Sunday, October 17, 2021

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In Greenwich: Why did 5-term Democrat Idelman lose to newcomer?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“We ran an issue-based campaign, and facts are a stubborn thing,” Republican Don Ward told The Chronicle when we asked why the first-time candidate thinks he defeated five-term Democratic town supervisor Sara Idelman in the Washington County Town of Greenwich.

After absentee ballots were counted Tuesday morning at the Washington County Board of Elections, Mr. Ward, 70, edged Mrs. Idelman, 72, by 30 votes, …

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Thanksgiving free dinners in Glens Falls & Argyle

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Glens Falls’s 36th Hometown Thanksgiving Dinner, takes place Thursday, Nov. 28, at Christ Church United Methodist on Bay and Washington Streets with ongoing seatings from noon to 3 p.m. It’s free, no reservations required.

The event was founded in 1984 with the intent to bring people together. Volunteers are available to provide transportation for those in the Glens Falls, Queensbury, Hudson Falls and …

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Critics grill NYS on cause of high local cancer rate

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

The overwhelming majority of people who rose to speak at a cancer study information meeting on Nov. 7 at SUNY Adirondack challenged New York State officials from the Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation as to what’s causing Warren County’s very high cancer rate.

As previously reported in The Chronicle, a state summary cited smoking, alcohol use and obesity as likely contributors to elevated …

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Glens Falls Symphony & Adirondack Theatre Festival change their benefits

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Glens Falls Symphony is changing it up this year for its winter fund-raiser in advance of its annual holiday concert.

GFSO: No conductor contest

Rather than the long-standing conductor contest in which local notables battled via $1 votes for the opportunity to stand at the podium and swing a baton while the orchestra played Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” — the Symphony has …

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Hospital finances improve

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Glens Falls Hospital files its 2018 Internal Revenue Service 990 statement this week, and it shows improved financial performance — an $11.7-million gain for 2018 after a $34-million loss for 2017. But those numbers tell little of the story, because they are largely impacted by one-time transactions.

Last year, the hospital was deep in the red because of $39-million in unbilled services in the troubled …

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