Monday, August 15, 2022

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Qby. Hotel will break ground: Adk. Ballroom expansion; still eye rooftop bar

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Ground breaking is planned Monday, Oct. 18, for the Queensbury Hotel’s 6,000-foot expansion that will triple the size of the Adirondack Ballroom.

Currently, hotel general manager Tyler Herrick told The Chronicle, “it’s difficult to do a larger group than 200 people for a wedding” in the Adirondack Room.

When expanded, he said, “We can do a nice wedding with 350 people, with a dance …

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Wow! The Wood scored!

Chronicle Manging Editor Cathy DeDe writes:

For the first time since the pandemic hit, a show nearly filled every one of the Wood Theater’s 299 seats. “Bent Broadway” on Friday, Sept. 24, clocked in at 230 ticket holders, Wood director Emily Murphy reports. It’s the first time a show has even come close since March 2020, Ms. Murphy said. And what a deserving crew: 14 known and unknown singers came …

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GF School plans $29-million ‘tax neutral’ project, includes new football turf plus lights

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Glens Falls City School District is planning a $29-million project whose primary focus is improving the Middle School, but it includes lighting and replacing the turf on the football field, Superintendent Paul Jenkins tells The Chronicle.

He expects the school board to vote on authorizing the proposal at its October 18 meeting.

The public would vote December 14, in person at Sanford Street …

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GFSD: Covid cases but little conflict

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

“We’re in our third week; we’ve probably got over 100 students quarantined…we’re in the mid 20’s in positives. Some staff, mainly students,” Glens Falls Superintendent Paul Jenkins told The Chronicle last week.

Was this expected? “Well, we knew because the rate at the county got much higher….we were going to be dealing with it, but I don’t know if we expected it to be …

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New invasive threat? Asian jumping worms

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

A few months ago, Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension put out an alert of yet another invasive species — something called Amynthas-Metaphire, commonly known as the Jumping Worm or Asian Jumping Worm.

You know, something seemed familiar about the description they provided. Something had seemed “off” about our worms recently. They were super-squirmy.

Sure enough, some time later, now armed with the Cooperative Extension …

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