Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Man, 74, rescued after falling through ice on Glen lake

A 74 year old Queensbury man fell through Glen Lake while ice skating Tuesday morning around 9:46 a.m., Bay Ridge Fire Chief Chip Mellon said. The man spent roughly 15-20 minutes in the water before being rescued.

The unidentified man was taken to Glens Falls Hospital to be treated for exposure to cold water, and was conscious and talking to his rescuers when they pulled him out, Chief Mellon said.…

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Peter Casertino is new GFSD Resource Officer

Glens Falls City School District announced on its Facebook page that Officer Peter Casertino would join the district as a School Resource Officer, alongside Glens Falls Police Department’s SRO John Norton “to provide additional support for safety and community-building.”

“As a Warren County Sheriff’s Office NY Deputy, he will have a desk at the Middle School,” the district wrote.

It added, “Many of us already know Officer Casertino as a …

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Why Carla & Tom Burhoe sold Canoe Island Lodge

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

After 77 years in the Busch/Burhoe family, Canoe Island Lodge has been sold by Carla and Tom Burhoe.

The total sale was $10.7-million — $8-million the mainland property on both sides of Lake Shore Drive and $2.7-million for Canoe Island itself.

The buyers, in an LLC, as of now, wishes to remain anonymous.

“It’s actually so fresh that I haven’t even really had time …

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What went viral

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

2022 was by far The Chronicle’s biggest digital year ever. Our Facebook and Instagram posts reached over 1.7 million people, over a million more than last year.

Multiple posts exceeded 100,000 people reached. The biggest exceeded 626,000!

We did more ‘hard news’ posts this year, responding to reader feedback.

Meanwhile, our digital subscriptions grew by two-thirds — from 6,000 when the year began to …

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Mark’s weekend in New York City

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Two must-see events got me to New York City on a weekend in November.

One, “Edward Hopper’s New York,” a major show focused on my favorite American artist, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. (See coverage at right.)

Two, comedian Shane Gillis performing at The Town Hall near Times Square as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

The clincher was that both my …

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