Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Fuel Up for Finn: 394 trucks raised $60,000 for Fort Ann boy in leukemia fight

Chronicle editor Mark Frost writes:
When he launched the “Fuel Up for Finn” truck convoy parade and fund-raiser to benefit five-year-old Finn Herringshaw of Fort Ann, Tim Havens had told The Chronicle he hoped to attract 100 trucks donating $100 apiece to raise $10,000 as Finn undergoes chemotherapy for leukemia.

He ended up with 394 trucks, more than $60,000 raised and quite a sensational event in Fort Ann and Kingsbury …

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Joe Bruno was truly ‘made in Glens Falls’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Joe Bruno died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the age of 91. For 14 years the Glens Falls native and Rensselaer County Senator was New York’s Senate Majority Leader, one of the “three men in a room” who ruled New York State — the Governor, the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Assembly. Mr. Bruno grew up poor in a family of 10 in …

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Chris Patten’s pitch: 5-story, 64 apartments at Bay & Glen

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Editor

Developer Chris Patten says the five-story, 64-unit apartment building he wants to construct on the current green space at the corner of Glen and Bay Streets will harken back to the Glens Falls Insurance Company building that once stood there.

“I’m trying to bring that back,” he told the Common Council on August 25, citing a picture of the building that Mayor Dan Hall pulled …

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Chronicle Exclusive: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid found on Dome Island

Hemlock trees on the south end of Dome Island on Lake George were found today to be seriously infested with the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA).

Cornell forest entomologist Mark Whitmore led a research team on to the island this morning. A team member soon found evidence of the infestation. The extent of the HWA suggests the infestation may have begun five or more years ago.

The Chronicle’s Mark Frost accompanied …

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Rep. Stefanik touts Chronicle 40th on House floor; Facebook pro & con ensues

Chronicle editor Mark Frost writes: Last week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik honored The Chronicle’s 40th anniversary with remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.

As might be expected, it prompted many comments — pro and con — on Facebook.

Here’s an extended excerpt from one of the comment threads.

Rollie Surprenant: This is community recognition at the national level, well done Elise, Mark and the whole …

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