Sunday, January 24, 2021

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It’s official! U.S. agrees: Halfway Brook, not Creek

Teri Rogers, Warren County Historical Society executive director, shares a letter saying that as of Oct. 8, the 31-mile stream running from Queensbury to Kingsbury to Fort Ann is officially Halfway Brook.

“We are pleased to inform you that the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, at its October 8, 2020, meeting, approved your proposal to change the name of Halfway Creek in Washington County and Warren County to Halfway Brook,” …

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New women’s group pools $$ for impact; seeks new members

The Northeast Chapter of 100 Women Who Care, founded earlier this year in Glens Falls, donated $4,000 to the WAIT House in Glens Falls.

Four local women — Beth Purdy, Cheryl Meyers, Jeanne Rizzo and Lori O’Neil — formed the Glens Falls-based chapter, inspired by a similar Adirondack Foothills group in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties, said their press release.

Members meet four times a year to pool their funds …

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Max: On Covid, Europeans not saint, Americans not sinner

By Max Frost,

As Covid cases accelerated in the United States over the summer, a common refrain among Americans went, “Why can’t we be more like Europe!”

A viral graph (literally and figuratively…) showed European Covid cases dipping dramatically after the continent’s April peak, while American daily cases hovered around 20,000. This number would quadruple as the virus rampaged through the Sun Belt in June and July. Media reports …

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Hemlock killer bug found on protected Dome Island

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The invasive insect Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was found Thursday on several trees at the south end of Dome Island on Lake George. The island, a lake landmark south of the Sagamore, is owned and permanently protected by the Nature Conservancy.

Forest entomologist Mark Whitmore from Cornell led the team that identified the HWA infestation from the tell-tale cottonlike fluff on the underside of hemlock needles. …

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Warren County: The race for judge

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Nikki Moreschi and Rob Smith are vying to succeed John Hall as Warren County Judge and Surrogate Judge.

Mr. Hall reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in July; he’ll leave office at the end of 2020 after serving 16 years on the County bench.

The Warren County Judgeships pays a salary of $200,400 annually. The term is 10 years.

In this political climate, …

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