Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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No primaries after all in Stefanik race

By Maury Thompson, Special to The Chronicle

Anticipated Republican and Democratic primaries in the 21st Congressional District won’t happen after all.

Neither Republican Jill Lochner nor Democrat Steven Holden filed nominating petitions by the April 4 deadline, the state Board of Elections confirmed Monday.

Five-term U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, will be the Republican and Conservative candidate. Paula Collins, a cannabis tax lawyer who recently moved from Manhattan to Canton, …

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West Mountain makes its move

By Ben Westcott, Chronicle Staff Writer

At its March 26 meeting, the Queensbury Planning Board voted to acknowledge receipt of an application that, if it comes to fruition, would transform the West Mountain ski area.

The Woods at West Mountain, which has a 10-year time frame to complete, looks to create “an alpine village experience” with year-round recreational activities, accommodations for vacationers and expectation to attract “permanent residents who may …

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Steve’s Place booths now at Kerrie’s, nearby

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

We can’t visit Steve’s Place any more, but we can still hang out in the classic booths. They’re now installed at Kerrie’s Northway Diner, less than a half mile up Broad Street-Main Street in Queensbury, a little closer to Northway Exit 18.

Owner Kerrie LeClair purchased the eight cream-and-brown leatherette seating booths from Steve’s Place owner Christine Vamvalis-Haley.
Steve’s Place closed on March 15.…

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Solar eclipse 4/8 rare ‘totality’; County: Prepare for heavy traffic

A solar eclipse — where the moon passes in front of the moon — will cross New York State on Monday afternoon, April 8.

Portions of the Adirondacks will be in the path of “The Totality” causing darkness for more than 3 minutes between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

“The temperature drops. Insects and birds are singing and then it’s total silence. Animal behavior changes. It feels like dusk,” Scientist Mindy …

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Bonacio projects ‘all green light’; GF must fulfill contract to give it free parking

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“It’s all green light,” says Glens Falls Mayor Bill Collins, now that Governor Kathy Hochul approved $6.6-million in Home and Community Renewal tax credits for Phase Two of developer Sonny Bonacio’s Spring City projects on South and Elm Streets. It also activates Phase One.

“I think they’re full speed ahead. We believe that Phase One should break ground in June,” said the mayor.

Phase …

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