Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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End of the mug shot?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans legislation to ban police release of mug shots and arrest information as an “unwanted invasion of personal privacy,” the Albany Times-Union Brendan Lyons reports.

The Jan. 18 story quoted a Cuomo spokesman as saying the proposed amendment to Freedom of Information law is meant to combat websites that post arrest information and photos online and then try to have those …

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What became of Solomon Northup after 12 years a slave

By David Fiske, Special to The Chronicle

Ken Perry’s letter about some local aspects of the Solomon Northup story, printed in the Chronicle issue of January 10, got me thinking about what the experiences of Northup and his family, while living in the Glens Falls area, tells us about the lives of African Americans in the 19th century. This is a matter that probably few local residents know much about …

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Warren County debates change to how it distributes sales tax revenue

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Battles lines are being drawn as Warren County supervisors debate how the county divides $26-million in sales tax revenue among its 11 towns and the City of Glens Falls.

Right now, the money is distributed based on each town’s assessed property value, benefiting towns with expensive waterfront homes like Bolton, Lake George, Chester, Horicon and Hague.

Bolton receives $4.16-million of sales tax revenue, Lake …

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Glens Falls VA clinic to double in size: 101 Ridge

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center will double the size of its Glens Falls clinic when it moves into a 9,800-square-foot space at 101 Ridge Street in the late Dr. Steve Serlin’s Women’s Health Institute building.

Valor Healthcare, a Texas company that runs VA clinics throughout the country, was awarded the contract for the new clinic on Nov. 26, 2018, VA officials said.

The …

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Bill Nikas: In 2018 we decided best use of Masonic building; in 2019, arts & artisans

Hudson Falls attorney Bill Nikas, when we asked his top achievement of 2018 and his top ambition for 2019, said:

“After 3½ years of dealing with architects, engineers and planning boards trying to decide upon the best use of the Masonic Temple in Hudson Falls, 2018 brought me into contact with the creativity of certain members of the art world. They are responsible for launching an artisans’ ‘consortium’ which will …

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