Monday, December 11, 2023

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Finch planning $20-million modernization of paper mill

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Finch Paper in Glens Falls is planning a $20-million modernization project, and is seeking $3.06-million in state economic development funding to help pay for it.

The Capital Region’s Economic Development Council in Albany announced the plan in a presentation on Sept. 16 to the state advisory panel that will decide how to allocate $750-million in a fourth round of grants.

Documents on the council’s …

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Opinion: Civic Center offers are not what City is seeking

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Let’s not get too excited about the two bids the City received last Friday for the Glens Falls Civic Center. (An earlier bid made on Sept. 2 has been withdrawn.)

The first bid opened was from the Coalition to Save Our Civic Center, a well-meaning group of local businesspeople that has managed to corral $600,000 in commitments and wants to keep the building under …

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Ralph Nader in GF for Funiciello Sunday, Sept. 14

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Activist Ralph Nader, who calls Matt Funiciello “democracy’s baker,” will come to Glens Falls this Sunday, Sept. 14, in support of the Rock Hill Bakery owner’s Green Party candidacy for Congress.

Mr. Funiciello is challenging Republican nominee Elise Stefanik and Democratic nominee Aaron Woolf.

Mr. Nader will speak at noon at the Charles Wood Theater on Glen Street, joined by Mr. Funiciello and by Howie …

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Cuomo is our Putin

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

I’m not suggesting that he’s about to send the State Police across the Hudson to annex the Meadowlands in New Jersey, but am I the only person who sees the obvious parallels between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Russian President Vladimir Putin?

Both of them understand and exercise raw power.

Gov. Cuomo couldn’t care less what the namby pamby New York Times and other …

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Stec: NYS must do more to protect the Lake

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

“I think it’s too much for the state to expect that private citizens and local government are going to pick up the water that, frankly, the state should be carrying,” Assemblyman Dan Stec told the 129th annual meeting of the Lake George Association on Friday, Aug. 22.

Mr. Stec, the meeting’s keynote speaker, praised the funding help from local municipalities and groups such as …

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