Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Dan Ladd’s fond farewell

By Dan Ladd, Chronicle Outdoors Editor

Mark Frost’s editorial in last week’s Chronicle certainly struck a chord with me. It wasn’t just Mark’s kind words about me and my departure from The Chronicle.

It was that photo of myself and Dr. Dan O’Keeffe taken at the Chronicle Book Fair a decade ago. You see, I’m one of those estimated 10,000 babies Dr. Dan brought into this world — and my …

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Dr. Dan O’Keeffe dies at 98, what a great life he led

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Dr. Dan O’Keeffe died at the age of 98 1/2 on Sunday.

Dr. Dan was one of my favorite people on the planet, a friend and inspiration. A life force flowed through him like a spring. He lived a life I admired — committed to family, place, faith, community, profession — and fun.

As a Glens Falls obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Dan delivered 10,000 babies. He …

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Chef Denver goes UpRiver

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Denver Grover, the chef who lost her job when owner Rich Schermerhorn closed The Aviator Restaurant at Warren County Airport in January, plans to buy the UpRiver Cafe in Lake Luzerne.

For the 2020 season, which starts in April, Mr. Van Bourgondien said, “We’re gonna partner together in the business, with Denver taking it over after that.”

Ms. Grover, who said the project will also …

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Warrensburg historic home owners: ‘Just as happy’ Dollar General sale fell through

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Paul and Cairenn Spooner plan to renovate the historic 1873 Miles Thomas House on Main Street in Warrensburg now that their deal to sell it for a new Dollar General store was stymied. “We’re just as happy,” Mr. Spooner tells The Chronicle.

“We like the place, and our plan now is to renovate it.”

“We didn’t want it torn down,” Mrs. Spooner said.

“We’re …

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18 events get $425,750 in Warren County bed tax money

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Americade remains the biggest recipient and the Adirondack Independence Music Festival is newly funded as the Warren County Board of Supervisors allocated 18 events $425,750 in occupancy tax money.

Americade, the June motorcycle touring rally in Lake George, received $50,000, plus $5,000 for its block party.

The Adirondack Independence Music Festival, Sept. 5-6 at the Festival Commons in Lake George, is being given $25,000 …

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