Thursday, September 16, 2021

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What’s on & what’s not

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Three major annual local events return this week after a year’s Covid hiatus.
Lake George Jazz Weekend goes full force at Shepard Park in Lake George Village, Sept. 17-19.
Americade touring motorcycle rally rolls into Lake George starting Monday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 25.
Adirondack Balloon Festival (curtailed but still very much happening) runs Sept. 23-26.
• Warrensburg’s World’s Largest Garage Sale returns, …

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Cathy checks in with novelist Matt Witten: His new murder mystery novel ‘The Necklace’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Matt Witten hit the big-time writing so TV series such as Law and Order and CSI: Miami, but now his focus is on writing novels, including a new one inspired by actual events in Lake Luzerne.

Matt has readings and book signings coming up locally.

Here’s an interview conducted by email.

Cathy: Gosh, it must be 20 years since you lived here and I …

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Chronicle exclusive: GF Hospital CEO Dianne Shugrue’s inside view

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Dianne Shugrue, 63, who has headed Glens Falls Hospital for the past eight years, will retire at the end of December.

“I feel like I’m leaving the hospital in a really good spot,” Ms. Shugrue told The Chronicle Tuesday.

The hospital’s affiliation with Albany Medical Center took effect last year.

“It’s really going well. I feel that the hospital’s well-positioned to be able to continue …

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Max Frost in Ukraine

Editor’s note: Max Frost, 27-year-old son of Chronicle owners Mark Frost and Sandra Hutchinson, was our foreign correspondent in 2016-17 when he was living in India and then traveling, mostly in Asia.

His weekly reports in The Chronicle were hugely popular and drew packed crowds when he twice spoke at Crandall Public Library.

Last year Max and his friends Max and Billy launched their own news company.

On Aug. 27, …

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Dynamic young priest takes reins at St. Mary’s

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Father Scott VanDerveer, 46, the new parish priest at St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls, doesn’t fully take the reins until mid-September, but he’s already plugged into the Hometown, U.S.A. landscape.

He says, “There’s a quote by one of the recent popes — he’s a saint now, St. John the 23rd. He wants every parish to be like a fountain in the middle of …

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