Monday, August 15, 2022

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Dean Brown succeeds Kim Cook heading The Open Door

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

After nine years as Open Door Mission President, Kim Cook has stepped down. “She would now like some time to rest and spend time with her family,” wrote board chair Jeff Purner.

Dean Brown, The Open Door’s Chief Integration Officer, a Glens Falls native and Corinth graduate and resident, has succeeded her.

Mr. Brown is pastor of the South Corinth United Methodist Church and …

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Warren County ARPA duel ends with accidental compromise

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Did the faction-afflicted Warren County Board of Supervisors just stumble into a moment of “Kumbaya?”

Last Friday’s monthly meeting included dueling resolutions whose unexpected outcome was accidental compromise.

It involved ARPA, the committee charged with guiding how the County will spend its $12.4 million grant from the U.S. American Recovery Plan Act.

Johnsburg Supervisor Andrea Hogan stepped down as ARPA chair on January 18, …

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What he touts in Vermont

By Chris Liggio, Chronicle Staff Writer

Several weeks back, some of you may recall a piece written by Mark Frost about his weekend getaway to Dorset, Vermont.

This quaint little town is one over from a more familiar territory to me, Manchester Center, Vermont. While Dorset has its own special appeal for those looking to get away from it all, if you’re looking for more variety of things to do, …

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Hudson Falls photographer Richard Bloomer rediscovered

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

There are so many interesting storylines about the exhibit on view now through June 30 at the Folklife Center in the basement of Crandall Public Library.

It’s called “Life Through Bloomer’s Lens: Portraits from the Richard M. Bloomer Glass Plate Negative Collection.”

One storyline is the somewhat miraculous way that Richard M. Bloomer has been rescued from oblivion.

He operated a portrait photo studio on …

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Effort to paddle all of Lake George every month in 2021 went awry in February

By Bob Weinman, Special to The Chronicle
SECOND DISPATCH: Feb. 20-21, 2021

February was not warm. The darn lake froze…as did my goal to “paddle” it every month!

In his book Lake George Reflections, Frank Leonbruno includes a record of freeze-over and ice-out days. That, combined with records from the Lake George Association, indicates a 10 percent chance the lake won’t freeze.

That gave me hope. Irrational hope. But isn’t …

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