Monday, January 17, 2022

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Scoop: Open up the Ivy’s

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Here’s an idea I’m sure everyone will agree with. “Elite colleges should fight for social justice by helping to educate poor kids,” headlined an article written by Matthew Yglesias I came upon via Twitter.

It showed a chart indicating that 67% of the students at Harvard have a median family income in the nation’s top 20%. At Princeton it’s 72%. At the University of …

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Lynn Boecher: Vitriol makes it harder to draw candidates

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

As filing time arrives for next November’s election, long-time Warren County Democratic Chair Lynne Boecher said fewer candidates are willing to run.

“There’s so much political vitriol nationally, which has discouraged anyone from getting into the arena,” Ms. Boecher said.

Quite frankly, I’m not trying to convince anybody to put themselves through this who hasn’t made the decision to run on their own. I’m

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Dennis Dickinson goal: New sewer, lights, sidewalk Hearthstone to LG village line

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson tells The Chronicle he hopes to achieve a mile-long sewer and road improvement project from the Lake George Village line north along Route 9N to the state’s Hearthstone Campground.

He said the project — which he estimates at $20-million — is a possibility because of the success of the town’s earlier Gateway Project with the state of New …

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Didn’t just make an ice rink; he built his own Zamboni!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Dustin Underwood didn’t just build an ice rink in the backyard of his Queensbury home in the Herald Square neighborhood.

He also custom-built his own Zamboni machine out of spare parts to make the ice surface clear and smooth.

Dustin, a mechanic for the Town of Moreau, says of his “contraption: The key components are a snowblower frame, a truck running board, a large sign …

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Puppy Bowl, on TV before the Super Bowl, was recorded in GF at Cool Arena

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Animal Planet’s 17th annual “Puppy Bowl” was filmed away from New York City for the first time ever, due to Covid. It took over the Cool Insuring Arena here in Glens Falls for 10 days last October.

The three-hour show airs at 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, on cable networks discovery+ and Animal Planet.

The football-themed, cute-forward competition promotes pet adoption.…

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