Friday, September 24, 2021

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The late Nick Heald becomes a dad two years after

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Nick Heald and Courtney Brosius were soulmates, inseparable South Glens Falls sweethearts who married on May 26, 2017.

Two months later, Nick — a hugely popular student chair of the South High Marathon Dance who later became a two-time recipient — died after a seven-year battle with synovial sarcoma.

He was 24.

But now Nick is a dad. Five weeks ago, at 1:18 a.m. …

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Tony got his tonsils out

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

It’s never fun to have a tonsillectomy — but when you’re an adult and your velvety crooner’s voice is how you make your living — well, that’s “something scary,” says Tony DeSare, the Hudson Falls Class of 1994 grad who tours nationally and internationally. The singer-pianist has two concerts upcoming in his hometown, complete with a Big Band, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.…

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Beaty urges 8% sales tax; use it to cut school tax by 10%, add $$ for towns & Glens Falls

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Queensbury At-Large County Supervisor Doug Beaty has unveiled a proposal to raise the sales tax in Warren County from 7% to 8%, with a promise to use half the projected proceeds of $18-million to slash school tax bills by approximately 10 percent and provide the other half to all the county’s towns and the City of Glens Falls based on their population.

“The best part …

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New ‘Pat’s Picks’ kicks off with ‘Drank the Gold’

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Music Writer

Columnist’s note: This is the inaugural column of Pat’s Picks, my spotlight on local and locally linked music. Each column highlights music that I’m recommending, whether new or old. Feel free to write in with suggestions. Hope you enjoy!

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Leading off Pat’s Picks is Saratoga Springs Irish and folk duo Drank the Gold — fiddler Oona Grady and her partner (in …

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Morgan Smith of SGF kicking for Franklin Pierce football

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Former South Glens Falls girls soccer player Morgan Smith is a placekicker this fall on the Franklin Pierce college football team.

As a senior at South High, Morgan kicked extra points on the football team,l and she says she’s kicked 40-yard field goals in practice.

At Franklin Pierce, “I played soccer as a freshman, but I missed football more,” she told The Chronicle. “I …

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