Monday, August 15, 2022

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Swede Mountain county’s newest hiking trail

By Joanne Conley, Special to The Chronicle

An early morning jaunt to the area’s newest hiking trail? Yes, please!

When offered the opportunity to hike the new trail up Swede Mountain to the fire tower, I was quick to say yes! Built in 1918 and in service until 1968, this fire tower was purchased by Warren County in 1995 to use as a site for radio communication equipment. But when …

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Radici, Ridge St. restaurant, goes on ‘pause’ until mid-September

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Glens Falls restaurant Radici Kitchen+Bar on Ridge Street has closed to take a three-week “pause.” They expect to reopen Thursday, September 16.

“We decided we needed a mental health vacation. Not only ourselves, but especially for the staff, too,” chef-owner Brian Bowden told The Chronicle. “We can see it in everyone’s faces. We are cognizant of people needing time off.”

Especially challenging, he …

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Chestertown’s Carol Theatre bought, reopens

Chronicle staff writer Zander Frost writes:

A concert at the Carol Theatre in Chestertown on Friday evening, Sept. 3, by the High Peaks Bluegrass Band will be “the first time the building’s opened its doors in over two years. We’re excited to have people back in the building,” Vanessa Hutton told The Chronicle in response to our phone call.

Vanessa and her husband Ryan Hutton bought the theater in July …

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Moreau mulls letting more solar projects on farmland; board is split

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Heading into the solar law workshop scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., The Chronicle spoke with all five members of the Moreau Town Board.

The board is debating how much of the town’s 8,400 acres of farmland should be open for commercial-level arrays of electricity-generating solar panels.

The law as currently proposed restricts array construction to 40% coverage of lots in Moreau’s …

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Dan Ward takes helm as Hudson Falls School Supt.

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

New Hudson Falls School Superintendent Dan Ward is Washington County to the core.
“I’m a lifetime resident born and raised in Fort Ann on a dairy farm,” he says. “So I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working up and down the Route 4 corridor here for my entire career and only living out of Washington County while I was at school, in Potsdam.

“I …

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