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Martin Barre on his return to HF with 2 Jethro Tull alumni & 50th year tour

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

As if last September’s sold-out, high-energy concert by longtime Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre and his new, young three-man band at The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls wasn’t enough — Mr. Barre returns this week to the Strand, not only to play but to rehearse and then launch his blow-out U.S. tour marking the 50th anniversary of English prog-rock band Jethro Tull’s United States …

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Sign of spring? Bob the Bullfrog re-emerges at the Crossroads

Chronicle News Editor Gordon Woodworth writes: Bob the Bullfrog has re-emerged from under the basement sump pump at the Crossroads Country Store in Chestertown.

“We had seen him, but on Saturday he came out and was hopping around the basement,” said Nathan West, whose family owns the business.

The 11-year-old bullfrog hibernates in the mud underneath the sump pump near the Crossroads’ bait tanks, eating minnows that float by.

“He …

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Jim Fuchs’ dramatic LG ‘ice out’ video rules Internet

Chronicle managing editor Cathy DeDe writes: Jim Fuchs garnered more than 406,000 views, 6,700 “shares” and nearly 800 “likes” with his video taken of ice seemingly crumbling into shards on Lake George on Wednesday, April 3.

Dr. Fuchs said he recorded the video — headlined, “The ice starting to go out today on Lake George” — from the dock at his house in Pilot Knob.

It happens every spring,” he …

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LG estate sells for a record $5.50-million

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

A 6,300-square-foot Tudor-style mansion on 1.26 landscaped acres of Cramer Point has sold for $5.5-million, thought to be a record amount for a Lake George residential property.

“We’ve broken through the $3-million mark,” said Dan Davies of Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate, listing agent for the property. He said he didn’t know of another sale that topped $5.5-million, and Chronicle archives show that it …

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Common Roots temporary tap room, brewery approved in SGF

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The owners of Common Roots Brewing Company will open a temporary brewing space and taproom at 30 Saratoga Avenue, just north of their burned-out site, after the South Glens Falls Planning Board approved the move Wednesday night.

Brewery owners Bert and Christian Weber have hired Hilltop Construction to remodel the space, adding handicap-accessible bathrooms and fire-safety components to the one-story building at the corner …

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