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Jason, ghoul for the day at Great Escape Fright Fest

By Jason Irwin, Chronicle Freelance Zombie

Accepting an “invitation” sent to The Chronicle in the form of a gruesome evidence bag full of blood and body parts (not real, I hope), I attended a “Black Carpet” event at Six Flags Great Escape this past Friday night.

Part of the invite included an interactive opportunity that I couldn’t resist: My girlfriend Tiffany and I — along with other members of area …

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Adirondack Tree Surgeons sponsoring car in NASCAR race

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Adirondack Tree Surgeons of Wilton is sponsoring NASCAR driver JJ Yeley in this Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.

Adk. Tree Surgeons NASCAR car

“There’s never been a tree company sponsor in NASCAR,” said Adirondack Tree Surgeons owner Phil Viger. “I think we might get some TV time.”

The race will be broadcast on NBCSN, Channel 44 locally on Time Warner Cable.

He said he and his wife, …

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Ft. Edward cancels Chili Fest, cites Dept. of Health requirements

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Fort Edward Chamber of Commerce cancelled this weekend’s ninth annual Chili, Chowder and Brews Festival, citing Department of Health edicts too stringent to impose on the community members who typically provide the food.

“Apparently, there is no allowable way for folks to prepare food in their homes and serve it to the public,” Fort Edward Chamber president Adam Devoe said in an e-mail. …

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Gordon: GF will retain state hoops tourney for 2017-19

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

It won’t be official until the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Executive Committee votes on Oct. 22, but Glens Falls will keep the boys’ basketball tournament at the Civic Center for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

As expected, the boys’ basketball committee voted 8-3 last week to recommend that Glens Falls, the tournament site for 35 years, keep it for another …

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GF Civic Center will keep food service in-house

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Glens Falls Civic Center’s contract with Ovations food services expired yesterday, on September 30. As of today, October 1, the Civic Center is bringing its concessions in-house, director Jeff Mead says.

The Civic Center Coalition had talked of contracting with local restaurants, caterers or other food services to provide concessions at the Adirondack Thunder ECHL hockey games and other Civic Center events — …

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