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Operation Santa’s best year ever: $203,000+

Frank Munoff, co-founder of the local Christmas charity Operation Santa, wrote on Facebook: “Just want to brag a little about this year’s Operation Santa Claus success with many new members on our Board of Directors. With me being laid up, everyone stepped up their game to make this year a record breaking year.

“Don’t have final total yet, but we’re going to surpass last year’s total of $203,000 very …

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Tradition! New Year’s Day Lake George Polar Plunge

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: The annual Lake George Polar Plunge returns on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Shepard Park on Canada Street in Lake George Village.

Duffy’s Tavern organizes the annual fund-raising Plunge.

“We never know how many people will come it can be anywhere from 600 to 1,200 people,” organizer Linda Duffy says.

“It’s a new decade this year, so numbers may be up. A …

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North Creek Depot Museum prez favors rails, not trails

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Railbikes made 2019 the best year ever for the Railway Depot Museum in North Creek, says Ellen Schaefer, president of North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Society. She says she is firmly against removing rail lines in Warren County.

“We had a great season last year,” with almost 4,500 visitors to the museum — even with the scenic train not running.

She credits Revolution Rail …

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Glens Falls’ Christmas Eve Road March

Thousands typically join to honor & aid deployed troops

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 0900 hours — that’s 9 a.m., civilians — SFC Arthur Coon’s 16th annual Christmas Eve Road March steps off from the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown Glens Falls.

The four-mile march was founded by Retired Sgt. Coon to honor and assist American soldiers serving away from home at Christmastime.…

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Hot race on tap: Warren County Judge

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Republicans Gary Hobbs and Rob Smith and Democrat Greg Canale all are seeking the Warren County Judge seat now held by John Hall. Judge Hall, a Democrat, has reached the state’s retirement age for judges and must step down at the end of 2020.

Because the new political calendar requires candidates to obtain petition signatures starting in mid-February, the race is on.

The judgeship …

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