in Salem. “Our restaurant sales are down,” but “people are eating more pancakes, or cooking more with syrup, I don’t know what they’re doing with it. Our …

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Ryan Moore says Warren County, GF & towns stand to receive millions from Fed stimulus

Warren County and its municipalities stand to receive “massive” sums — millions of dollars in several cases — from the proposed $350 billion federal stimulus bill, County Administrator Ryan Moore said in a memo to the County Board of Supervisors and other officials.

The Biden Administration’s $1.9-trillion bill as proposed would provide direct aid to local governments — that is, funds would not go through the hands of state government. …

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