Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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Airbnb, VRBO short-term rentals abound in Glens Falls-Queensbury

Chronicle staff writer Zander Frost writes: Airbnb Airbnb and VRBO listings abound in Glens Falls and Queensbury, numerous entire homes and apartments.

While some show an individual person as the “host” operating the unit, others are operated by companies.

At least three properties, including a three bedroom “Family-Friendly Glens Falls Home w/ Sun Porch” are hosted by Evolve, which says it handles “the hard parts of managing your property (like …

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Short-term rentals a long-term issue? Is it good or bad?

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Last week, The Chronicle broke the story on developer Tom Elliot’s newest project — a renovation he said cost in excess of $1-million that has turned the vacant top two floors into three luxury short term rental units at 170 Glen Street, above Rude Betty.

It generated numerous comments and messages — in praise and denunciation.

“Glens falls doesn’t need anymore ‘luxury’ apartments, they …

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Queensbury School: Shrek!

The Queensbury High School Drama Club presents Shrek The Musical at 7 p.m. March 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. March 12 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are available at www.showtix4u.com for $12. Live streaming tickets are also available for the March 11 show for $25.

Lead cast members include senior Trent Sano in the title role, senior Maddie Gaiser as Fiona, and junior Avery Magee as Donkey.…

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Sen. Gillibrand in GF urges veterans to claim health aid from PACT Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Glens Falls VA Clinic Friday to highlight the PACT Act, under which she says an estimated 3.5 million people may be eligible to claim new health care benefits.

Sen. Gillibrand said the PACT act includes her legislation to establish a “presumptive service connection to certain illnesses for service members and veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins, eliminating many obstacles they have to …

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Crowds flocking to Cool Insuring Arena: Hockey, Hoops, Globetrotters & more

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Sports crowds are flocking to the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.

Executive Director Jeff Mead told The Chronicle that 11,379 people attended the Section 2 Boys’ High School Basketball championships from Feb. 27 to March 4.

“Hockey’s been great” too, he said.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the “Kids Take Over” game drew more than 4,700.

“In a 5,100 seat arena, that’s a sell …

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