Friday, October 22, 2021

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Pete Collins, at age 83, still teachers kids to waterski; last go-round

By Meg Hagerty, Chronicle Freelance

If it’s a calm morning on Lake George in the summer, kids know to start showing up at about 7 at Pete Collins’ house.

Usually the 83-year-old Mr. Collins is already up and about with his cup of coffee, and when there are at least a couple of kids hanging out on his dock, the Cleverdale man fires up his boat.

These kids, most in …

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Chronicle archive: 1984 LG drug bust brought down U.S. Attorney

Editor’s note: As The Chronicle nears its 40th anniversary on Sept. 2, here is another article from our archive. It was an exclusive that we published on May 22, 1986, written by Chronicle editor Mark Frost and his University of Maryland School of Law classmate Clark Shaffer.

It was big local news when Frank J. LaPere was arrested here on Nov. 4, 1984. Drug enforcement agents swooped in on his …

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NY family, used to exotic foreign travel, chanced on LG vacation; they’re smitten

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Coronavirus brought one downstate man and his family to an unexpected and eye-opening first trip to Lake George; now they’re sold on it.

They stayed at Dunham’s Bay Resort, whose manager Matthew Taormino alerted The Chronicle to their story.

Benzion Freundlich, who also goes by the first name Benson, is a native of England who transplanted to the United States about 20 years ago, …

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Hyde reopens: LG Photographs by J.S. Wooley, with Bolton link

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: When the Hyde Collection finally reopens on Saturday, Aug. 1, after more than four months shut-down due to Coronavirus precautions, it will be with a new exhibit that connects past to present, Glens Falls to Lake George and Bolton Landing.

On view: J.S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer, a planned summer exhibit that also finally opens, with the museum.

The Hyde exhibit is drawn from a …

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A window into booming real estate market

By Sandra Hutchinson, Chronicle Chief Operating Officer

The Chronicle asked several real estate agents and brokers about the current state of the business in our region. The consensus is that the market is on fire, but the inventory of available listings is low.

Scott Newell, of Berkshire Hathaway, says the market now has the “lowest inventory relative to the absorption rate” that he’s ever seen.

At the current pace …

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