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Tim Havens to buy Maxwell’s next to Strand in Hudson Falls

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

A Hudson Falls power equipment dealer is buying Maxwell’s Pub on Main Street looking to assure it remains a restaurant.

Tim Havens, who owns the Falls Farm & Garden power equipment business on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls, is under contract to buy Maxwell’s, which adjoins the revived Strand Theater.

Long-time operator Pete Brown has had the pub for sale for three years. Finally this …

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Sides drawn in new push to ban ATVs on state land

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Environmental groups have launched an effort to enact a law to ban ATVs — All-Terrain Vehicles — from all state land, including the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.

ATVs are already prohibited on Forest Preserve land by the Department of Environmental Conservation, but advocates of new legislation say there aren’t enough Forest Rangers to enforce current laws and some ATV operators ignore the restrictions because penalties …

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Martin Barre on his return to HF with 2 Jethro Tull alumni & 50th year tour

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

As if last September’s sold-out, high-energy concert by longtime Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre and his new, young three-man band at The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls wasn’t enough — Mr. Barre returns this week to the Strand, not only to play but to rehearse and then launch his blow-out U.S. tour marking the 50th anniversary of English prog-rock band Jethro Tull’s United States …

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Sign of spring? Bob the Bullfrog re-emerges at the Crossroads

Chronicle News Editor Gordon Woodworth writes: Bob the Bullfrog has re-emerged from under the basement sump pump at the Crossroads Country Store in Chestertown.

“We had seen him, but on Saturday he came out and was hopping around the basement,” said Nathan West, whose family owns the business.

The 11-year-old bullfrog hibernates in the mud underneath the sump pump near the Crossroads’ bait tanks, eating minnows that float by.

“He …

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Jim Fuchs’ dramatic LG ‘ice out’ video rules Internet

Chronicle managing editor Cathy DeDe writes: Jim Fuchs garnered more than 406,000 views, 6,700 “shares” and nearly 800 “likes” with his video taken of ice seemingly crumbling into shards on Lake George on Wednesday, April 3.

Dr. Fuchs said he recorded the video — headlined, “The ice starting to go out today on Lake George” — from the dock at his house in Pilot Knob.

It happens every spring,” he …

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