Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Rock Hill Cafe update: Aim to move in January

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

After a series of delays that pushed the project back by several months, Matt Funiciello says he expects to relocate his Rock Hill Bakehouse and Cafe in January to the Shirt Factory annex building in Glens Falls.

“We’re coming, we’re coming!” Mr. Funiciello said, when contacted by The Chronicle.

Mr. Funiciello announced in December of 2018 that he was closing the Rock Hill Cafe …

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GF Symphony’s holiday soloist Drake Belrose: What a voice

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: His solo turn singing “O Holy Night” was barely finished when the audience at the Glens Falls Symphony’s annual holiday concert, Sunday afternoon at the Glens Falls High School, erupted into a rare, mid-concert standing ovation for 12-year-old soloist Drake Belrose.

He’s a boy soprano of rare and memorable talent. Clarion-clear, seemingly effortless in delivery, remarkably at ease while standing alone at the microphone …

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Social Security pays an average monthly rent of $16,754 for Cronin Road office

Chronicle News Editor Gordon Woodworth writes: We continue to follow up on last week’s Chronicle scoop that the Social Security Administration will in 2021 move its local office from Cronin Road in Queensbury to the former post office at 70 Warren Street in downtown Glens Falls that has been redeveloped by Peter and Suzanne Hoffman.

The rent at the former post office will be $20,267.11 per month and the lease …

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Couple sets new eatery at Tallulah

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Chef Brian Bowden and his wife Carly Mankouski have leased the former Tallulah’s restaurant on Ridge Street in Glens Falls. They plan to open Radici Kitchen & Bar, “hopefully in early January or at least mid-January.”

Radici means “roots” in Italian, Ms. Mankouski explained.

“It’s about circling back to our roots, what we love most, about our passion for this industry,” said Mr. Bowden.…

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Stefanik: Independents shun impeachment push

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Meeting with The Chronicle editorial staff on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik said the Democratic impeachment push is losing support, not gaining it.

“Among independents, their support of impeachment has gone down 20 points in the past two weeks,” she said.

“I think there is a lot of pressure on Speaker Pelosi from a certain wing of the Democratic Party to absolutely push …

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