Sunday, December 10, 2023

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LG celebrates opening of Charles Wood Environmental Park & Festival Commons

Grand opening ceremonies took place Wednesday, May 29, celebrating the Charles R. Wood Environmental Park and Festival Commons, created from the former site of the Gaslight Village theme park in Lake George.

The 12.5-acre park filters sediments that flow toward Lake George, and the festival space hosts numerous events, like Americade this weekend. There are restored wetlands, a nature trail, a unique “natural” playground and a skateboard park.

Elected officials, …

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Ben Miller, 94, D-Day survivor, was medic who flew into Normandy in glider

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Don’t write me up as a hero,” World War II veteran Ben Miller said. “The heroes were the guys who didn’t make it back.”

Now 94, Mr. Miller and his wife Mavis live in Johnsburg.

Seventy-five years ago, as a medic in the 307th Airborne Medical Company, he flew into St. Mere Eglise near Normandy’s Omaha Beach on an canvas-covered aluminum glider in the …

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Business plea: Help needed!!!

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Help wanted” signs seem to be everywhere, and businesses large and small voice the same lament: Can’t find enough employees.

“We’re constantly looking now,” said Tom Albrecht, owner of Hilltop Construction. “We have signs out front pretty much year-round now.”

At Cifone Construction, Chief Financial Officer Carol Cifone said, “It’s almost impossible to find skilled laborers with experience. We’ve tried Craigslist,, the Post-Star. …

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Visitor: Why no reliable taxis?

To the Editor:

What is the story with the Glens Falls taxi companies? They do not seem to be concerned about timing when transporting people.

My friend lives in Glens Falls and I live in Maryland. We frequently ride Amtrak to visit each other. During the past two and a half years we have used three taxi companies and have never been picked up at the requested time. There was …

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Thinking of Nathan Brown

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

I never forget that the purpose of Memorial Day is to honor those who gave their lives trying to defend freedom and our nation. In 2004, I took the photo that you see on the front page, of Nathan Brown’s casket leaving St. Alphonsus Church after the 21-year-old South Glens Falls soldier’s funeral. He died in the Iraq war.

The photo, and Nathan’s passing, stays …

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