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SGF’s Dan Cormie wins Best Actor, GF’s Sofia Rice Best Supporting at Proctors HS Musical Awards

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

South High’s Daniel Cormie won Best Actor and Glens Falls High School’s Sofia Rice won Best Supporting Actress at the 8th annual Capital Region High School Musical Theatre Awards, Saturday night at Proctors in Schenectady.

Glens Falls High School’s production of Little Women ­— in which Sofia performed — won Best Musical and Best Technical Execution in the awards’ Tier A, based on the …

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Hannoush Jewelers comes to Queensbury

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Hannoush Jewelers, which has stores on Wolf Road in Colonie and Route 9 in Clifton Park, has opened in Queensbury, at the former Louis Jewelers site on Route 9.

Brothers and co-owners Albert and David Hannoush purchased the property in December from Louis Carciobolo, who operated Louis Jewelers in the former Sutton’s complex.

They opened on April 21, and plan a grand opening with …

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Washington Co. eyes 1% hike in sales tax saying it could ease property tax

By Caroline Martindale, Chronicle Staff Writer

Washington County is considering a plan to raise the county sales tax by 1% as a means to mitigate property taxes.

The Board of Supervisors was presented an impact report of raising the sales tax rate from 7% to 8% during the April 11 Finance Committee meeting.

Currently only four counties in the state — Washington, Warren, Saratoga and Ontario — have sales tax …

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Lucky Puppy in Argyle

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

Since opening in 2019, Lucky Puppy Great Beginnings Adoption Center in Argyle said it has placed approximately 2,000 dogs in safe, loving homes.

The dogs come from the western Florida panhandle. Lucky Puppy Rescue was founded in Bonifay, Florida in 2008 at a 125-acre family farm.

How its adoption center ended up at 511 Pleasant Valley Road in Argyle starts with some Saratoga Springs …

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Cedar waxwings dead in City Park

Alerted by a trusted Chronicle source, we asked the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation about a die-off of birds last weekend in City Park.

It confirmed, “DEC’s Division of Wildlife received a report on May 4, regarding approximately 20 to 30 cedar waxwing birds found deceased in front of Crandall Library in the city of Glens Falls,” a spokesperson said.

“A DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer collected samples for examination. …

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