Friday, September 24, 2021

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Great Escape’s ‘Outlaw’ ride height outrages Glen Lake; Queensbury board: Whoa!

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

Glen Lake residents packed the Town of Queensbury Planning Board meeting on Nov. 26, united against the Great Escape amusement park’s proposed placement of a 165-foot Adirondack Outlaw ride visible from their homes.

Nearly 200 people attended. The majority donned light blue ribbons provided by the Glen Lake Association.

The ride, as currently proposed by the Great Escape, would stand in the Wild West …

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Social Security to pay $20,000 monthly at old Glens Falls post office; 10-year lease

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Social Security Administration will pay $20,267.11 per month when it moves in 2021 into Peter and Suzanne Hoffman’s renovated former post office building at 70 Warren Street in Glens Falls.

Robin Croft, a spokeswoman for the General Services Administration, provided the rent rate in response to a Chronicle inquiry. She said it’s a 10-year lease that will start in March of 2021.

She …

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Ray Agnew to return as VP to Glens Falls Hospital; will be spokesperson & liaison

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Calling it “a chance for me to get back to a place that feels like home,” Ray Agnew will rejoin Glens Falls Hospital as vice president of hospital and community engagement in February 2020.

Mr. Agnew, 62, was the hospital’s vice president for community relations and executive vice president of the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation from June 1998 to April 2011.

“My primary focus …

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Neal Orsini: Why I resigned from Ft. Edward town board

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Neal Orsini, who’d served on the Fort Edward Town Board for 14 years, resigned last week “in a private letter to supervisor Terry Middleton,” he told The Chronicle.

“It was announced last night at a town board meeting,” Tuesday afternoon.

Why did he resign?

Partially, said the Republican, out of respect for Democratic Paul Middleton, who lost his race for re-election as town supervisor …

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HF’s Strand is rolling; where it’s going next

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“What a trip it’s been,” says Strand Theatre executive director and driving force Jonathan Newell, on the eve of the ninth anniversary on Dec. 22 of his Hudson River Music Hall group that operates the Strand.

“I remember when we were first in the [former Washington County] courthouse, and artists would say to me, ‘Why would I want to play in Hudson Falls?’

“Well, …

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