Sunday, November 27, 2022

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‘I was sexually abused’ by then- owner of W.I.L.D./ W.A.T.E.R.S; more victims?

To the Editor:

Hey, I’m a sexual assault survivor of Peter Drutchal who used to own the W.I.L.D./W.A.T.E.R.S. in Warrensburg. I’m trying to get my story out in that community/area, as there are no doubt many survivors from his time there. I’ve been contacted by a few people who were victims/survivors from VT where he later operated the Adventure Quest school from 1989 to the early 1990s when he was …

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RocaNews makes national news: Raised $4.4-million, big investors

Axios Media Trends on Tuesday broke the story nationally that RocaNews, the Internet news business co-founded in 2020 by Glens Falls native Max Frost, “has raised $4.4 million in a seed round led by Ori Allon, the co-founder and executive chairman of Compass Real Estate.”

Max, son of Chronicle owners Mark Frost and Sandra Hutchinson and brother of The Chronicle’s Zander Frost, is Roca President and Chief Operating Officer.

Roca’s …

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Lake George Ice Castles debut

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Viewed on a brutally cold and overcast day last week, the new Ice Castles attraction in Lake George looked very much still a work in progress but build manager Anna Closser said “we’re very close” to opening. Tuesday they announced they’ll open this weekend, Sunday, Jan. 23.

This project “growing” in the Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park is not built from ice …

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West Mountain’s big move

By Mark Frost & Zander Frost, Chronicle Editor & Staff Writer

West Mountain is making a big move — launching a ski academy run by Thomas Vonn, a former Olympian who also coached and was married to three-time Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn.

“Thomas can coach at any level,” said West Mountain co-owner/operator Spencer Montgomery. Besides Lindsey Vonn, “he’s coached at the World Cup level and raced at the World …

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Hartford Supervisor Haff: NYS Marijuana law ‘goes against Brown vs. the Board of Education’

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Hartford Town Supervisor Dana Haff called New York State’s new cannabis law “unconstitutional” and “against Brown vs. the Board of Education.”

Mr. Haff told The Chronicle he takes issue with the part of the law that says the Cannabis Control Board will “implement a social and economic equity plan and actively promote applicants from communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition and promote racial, ethnic, …

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