Sunday, December 10, 2023

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Wow! Eric & Megan soared at Strand as Johnny Cash & June Carter

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: They were bringing in extra chairs and still sold out the house for Johnny and June/A Man Named Cash — a new project by real-life musician-couple Megan Houde and Eric Hofmanis.

More than 400 of their hometown fans came out to cheer and swoon for what turns out to be a night to remember.

Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash: The songbook is irrefutable, to …

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Townhome plan advances for former Mead’s Nursery

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Two years ago, when Dick Mead was still living, Foothills Builders LLC signed a contract to purchase the former Mead’s Nursery property on the 11 acres that stretches from Ridge Road to Meadow Brook Road just below Quaker Road in Queensbury.

Now the project, which envisions as many as 77 townhomes and a community center, has taken a big step forward. Last week, the …

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Help wanted! Glens Falls seeks 7 fire fighters & 10 police officers

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“Like every community,” Mayor Bill Collins says, “Glens Falls is struggling to hire police officers and firefighters. There are young people out there not realizing what a great civil service job and career this is.”

Glens Falls Police Chief Jarred Smith, responding to Chronicle questions via email, said “We currently have eight Police Officer positions open, one Patrol Lieutenant and one Patrol Sergeant. We …

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Atty. Luke Nikas, Hudson Falls class of 2000, defending Alec Baldwin

Hudson Falls class of 2000 (and Harvard Law School) graduate Luke Nikas is representing actor Alec Baldwin, indicted last week on two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the indie film Rust.

The New York Times quoted Mr. Nikas as saying, “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on …

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Jerry Porreca has opened Laurella’s Italian & American on Bay St., Glens Falls

By Zander Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Downtown Glens Falls has a new Italian-American restaurant, Laurella’s, owned and operated by Jerry Porreca. It’s in the 21 Bay Street space that formerly housed Seafood on the Bay on the ground floor of the Rogers Building.

Mr. Porreca extensively renovated, with with walls ripped down and a new 26 seat bar installed, beneath mounted TVs. He started the renovation in August and opened …

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