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Local kids soar at Proctors, win musical theater awards

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Holy moly! Saturday night at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, in an event staged like the Tony Awards and likely surpassing Broadway’s best for sheer energy, 16 schools were celebrated in the first-ever Regional High School Musical Theatre Awards. North Country kids came out tops!

Patrick Shannon of Queensbury won Best Actor for his role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. He’s headed to the …

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Lexy Brooks, 18, is Whitehall’s valedictorian, vies in national ‘Young Woman’ contest in June

By Sandra Hutchinson, Chronicle Chief Operating Officer

Alexa Brooks of Whitehall has packed a lot of accomplishments into her 18 years.

She’s the valedictorian at Whitehall High School and will attend the Honors College at SUNY Albany next fall, majoring in human biology, with a minor in Spanish. Her career goal is to be a physician assistant, specializing in orthopedic surgery.

She has volunteered at Rutland Hospital since before her …

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Paul Jenkins: Community has spoken on field lights; now it’s time to move on

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“Obviously we’re disappointed the proposition for permanent lights at LaMay Field didn’t pass, but it was a clear message from the community that they don’t want us moving forward on that,” Glens Falls City School Superintendent Paul Jenkins told The Chronicle.

On May 16, residents overwhelmingly approved the district’s $43-million budget, 1,108-260, and the $17.55-million capital project by similar totals.

But the permanent lights …

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Joseph Girard’s rising profile

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

It’s good to be Joseph Girard III these days. Having quarterbacked the Glens Falls High School football team as it won the state title in November, the sophomore then led the basketball team to a 24-1 record and was voted first-team All-State in Class B for the second straight year and second-team sophomore All-American.

He has already scored 2,157 points in three years of …

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BOCES success: Machine tool course for adults yields jobs with immediate need

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Another 11 adults were set to graduate Tuesday this week from a customized seven-month, 500-hour machine tool course at the Southern Adirondack Education Center — better known as BOCES, on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls.

Better jobs are the immediate prospect.

“This is very much a program driven by the local employers,” says course instructor Jason Viele.

“They say we can’t get enough people that …

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