Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Kusnierz: Hemp paper maker eyes Moreau & Saratoga County

By Maury Thompson, Chronicle Freelance

An “environmentally friendly” firm that would manufacture paper products from hemp is considering opening a mill in Moreau, or perhaps elsewhere in Saratoga County, Moreau Town Supervisor Todd Kusnierz told The Chronicle.

“We’re hopeful,” Mr. Kusnierz said in a telephone interview on Monday. “It’s really in the early stages at this point.”

He said the prospective firm originally was interested in taking over the Essity …

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Son’s O’s fandom futile no more

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

I don’t remember how old our son Alexander was when he asked me, “Dad, do you think the Orioles will ever get in the World Series in my lifetime?”

In my lifetime. It cut me to the bone.

My thought was: What have I done to my child?

He’s a Baltimore Oriole fanatic because I’m a Baltimore Oriole fanatic as is my older brother, as …

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50th Adirondack Balloon Festival: 97 balloons, 13 special shapes, 4 days of events

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

I Love New York anticipates as many as 200,000 people could attend the 50th anniversary Adirondack Balloon Festival, Sept. 21 to 24, Balloon Festival President Mark Donahue tells The Chronicle.

Last year, he estimated about 150,000 attended.

As always, admission to the Balloon Festival is “100% free,” notes committee member and organizer Erin Reid Coker.

Balloon events begin tonight, Thursday, in Glens Falls and …

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Fort William Henry will stash cannons to make way for ‘Winter Experience’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Make way, cannons!

Fort William Henry is preparing to store away 32 cannons to make way for Moment Factory of Montreal to install its new interactive Winter Experience projected to bring thousands of visitors to Lake George, December though March.

“In order to transform the Fort from a museum to an attraction, we will have to make some structural changes,” Fort William Henry President …

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Cathy’s handy tips to enjoy the Balloon Festival

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe advises:

    • My Number One suggestion: Get to the airport for a morning launch. Yes, it’s painfully early, and the cars are lined up by 4:30 a.m., well before the gates open, but there’s nothing like the excitement of 100 hot air balloons rising with the sun while bleary-eyed thousands cheer them on.

t Sunday morning is “Walter’s Mass Ascension,” when all the balloons go up …

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