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DEC plans light flashes to limit birds at Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach to fight pollution

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will use solar-powered “prism beacons” — 360-degree flashes of light from sunup to sundown — to try to deter gulls and ducks this summer from coming to Million Dollar Beach and swimming area in Lake George Village.

DEC says the popular beach will “safely” open for the season on Memorial Day Weekend.

The prism beacon plan …

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Adirondack Museum’s big changes @60

$9.4 million upgrade to ‘Adirondack Experience’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

When the Adirondack Museum reopens for its 60th anniversary season on May 26, it will be as the Adirondack Experience. No, it’s not adding a zipline — but the museum is shifting toward a more hands-on, active model, says director David Kahn.

New exhibits will allow visitors to roll logs in an immersive virtual river flow. They can …

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New day at Hiland as son, 30, takes reins

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

On Jan. 1, Ivan Flores purchased Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury from his father, Rafael. In April he opened a modest new restaurant called The Heron at Hiland.

“I’ve been in the family business since I was 10,” Mr. Flores, 30, told The Chronicle.

“I took over the business officially on January 1st, and the new restaurant has been our focus ever since.”…

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Aeon Nexus says it employs 14 in GF, so most of NY loan forgiven

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Six months after we first sought information on Aeon Nexus’s $145,000 loan/grant from Empire State Development (ESD) to renovate its 174 Glen Street (former Russell & Wait) building in Glens Falls, the state agency finally provided 63 documents totaling more than 150 pages.

Here’s what we know, based on the documents we received on April 20, and our previous reporting:

Aeon Nexus’s $145,000

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Milk & Honey’s friends to the rescue

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“We have an amazing community, absolutely,” says Ann Parrish of South Glens Falls. The proprietor of Milk and Honey gift and clothing boutique on Exchange Street in Glens Falls, should know.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December. It’s challenging enough to battle cancer. What do you do when you’re the sole proprietor, buyer, main staff member and guiding mind behind a small …

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