Monday, January 17, 2022

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Another strong year for area apple growers

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Apple orchards prospered again in the era of Covid.

At Hicks Orchard in Granville, owner/operator Dan Wilson said 2020 was abnormally strong. “We were wondering coming into this year, whether the last year was an anomaly…This year we found it has been at least as strong as last year.”

He noted, “Most of what we do is outdoors and safely distanced. At one point …

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Bob Curtis: 10 musicians you should know if you don’t already

Editor’s note: Bob Curtis retires this month after 37+ years working for the City of Glens Falls — 27+ years as City Clerk after 10 years as Mayor’s Assistant. Bob is also a music enthusiast. Here’s a piece he submitted to The Chronicle several months ago that we’re finally able to bring you now.


By Bob Curtis, Special to The Chronicle

One of the great joys in life is …

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Last Laughs: All-comedy shows on New Year’s Eve

The coronavirus pandemic put a damper on New Year’s celebrations last year — but maybe Covid is also fueling the rising trend, now that we are back in person, to get in some last laughs with a comedy show on New Year’s Eve.

Here is advance notice of some such events in our region, all on Friday, Dec. 31. The three “First Night of Funny” multi-act shows are organized by …

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Warren County bans sale & use of fireworks

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

At its final Board meeting of the year on December 17, Warren County’s Supervisors voted to repeal the 2016 law allowing sale and personal use of so-called “sparking devices.”

At a public hearing prior to the meeting, one purveyor of the devices — typically sold from tents in the weeks prior to the Fourth of July — said, “People will just go to other …

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Fred Monroe fought for the Adirondack locals

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

For years — decades even — Fred Monroe labored to make the state keep its promise to do something useful with the Scaroon Manor Resort property it bought in the 1960s with a deed restriction not to turn it into Forest Preserve and a pledge to use it recreationally.

For 40 years nothing came of it. The property stood idle, its buildings either removed or …

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