Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Activist calls in talk at library for shutdown of Wheelabrator in Hudson Falls

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

“My life goal is to shut down all the incinerators in this country. I think we’re going to pull that off,” said attorney and environmental activist Mike Ewall at a program at Crandall Public Library on Monday, May 6.

Mr. Ewall founded the Philadelphia-based Energy Justice Network, which says it supports grassroots groups fighting “dirty energy.” His public program entitled “How Dangerous is Glens …

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Tax-free, but water costs $$$!

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

With nearly 25 percent of Glens Falls’s property owned by not-for-profits that don’t pay taxes, these exempt entities are increasingly under the microscope in the financially hard-pressed city.

But one way that not-for-profits are no different than any other taxpayer is in their water and sewer bills.

They all pay not just for usage but also the capital charges to pay off long-term debt …

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Beethoven 9th: GFSO this Sunday

The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra climaxes its yearlong celebration of Beethoven and Bernstein this Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at Glens Falls High School with a program that includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony,

Along with the musicians, more than 180 singers signed on to sing the “Ode to Joy” in the fourth and final movement. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is also on the program.

Beethoven’s 9th: It’s Big!

By Cathy DeDe, …

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Mead’s will end its 70 year run

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

In its 70th year, family-owned Mead’s Nursery and Garden Center at 361 Ridge Road in Queensbury announced it will close late this year.

Eighty-nine-year-old founder Dick Mead wrote in a letter to customers, “Madeline and I started this business in 1950 and we thoroughly enjoyed our life’s work” Mrs. Mead passed away in November 2014.

Their daughter MaryAnn Pendergrass has worked at Mead’s for …

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Are lockers becoming thing of the past at Qby. High?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

So few Queenbury High School students still have a hall locker that many lockers are being eliminated in the school’s current renovation, leaving wider hallways.

“We had a sense kids weren’t using lockers,” school principal Damian Switzer told The Chronicle.

“Our Legacy 2020 Capital Project forced us to look at space with a critical eye, and the architec

ts and engineers asked us for …

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