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Cathy’s take on Gilbert Gottfried

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Gilbert Gottfried is like a cross between Peter Falk’s bumbling detective Columbo and the dry-witted old comedian George Burns. If you’re not old enough to get the references to these deceased personalities — that would be most of the roughly 200 people at Mr. Gottfried’s show at the Wood Theater last Saturday night — Gottfried combines a creaky, hunched demeanor and hesitant, pinched voice …

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Glens Falls wins it all!

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Glens Falls High School football team is New York State Class B champion for the second time in three years after a hard-fought 55-32 win over previously unbeaten Batavia in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome on Nov. 24.

The 11-2 Indians overcame a jittery start, contained Batavia’s record-setting running back Ray Leach and its potent multi-faceted offense scored 34 second-half points.

Sophomore Aalijah Sampson ran …

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Operation Santa has ‘new energy, members & ideas’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

In its 44th year, “this is probably going to be our best fund-raising year ever,” Operation Santa organizer and co-founder Frank Munoff tells The Chronicle.

Last year they raised $170,000.

Operation Santa provides clothing and food vouchers at Christmastime to between 2,200 and 2,500 elementary-aged children in Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties, as well as parts of Hamilton and Essex counties.

This year, …

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Feeder Canal Alliance’s 30th: Achievements abound, ambitions continue

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Feeder Canal Alliance — still building upon Gaynelle and Charles Moore’s visionary reuse of an overgrown, overlooked ancient asset — marked its 30th anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, preceded by a social hour next-door at Maxwell’s Pub.

The Alliance stunned its long-time president Howard Raymond with announcement during the annual meeting that the classrooms that he first …

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Mayor Dan Hall defends process & assessor faulted in letter

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Mayor Dan Hall, contacted about a letter to the editor published in last week’s Chronicle criticizing the Assessor’s Office, said Glens Falls follows New York State Real Property law when re-assessing.

“When there is a change in ownership or when a building permit is issued, that triggers the assessor to look at the property,” the Mayor said.

He disputed contentions made by the property …

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