Friday, October 22, 2021

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Tense rally but some common ground?

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

A “Defund the Police” rally led by a self-described socialist Monday in City Park drew a larger crowd of angry pro-police protestors, but ended with a glimmer of mutual respect. “We had great conversations at the end, after things got quiet. That’s called building bridges and it is what happened. It is beautiful,” Mike Kibling of South Glens Falls told The Chronicle Tuesday morning.…

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Bowling alleys finally get OK; ‘had a real good day yesterday’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Now that New York State is allowing bowling centers to operate, is Doug Bohannon, owner of Kingpins Alley in South Glens Falls, optimistic?

“We’re open, so that’s optimistic as it is,” he told The Chronicle Tuesday. “We’ll see.”

“I had a real good day here yesterday,” he said. “We were busy all day. They wore their masks and people had fun.”

They can operate at …

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Former Congressman Murphy & Jen Hogan buy Lake George house

Former Democratic Congressman Scott Murphy and his wife Jennifer Hogan have purchased a Lake George house at Bolton Landing for $1.54-million, according to Warren County’s listed real estate transactions. The purchased closed on Aug. 7.

The couple still own the former McMullen mansion across from Crandall Park in Glens Falls but they and their three children reside in New York City.

Mr. Murphy, 50, served part of one term in …

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‘Housewives of NJ’ filmed in Bolton, but left Morgan hanging

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Housewives of New Jersey reality show on Bravo TV filmed dinner at the Chateau on the Lake restaurant, owned by the Foy family in Bolton Landing.

But Rebecca Newell Butters says she and chef-husband Steve Butters of Morgan and Co. in Glens Falls got let down hard.

Ms. Butters said Bravo producers contacted her about filming there twice during the show’s visit last …

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Mayor Hall: GF police doing a great job; social services abound

By Cathy DeDe

Glens Falls Mayor Dan Hall said he decided to close City Hall Monday afternoon “for the safety of our employees” in light of rally plans to occupy the building.

He said rally organizer Wayne Denton had scheduled but cancelled a meeting before the event (because of a job conflict, Mr. Denton said separately). “I have no problem talking with them,” the mayor said.

Mr. Denton called for …

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