Sunday, January 24, 2021

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The expert on hemlock woolly adelgid: How to fight Lake George invasive

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Mark Whitmore, a forest entomologist at Cornell, is widely regarded as the expert on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and on how to combat it.

The insect, found this summer on the east shore of Lake George, poses a major threat to the Eastern Hemlock, the lake’s dominant tree species and a major presence in the Adirondacks and eastern U.S.

“I started the New York State Hemlock …

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Trail projects on Halfway Brook & Feeder Canal: Part of Empire State Trail plan

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Queensbury Town Supervisor John Strough and a crew were busy last week prepping for an upgraded 1.2 mile trail at Halfway Brook that will eventually link trails in Queensbury and Glens Falls to the planned Empire State Trail from New York City to Buffalo in the west and Canada to the north.

Meanwhile, improvements at the Feeder Canal trail in Kingsbury are adding a …

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Urgent effort mobilized to save hemlocks on Lake George

High-gear task force mobilizes to eliminate LG invasive threat

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The FUND for Lake George has spearheaded quick formation of the “Save Our Lake George Hemlocks Initiative” in response to the new discovery that the invasive insect hemlock woolly adelgid infests trees on 250 acres of the lake’s east shore.

The effort will range, from five teams of three people each in the next two weeks …

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Makeover at Massie’s

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Jon Greenwood, owner of Massie’s Italan Restaurant in South Glens Falls, took advantage of the mandated COVID shutdown last spring to do a full makeover of the main dining room, including adding a second bar at the restaurant he bought five years ago from Pat Russo, whose parents founded it in 1929.

Despite the pandemic’s 50 percent occupancy restriction and no outdoor seating, Mr. …

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To merge or not to merge? FE, SGF schools face decision

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The South Glens Falls and Fort Edward school boards will meet together with their consultant on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in a significant step in considering possible annexation of the Fort Edward school by the South Glens Falls district. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Road BOCES in Gansevoort.

Links for virtual participation were still to be posted on the schools’ …

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