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In Lake George, Keith Hanchett will challenge Dennis Dickinson

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Keith Hanchett said he’ll challenge incumbent Dennis Dickinson for Lake George town supervisor in a Republican primary on Sept. 10.

Mr. Hanchett, 67, said this is his first run for elected office, but “I’ve been in zoning and planning for 18 years,” first on the town zoning board of appeals and then the planning board, including time as chairman of both.

He said, “It …

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When Diane Struble swam Lake George

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

How many of you still remember Diane Struble?

In August 1958, the 25-year-old single mother of three young girls became the first person to swim the length of Lake George. It caused a sensation that drew thousands and landed her on national TV.

Nearly 60 years later, the Lake George Historical Association commemorates the feat with a new exhibit at its museum at 290 …

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‘Trekonderoga’ gathering set in Ti

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“Trekonderoga” — a new convention for Star Trek fans — is set for Labor Day weekend in Ticonderoga.

Organizers say it will feature an A-list line-up of Star Trek writers and actors, including Sally Kellerman, tours of exact replicas of original Desilu Studio Star Trek sets, screenings of early episodes and of New Voyages “fan films” created in Ticonderoga, and workshops in filmmaking, costumes …

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Lyme disease forum Saturday at SUNY Adk., 9 a.m. to noon

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

A big crowd is expected for a Lyme disease forum this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon in the SUNY Adirondack Theater on Bay Road in Queensbury.

“Given the number of phone calls we have gotten and the number of people who have commented on Facebook and wanted more information, I think there’s going to be a lot of people here Saturday …

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Two new books of note by local grads

Johannah Davies Spero of LG & Marika McCoola of GF

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Two native writers — Johannah Davies Spero, Lake George Class of 1991, and Marika McCoola, Glens Falls Class of 2005, have new books targeted at Young Adult readers and presented by professional publishers coming out, this week and next. Here’s a look at what’s to come.

Johannah Spero: ‘Forte’

Johannah Davies Spero, the Lake …

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