Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Log Jam: Strong summer; shifted salad bar; went to all-day menu

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“It’s been a very busy summer,” says long-time Log Jam Restaurant manager Tony Grecco.

Despite occupancy limitations due to COVID, “we were filled up for what we could do all through July and August.”

The biggest change, other than 50 percent maximum occupancy, Mr. Grecco said, was with the Log Jam’s signature salad bar.

“We get a lot of calls every day,” he said. …

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Rabid fox in Bolton; 2 people get treatment

A fox was found to be rabid in Bolton and a six-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man are receiving rabies treatment.

Responding to a Chronicle inquiry, Warren County Public Information Officer Don Lehman wrote:

“On Tuesday, Sept. 1, a 6-year-old girl was either scratched or bitten by a fox near Brereton Road in Bolton. Bolton Police Department responded, but the fox could not be located. The child suffered what were …

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Finch Paper uses 45% hemlock; not worried yet

Hemlock “remains very important” to Finch Paper, Mike McLarty, Vice-President of Forestry, told The Chronicle Monday.

“It is approximately 45 percent of our intake of wood fiber.”

Asked about the growing presence of the invasive insect Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, he said, “We have been watching it spread for the past seven, eight years. It’s been kind of moving from the Southern Tier this way.

“It’s something that concerns us,” he …

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Vermont woman: Fastest & oldest to swim Lake George

Charlotte Brynn, a Stowe, Vermont resident and New Zealand native, swam Lake George in record time on Aug. 18-19.

She “completed the 52-kilometer length (32 miles), Ticonderoga to Lake George Village, in 17 hours, 58 minutes (pending ratification),” said the Marathon Swimmers Federation.

It said it’s nearly an hour faster than the previous best of 18 hours, 49 minutes, set by David Dammerman in June 2016.

It said Ms. Brynn, …

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Boating boom continues: More details

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

It is boom time for marinas on Lake George. After COVID-19 created an uncertain spring, boat rental and sale demand skyrocketed.

“It’s so busy and there seems to be a lot more consistency this summer than in last five, 10, maybe even 15 years,” says Christina Brodie, marina supervisor at Yankee Boating Center in Diamond Point.

She said that in past years, rentals “would …

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