Monday, January 17, 2022

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SGF’s Kingpin’s Alley: Mandate has already cost $4,000 in cancelled parties

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

New York State’s new vaccine-or-mask mandate is hitting bowling alleys hard, says owner of South Glens Falls’ Kingpin’s Alley Doug Bohannon, who is also president of the state Bowling Proprietors organization.

The Chronicle called Mr. Bohannon to ask how he’s doing after the new mandate. “It’s already cost me about $4,000 in business from canceled parties,” he said.

They cancelled “because they will be …

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Do something bold with that $10-million!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The following idea was hatched by Rich Cirino, the former Glens Falls wine merchant in the Wood Theater who resides now in Lake George.

When he mentioned it in passing, I thought, Wow!

The idea is: Create a roundabout in downtown Glens Falls where South, Broad and School Streets come together.

This is exactly the area that the City of Glens Falls won a $10-million …

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Bronzino jettisons marijuana plan in blacksmith shop; building for sale

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: Brian Bronzino has put 56 Glen Street back on the market, potentially abandoning his plan to locate a marijuana dispensary in the historic former blacksmith shop at the foot of Glen Street hill in Glens Falls.

It is listed for $184,900 with Brian Pepe of DeMarsh Real Estate.

“He put it out there to see if there are any feelers on it,” Bronzino spokesman …

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College kids key in Covid coping

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

A team of college students is helping Warren County Health weather Covid.

“Their energy, excitement and enthusiasm,” plus their tech savvy and work ethic, has taken some of the burden off the staff of the Health Department, its director Ginelle Jones tells The Chronicle. “Until this June, when for a while things slowed down, we were going 7 days a week,” Ms. Jones said. …

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Ginelle Jones: ‘I support the mandate & end date; everyone do their part’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

While Saratoga and Washington Counties criticized Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new mask-or-vaccination mandate in public settings, Warren County Public Health Director Ginelle Jones acknowledged it is unlikely the county will enforce the mandate but she hopes “people will comply without us needing to.”

Ms. Jones told The Chronicle, “I absolutely support” the Governor’s mandate. “I think it’s long overdue, especially through the holiday season.

“This …

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