Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Saratoga County highway chiefs give Double H its ‘Field of Dreams’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne has a new kickball “field of dreams” courtesy of the Saratoga County Town Highway Superintendents Association.

In four days, the highway chiefs tore up the grass, installed a sprinkler system, laid down sod donated by Saratoga Sod Farm and installed a clay infield.

“The clay makes it easier for campers in wheelchairs to play,” said T.J. Roode, …

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LG Youtheatre opens Avenue Q, the kid version

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Youtheatre, the summer theater program directed by Mickey Luce in Lake George, opens its 42nd season not with 42nd Street but with ‘Avenue Q’ — the new, high school version of Broadway’s multi-award-winning Sesame Street take-off — this version minus the Broadway show’s most famously grown-up storylines and strongest language — but, of course, still with the puppets. It runs Wednesday to Friday, July …

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Anthony DeGregorio’s college sport: bass fishing

By Dan Ladd, Chronicle Outdoors Editor

Anthony DeGregorio, 22, of Queensbury is a college athlete. A student in civil engineering at the University of Buffalo, he has an athletic appearance, but his chosen sport is not baseball, basketball or lacrosse. Nope, DeGregorio is a bass angler.

Competitive bass fishing at the both the high school and college levels has grown substantially in the past decade. B.A.S.S. and FLW, two premiere …

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5 Culvert once doomed, now a relic resurrected

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

In 1984 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but Dr. Ferguson’s long-ago office building at 5 Culvert Street in Glens Falls, just off Warren Street, was doomed in 2017.

The City of Glens Falls, which took ownership in 2014 for non-payment of taxes, wanted to seek bids to demolish it. A wall had given way, the interior was gutted, the building …

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Jim LaFarr: I was shocked at big primary win, but ‘there’s still a lot of work to do’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Having won the June 25 Republican primary by nearly a thousand votes, Jim LaFarr, who also has the Conservative line, is the heavy favorite to become Warren County’s next sheriff. But he’s not getting ahead of himself.

“There’s still a lot of work to do,” he said. “I’m not Sheriff-elect yet. Now we start working toward November.”

He said the “only thing different now …

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