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Bill Nikas: In 2018 we decided best use of Masonic building; in 2019, arts & artisans

Hudson Falls attorney Bill Nikas, when we asked his top achievement of 2018 and his top ambition for 2019, said:

“After 3½ years of dealing with architects, engineers and planning boards trying to decide upon the best use of the Masonic Temple in Hudson Falls, 2018 brought me into contact with the creativity of certain members of the art world. They are responsible for launching an artisans’ ‘consortium’ which will …

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28 apartments for homeless planned on Cooper St., Glens Falls

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

With $9.2-million in state funding, the Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health (WWAMH) plans to build 28 apartments of affordable permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals at 47-50 Cooper Street in Glens Falls. It’s the former Mullen Ironworks property.

“Fourteen units will be reserved for those with a mental illness diagnosis, four will be reserved for homeless youth, four will be for survivors of domestic …

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Park Theater’s new chief

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Meet Peter Hughes — the Park Theater’s new operating director, who took the helm on January 7.

Mr. Hughes, 40, was born in Schenectady, lives in Colonie, was a theater major at SUNY Buffalo and spent more than 22 years working for Proctors theater in Schenectady, marketing Proctors’ growing stable of venues like Capital Repertory theatre in Albany, high-end touring Broadway shows and helping …

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Meet Albert Lee, ‘Greatest Guitar’

By Jason Irwin

When you are pegged “The greatest guitar player in the world” by someone like Eric Clapton, you must be pretty darn good.

English musician Albert Lee is well-known for his work as a live and session guitarist for artists including The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Bill Wyman.

Mr. Lee also organized the Everly Brothers’ famous reunion …

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Total redo of a Glens Falls classic

Chris Patten, 34, buys & remakes 274 Glen

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“When I was in college, I heard that more millionaires are made in real estate than any other line of work,” says 34-year-old South Glens Falls native Chris Patten. “One of my instructors, J. Buckley Bryan, Jr., said it, and it inspired me.” The college was Adirondack Community, now SUNY Adirondack, and Mr. Patten took Mr. …

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