Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Return of the State Hoop Tourney!

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The New York State High School Boys’ Basketball Tournament returns to the Cool Insuring Arena, Friday to Sunday, March 18 to 20.

“The road to New York State basketball is right through Glens Falls,” says tournament director Arthur “Chip” Corlew, the athletic director of Glens Falls School. “We’re ready,”

It’s been a dry five years for Glens Falls. After 36 years as host — …

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SUNY Adk. adjusts to big enrollment drop

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Facing its lowest enrollment numbers since the 1980s, SUNY Adirondack is cutting positions, cutting costs, holding the line on tuition and doubling down on its efforts to serve the community, says its president Kristine Duffy.

“Enrollment was on a decline even before the pandemic,” Dr. Duffy said, “driven by declines in the birth rate in the region, full employment and then of course Covid.”…

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John Gunther, 73, created & ran Toy Works for 47 years; closes it down

By Zander Frost & Mark Frost, Chronicle Staff Writer & Editor

After 47 years, John Gunther has closed The Toy Works toy and houseware manufacturing business on Fiddler’s Elbow Road, in Middle Falls just west of Greenwich in Washington County.

Now 73, Mr. Gunther says, “I had a great job….I definitely enjoyed the creative side of it. I worked with some terrific artists and illustrators and designers.”

Printing, stuffing and …

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No wild weddings

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

New York State is easing its Covid wedding reception rules as of March 15 — allowing as many as 150 attendees or 50% of capacity, whichever is less — but don’t assume the party can be hearty.

The rules on dancing are many.

  • Attendees may dance with only members of their immediate party/household/family seated at their table.
  • Attendees must wear face coverings in their assigned

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Marathon Dance won’t be a dance this year; eye 3 ‘event’ options

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Much remains up in the air about the 2021 44th South High Marathon Dance (SHMD), but there is one certainty.

“One thing we know is there won’t be dancing. Covid precautions just don’t allow it. We are calling it an ‘event,’ not a ‘dance’,” art teacher Tom Myott tells The Chronicle.

Mr. Myott, math teacher Jody Sheldon and alumnus Dan Albert are SHMD’s long-time …

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