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Dan Hall & John Strough both graduated from Qby. High in ’69

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Glens Falls Mayor-Elect Dan Hall was a three-sport star at Queensbury High School, quarterbacking the football team while serving as class president.

John Strough, the current town supervisor, was “kind of quiet and shy” and “the guy who was holding up the bleachers at school dances. But I got along with everyone.”

Both men graduated in 1969, and both noted that another classmate was …

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GF School seeks voter OK to buy land near bus garage property

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Glens Falls City School District will ask residents to approve spending $240,000 to buy a 1.3-acre property just north of the district’s bus garage on Glenwood Avenue in Queensbury.

Superintendent Paul Jenkins terms it “a wise investment for the taxpayers.”

The vote is set for Tuesday, Jan. 23, from noon to 9 p.m., at Sanford Street School.

School officials say they need more …

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Chester: New pellet boiler & a forest nearby to help supply it

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Town of Chester celebrated its new wood pellet boiler, a $50,000 donation from the Peckham Family Foundation, and the purchase of the 104-acre Cunningham Community Forest at a Nov. 29 ribbon-cutting.

The biomass boiler, which will burn wood pellets, and its steam accumulator thermal storage are being touted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a demonstration project …

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Sen. Schumer ‘inspired’ after touring historic Hudson Falls buildings

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“This is the kind of thing that makes my job so great,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the United States Senate, as he toured four historic buildings in downtown Hudson Falls on Friday, Dec. 8.

“To see all of the activity and the revitalization and the hope in all of these buildings I visited is inspiring.”

Sen. Schumer, with Secret Service …

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Experts: No worry, birds are here

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Many people in the area have noticed a lack of birds at their feeders this fall, but Jim Farquhar, chief of the Bureau of Wildlife at the state Department of Environmental Conservation, tells The Chronicle that the birds are around, but have been actively foraging on natural foods.

“There’s nothing to indicate that there’s any issues” with bird population numbers, he said.

Mr. Farquhar …

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