Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Who is Matt Simpson?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Matt Simpson, the Brant Lake resident, Horicon Town Supervisor and State Assembly candidate, already has the backing of Warren, Saratoga and Essex County Republican Committees. He’ll seek the Washington County GOP nod Tuesday, Feb. 18.

He faces a prospective Republican primary challenge in June from Doug Beaty, an at-large county supervisor from Queensbury.

Candidates in November will include Democrat Claudia Braymer, who represents Glens …

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No more Drum Corps at East; Chris Reed: ‘I can’t afford it’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Chris Reed, Jr., who revived Drum Corps International shows at East Field in Glens Falls successfully in 2018 but disastrously in 2019, said he does not intend to present it this year.

The show in 2018 did well, Mr. Reed reported, but heavy rains last year on the day of the event — Monday, July 22 — led to its cancellation.

Not having purchased …

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South High Marathon Dance: Students select 37 beneficiaries

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The student committee of the 43rd annual South High Marathon Dance selected 37 beneficiaries — 22 individuals or families, and 15 organizations. The committee said it received approximately 180 requests.

The dance is Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, at the South Glens Falls Senior High School. Last year, 600 students completed the dance.

Last year’s dance raised a record $837,859. The …

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Next Girard generation: GF’s Joseph III wins NYS Elks Hoop Shoot, on to nationals

Joseph Girard III, a fourth-grader at Sanford Street School, won the state Elks Hoop Shoot foul-shooting title among boys ages 10 and 11, and will compete in the national semifinals in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on March 26.

Joseph, 10, the son of Arleen Girard of Queensbury and Joe Girard, Jr., of Hudson Falls, made 22 of 25 foul shots to win the state crown. He also won the award for most …

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Will Lake George freeze?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Lake George hasn’t completely iced over yet, but it’s getting closer.

“We lost some ground last weekend with the rain and the wind,” said Larry Eichler, who has monitored the lake since 1979 as a research scientist with the Darrin Fresh Water Institute (FWI) in Bolton.

Will the lake completely freeze over? “I’m still optimistic it will,” he said, “but there’s a distinct chance …

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