Monday, August 15, 2022

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GF Planning Board OK’s Hoffman’s driveway, parking at old Post Office

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: The Glens Falls Planning Board on Tuesday approved developer Peter Hoffma’s request to put in a curb cut to accommodate the driveway and parking lot he’s installing to accommodate the Social Security office’s move to the former Post Office building.

The proposal next goes before the Glens Falls Common Council.

The plan is for one-way traffic to flow from Warren Street onto a driveway …

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‘Reigning champ’ Demetrios Drellos wins Devil’s Bowl Speedway opener

“Drellos Starts Title Defense with Big Win in Devil’s Bowl Speedway Opener,” headlined the Vermont dirt track Monday.

Demetrios Drellos (of Queensbury) “picked up right where he left off last year…The reigning Sportsman Modified champion opened the new season on Saturday, May 1, with a dominant win during a wildly unpredictable night presented by Mike’s Fuels of Bridport,” said the press release.

“A total of 118 racecars jammed the pit …

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Fitzy the barber of Fort Edward

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

“Fitzy” Fitzsimmons grew up on Third Street in Glens Falls, graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and fondly recalls the heyday when downtown sidewalks on Thursday nights filled with “people going out to meet people.”

But Fitzy, given name Harold Patrick, is wholly Fort Edward now. “I came down here in ’62 and been here ever since. It’s my 59th year,” says the proprietor of Fitzy’s …

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Chris Patten persists

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Despite opposition including from Mayor Dan Hall, Chris Patten is holding firm to his plan to buy and develop the wedge of current green space he is under contract to buy from 333 Glen at the intersection of Glen and Bay Streets.

Now he envisions building 43 apartments, with no mixed use.

He told The Chronicle he plans to submit “fully comprehensive, fully conforming …

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Lake George plans a busy summer: Thursday fireworks, more

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Lake George Mayor Bob Blais said he anticipates a nearly full roster of events this summer, after events were cancelled or greatly scaled back last year by Covid.

“We are putting together everything we have done in the past, including fireworks, in hopes we will be able to do them. Based on what we have heard about the Covid and vaccines, we are …

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