Saturday, April 10, 2021

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LG adds Mardi Gras Gumbo event to Winter Carnival, 2/29

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: Lake George restaurants and merchants are adding a fifth weekend to this year’s Winter Carnival.

Saturday, Feb. 29, from noon to 5 p.m., nearly 20 restaurants will participate in a Mardi Gras gumbo party.

“It’s not the Winter Carnival committee, but all the merchants doing it,” says Nancy Nichols of Mario’s Restaurant, who is involved with both efforts. “Everyone is doing homemade gumbo.”

“We …

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Q&A with Rep. Stefanik: Faults Romney’s vote but won’t echo or criticize Trump’s attack

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik offered The Chronicle a press availability Saturday at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, where she was helping conduct a hockey clinic. Chronicle editor Mark Frost wasn’t available to attend the interview, but our News Editor Gordon Woodworth asked Mark’s questions and one of his own.

Mark Frost: President Trump said at the prayer breakfast: “I don’t like people who use their faith as justification …

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Brant Lake Winter Carnival focus is activity

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: The annual Brant Lake Winter Carnival is a “get out and be active” festival for Adirondackers, says organizer Brandon Himoff.

It’s Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon to dusk, on the ice, outdoors and inside at Jimbo’s on the Point.

Offerings include their famed fry pan toss contests for all ages, human Foosball, Adirondack curling, a vintage sled parade, ice hockey, ice bowling, broom ball, …

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Two benefits of note this week

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: Two notable benefits in the works this weekend. Find many more elsewhere in this issue and in our Chronicle Calendar.

Comedy Friday for Jodi Weiner

Meanwhile, a trio of stand-up comedians are putting on “An evening of dinner and comedy for our ‘Funny Valentine’ Jodi Weiner,” and her husband and fellow comedian Vinnie Mark.

It’s Friday, Feb. 14, at Hiland Park Country Club in …

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Who’s for legalizing marijuana

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana as part of his 2020 budget, which must be approved by April 1.

The Legislature, with Democratic majorities in both the Assembly and Senate, is expected to be receptive.

We checked in with local Senate and Assembly members.

“I think it is likely to pass,” replied Republican State Senator Betty Little.

She …

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