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Smiths express gratitude for help after fire; death of 3 pets weighs on them

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

No people were injured when Kent and Cheryl Smith’s home at 25 Orchard Drive in Queensbury was destroyed by fire last Friday, Oct. 6, but they’re hurting from the deaths of three of their pets — two dogs, Kobi and Willie, and their cat Jazmyn, Mr. Smith’s sister Kristin Howarth tells The Chronicle.

The Smiths and their children escaped the fire, along with one …

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William Shatner, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, will come to Ti event next May

Ticonderoga’s James Cawley said he is “thrilled to announce” that “Captain Kirk himself,” actor William Shatner, will come to Mr. Cawley’s Star Trek set in Ticonderoga for a special two-day event Friday & Saturday, May 4-5, 2018.

“This is an incredibly rare and unprecedented opportunity to see the Captain on his Starship once again,” Mr. Cawley writes. “It is simply not to be missed.”

“Come see the first Captain to …

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St. Mary’s new priest, Father Tom Morrette

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“This is a percolating little place,” Rev. Tom Morrette says of Glens Falls, his new home after being appointed as priest at St. Mary’s Parish on Warren Street.

“It’s my hope that I will be here until I retire at age 75. I’m pretty sure I will be, God willing. I’m looking forward to having eight good years here.”

Father Morrette, 67, is a …

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Mayor: Glens Falls will have $4-million in reserves by end of the year

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

When Mayor Jack Diamond leaves office at the end of this year, he estimates Glens Falls will have more than $4-million in reserve.

“The City has never had this much money set aside,” he told The Chronicle. “We are headed in the right direction. It’s nice to have a little bit of a cushion.”

When he took office in 2009, starting what will be …

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DEC okays Assembly Point deer hunt

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a nuisance deer permit for a resident of Assembly Point on Lake George.

We first learned of it when Assembly Point resident Vicki Zelden sent us a copy of an email she said she sent to other residents of the Queensbury peninsula.

In a response to our query, she said her biggest concern is …

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