Monday, August 15, 2022

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The Cambridge aftermath: Tough to rebuild trust

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

As it stands now, the Indian mascot has been abolished at Cambridge Central School. That happened by a 3-2 vote at a special board meeting June 17.

On July 1, a new school board takes office. It includes four of the prior five members. The only change is that Jessica Roosevelt — who voted to eliminate the Indians and didn’t run for re-election — will …

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Lake George’s Fork Island

12 NYS campsites; in old days, some permanent users; one nude teacher

Editor’s note: This is the 25th anniversary of when the late Frank Leonbruno began writing — and The Chronicle began publishing — the chapters that would become his classic book Lake George Reflections: Island History and Lore. This summer we are reprinting weekly chapters with the permission of Frank’s daughters Gail and Jane.


By Frank Leonbruno
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Chad’s launch: Space-themed candy store at French Mountain Commons

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Chad Rabinovitz, who for the past six years was the Producing Artistic Director of the Adirondack Theatre Festival, is about to “launch” an interactive candy store at French Mountain Commons, in the outlet stores north of Northway Exit 20.

“No one has ever done this before, a space-themed candy store,” he says.

Think: Willy Wonka meets the bank drive-through tube by way of outer …

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Lake George battlefield finally getting own museum

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

A hundred years as a concept, 20 years in the pursuit, and now with two years of effort and a bit of fortunate happenstance, the Lake George Battlefield Park will finally this summer get a Visitor Interpretive Center and museum. It’s expected to open in early summer, on the ground floor of the new Lake George Park Commission headquarters building on Fort George Road.…

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A Marathon Dance like no other!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

It was one day, not an overnight. It was at The Great Escape, not South Glens Falls High School. Instead of last year’s 700 dancers to begin, this one had just under 500. The public was excluded from attending due to Covid protocols.

But in the ways that mattered, it was the same Marathon Dance that it has been for all of its 44 years …

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