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Alice Harris gift of 107 acres a boon to hiking up Potash Mtn.

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

As it is, 13 Hadley-Luzerne High School graduates each received $2,000 this year toward college expenses, courtesy of a $1-million bequest of Alice Harris, the long-time proprietor of Harris Grocery, who died at the age of 97 in 2007.

Now another gift from Mrs. Harris — of 107 acres in Lake Luzerne, has resulted in creation of the Harris Nature Preserve. Trails will be …

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Gordon goes gambling

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Flush with $100 in Chronicle cash, I went to the new Rivers Casino in Schenectady on Saturday morning.

I’m not a big casino guy, but I have been known to play a hand or two of blackjack. And after a smooth trip south with co-worker Ed “Fancy Pants” Deso in his sleek 2006 black Mercedes, I headed right for the gaming tables.

It was …

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Lake George Brewing: New thrust of former Davidson’s on Rt. 9, Qby.

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Lake George Brewing Company will be the new name of the former Davidson’s Brewery on Route 9 in Queensbury, south of The Great Escape.

It was purchased last year by Northern Eagle Beverages, an Oneonta beer distributor, which currently uses it to make and bottle Davidson’s various ales.

Separately, the original Davidson Brothers Brewery and Pub in downtown Glens Falls — still owned …

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Dave Strader sets return to broadcast booth with NHL’s Stars

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Dave Strader is getting back in the NHL broadcast booth.

The Glens Falls native and long-time hockey play-by-play man hopes to call five Dallas Stars home games in the next two weeks as he continues to fight bile duct cancer, diagnosed in June 2016.

“I’m doing well,” Strader said Monday morning in a phone interview. “I’ve responded pretty well to this last round of …

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LG island cabin auction on 2/22 draws interest

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The Lake George listing went up on the Zillow real estate website Tuesday:

The bold type said: “14 Mile Is[land]…4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 962 sq ft…For sale by owner $300,000.”

With that heading, interest was big and instantaneous — including at The Chronicle.

Willie Bea McDonald of McDonald Real Estate in Bolton Landing was the first Realtor cited by Zillow to “Get More Information.”

We …

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