Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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David Dammerman bought TD Bank bldg.

The buyer of the former TD Bank building at 237 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls is investor David Dammerman of Saratoga Springs, The Chronicle has learned.

The long-vacant building that was once the headquarters of First National Bank of Glens Falls, later Evergreen Bank sold for $415,000 on Nov. 16 to 237 Glen LLC.

The person behind the LLC was not identified, but a source with knowledge of the …

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Will Saratoga’s horse racing meet be extended to 7 weeks in 2019?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The horse-racing world is abuzz with speculation that the New York Racing Association might lengthen the 2019 thoroughbred horse-racing meet at Saratoga Race Course from its current six weeks to seven or eight.

Albany-area horse owner Roddy Valente started the speculation on Nov. 27 when he tweeted “NYRA not coming out with the 2019 calendar only proves one thing: They don’t have the eight …

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Throngs flocking to local events

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Local venues and community events are drawing big crowds.

Sunday’s Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Glens Falls High School drew 875 people. The prior Tuesday’s Adirondack Voices Winter Glow attracted a record 472 people at Christ Church United Methodist.

The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls drew a standing room crowd exceeding 375 people for its Ballet Meets the Beatles event that combined …

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New Dog at the New Way

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

New Way Lunch, the 99-year-old Glens Falls icon known for its “Dirty John’s” hot dogs, now has its own brand of hot dog made exclusively for them in Troy.

“Our new hot dogs are fresher, never frozen, made weekly and better for you,” said Nick Gazetos, a fourth generation restaurant family member who oversees the New Way Lunch on South Street.

“There is no …

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Gordon: Escape At Dannemora is riveting TV

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

I’m hooked.

I wasn’t planning on watching Escape At Dannemora, the Ben Stiller’s Showtime mini-series about the 2015 escape of two convicted murderers from maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility.

But then I read several reviews praising the seven-part series, and I discovered last Sunday that I was getting Showtime for free as a trial from DirecTV.

I watched the first episode Sunday night. Then when …

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