Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Fullers, Phish & Dead

By Matt Fuller, Special to The Chronicle

Editor’s Note: Matt and Nancy Fuller of Queensbury attended the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” final concerts in Chicago July 3-5. The Fullers are long-time “Deadheads” and fans of the band Phish. Matt, a Fort Edward native, is an attorney and partner at Meyer & Fuller in Lake George. Nancy, originally from Warrensburg, is a speech therapist at Shenendehowa High School. They also …

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When Thomas Jefferson came to Lake George

By Bill Loughrey, Special to The Chronicle

“Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw.”

Thomas Jefferson made this observation in 1791 on his tour of New York and New England with James Madison, perhaps the most important journey in American history made ostensibly for horticultural, historical, recreation and health purposes.

Jefferson noted that the lake was “interspersed with islands, the water as limpid as crystal, …

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JUST Beverages says Whole Foods will sell its water

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Glens Falls start-up JUST Beverages announced on Twitter that Whole Foods will sell the water it is drawing from beneath the City of Glens Falls watershed on the mountains of Queensbury.

“JUST Water is 100% spring water. Nothing added. Coming soon to Whole Foods for 99 cents a carton,” JUST tweeted last week.

That tweet had been removed by Monday of this week.


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Alibaba’s Jack Ma buys $23-million Adirondack property

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce company Alibaba, paid $23-million for a 28,120-acre property in the Adirondacks, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Alibaba spokesman Jim Wilkinson told the newspaper that Mr. Ma bought the land, which includes more than nine miles of the St. Regis River, trout streams and a private-label maple-syrup operation, mainly for conservation purposes, but could use it as a personal retreat as well.

The …

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Greenwich has not just 1 but 2 seniors going to Princeton University

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The 91-student graduating class of Greenwich Central School is sending not just one but two seniors to Princeton University, plus one to M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and one to Colgate.

Going to Princeton are James Brown-Kinsella, son of Cathy Brown and Maureen Kinsella, and Jeremy Spiezio, son of Phil and Mary Ann Spiezio.

“Riley Steindl is going to MIT and Jillian Perkins is going …

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