Friday, September 24, 2021

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Push begins to convert North Creek rail to hike & bike trail

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Friday, Dec. 20, will consider seeking “abandonment” of its 55-mile rail line from Corinth to North Creek.

“That would allow us to consider other options for the line, including creating a recreational trail,” says County Board chairman Ron Conover, who chairs the county board.

“It would be tremendous,” he says of turning the line to recreation use. …

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West Mountain: Now the fun starts

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

“To be able to operate and not be managing projects is huge,” says Sara Montgomery, co-owner with her husband Spencer of of West Mountain Ski Area in Queensbury.

“For me, that’s probably my number-one stress — managing projects on top of staffing. It’s been six years of seven-days-a-week, 24-hours-a-day managing.”

Since taking over in 2013, the couple reports having invested $17 million in infrastructure. …

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Contractor to buy 178 Maple Street, plans apartments

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Tim Moriarty, Jr., a 37-year-old Ballston Spa contractor and real estate investor whose father grew up in Glens Falls, is under contract to buy the former Leland Paper building at 178 Maple Street at the corner of Cooper in Glens Falls.

“My primary focus is to convert the upstairs into apartments, and leave the rest as it is for now,” Mr. Moriarty told The …

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‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ Alice Cooper rocked Glens Falls, old-school

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Shock-metal hard-edged scare-rock on tour: Who wore it best — Alice Cooper last Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Cool Insuring Arena? Or Swedish frontman Tobias Forge and Ghost, at the Cool Arena about a month prior, on October 26?

Cooper is the real deal, a pioneer of shock rock in the 1970s, truly a breaker of boundaries whose lyrics when new had to have …

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JG3 scored 24 in debut as starter for Syracuse; he’s a sensation

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Are You Ready for the Joe Girard Show?” asked commentator Brent Axe on Syracuse.com on Monday of this week. “Girard doesn’t have the whole world on his shoulders, but he already has Syracuse basketball fans in the palm of his hand.”

Joseph Girard III, in just his third game playing for Syracuse University, was installed as the starting point guard and scored a team-high …

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