Saturday, November 26, 2022

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LGA will fight LG Park Commission’s OK of herbicide against milfoil

The Lake George Association came out fighting after the Lake George Park Commission approved on Tuesday use of an herbicide against invasive milfoil.

“This is a sad day for Lake George,” began the LGA press release.

“The Lake George Park Commission has abdicated its responsibility to protect the Queen of American Lakes by voting, by a margin of 6-2, to use a chemical herbicide, ProcellaCOR, in the Lake this spring …

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Sandhill cranes in Hartford

Birder Thomas Ranney e-mailed The Chronicle to let us know that “this morning (Friday, April 22nd) four sandhill cranes flew low over my property in Hartford.”

Mr. Ranney said he heard the birds before he saw them.

“I was not sure what those nighttime sounds were because I did not believe that sandhill cranes could be here.”

He included an iPhone video clip. The sound is distinct and memorable.

“These …

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Zander: Elon’s buying Twitter could make tech more transparent; that’s good

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter for $44-billion Monday. The Wall Street Journal said it would be “one of the biggest acquisitions in tech history.”

Elon’s promise to restore free speech to Twitter, which he calls the world’s new “town square,” has ignited imagination, debate and panic.

But for me the biggest ramification of this deal would be adding transparency to Twitter’s algorithm.

On …

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Unveiled: Classical redo of 220 Glen

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

After a three-year rebuild still in progress, 220 Glen Street — the former Achenbach Jewelry store — emerged last week transformed as a landmark presence decked out with a mahogany doorway, gas flame outdoor light fixtures, copper front and a classic up-lit, down-lit facade of cleansed brick, stone, slew of new windows and much more.

It’s the project of Chuck and Jennifer Gohn, executed by …

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Battle over use of herbicide vs. milfoil on Lake George

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

The proposed introduction of ProcellaCOR EC, an herbicide to treat the Eurasian Watermilfoil invasive species on Lake George, has split organizations around the lake.

Glen Lake already uses the chemical and says it is safe and effective. The Lake George Association is strongly opposed to its use in Lake George.

Last week, the Adirondack Park Agency twice voted 6-4 to allow the Lake George …

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