Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Fort Salem Theatre in new hands: Kyle & Jared West

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Kyle and Jared West have bought Fort Salem Theatre from Jay and Lynne Kerr.

“They have great youth and energy,” Mr. Kerr said. He said it was a whirlwind sale, executed in under 30 days.

Kyle, who will be the Executive and Artistic Director, told The Chronicle in an email interview, “In all honesty, I found the theatre listing on a Monday, traveled to …

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Sam’s Diner raises record $61,500 for Operation Santa

Chronicle News Editor Gordon Woodworth writes:

Sam’s Diner on Dix Avenue in Glens Falls raised a record $61,500 — up from $38,600 last year — in its “Small Business Challenge” for Operation Santa.

Sam’s Diner owner Pete Brock said the $61,500 will provide coats, hats and mittens for 1,118 kids.

He said Operation Santa has personal meaning for him because years ago “I was one of those kids. I got …

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Catching up with Delaney

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

When Queensbury grad Delaney Silvernell takes the stage at the Times Union Center on Friday night, June 28, it’ll be a heady moment.

“It’s my childhood dream venue,” Delaney told The Chronicle on Monday afternoon, speaking by phone from her home in Los Angeles.

She’d delayed the interview because she was called in to her regular gig — behind the counter at a pizza …

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Who’s squeezed most by tax-exempt property in their town?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

At the end of the Jan. 16th Warren County Board of Supervisors workshop on sales tax distribution, Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said his town budget is stressed partly because of its $20-million in tax-exempt property — from the county fish hatchery and DPW facilities to the Countryside Adult Home and Hudson Headwaters’ $11-million health center.

Glens Falls Ward 3 supervisor Claudia Braymer replied that …

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Dunham’s Bay Marina sold to O’Haras, who have Freedom Boat Club biz

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Matt and Rebecca O’Hara, who for the past three years have operated a Freedom Boat Club franchise at Beckley’s boats at Diamond Point on Lake George, now are buying their own marina, Dunham’s Bay, on the southeast shore.

Karen Howard, who has operated Dunham’s Bay since 1972, told The Chronicle that the sale closing is set for Thursday, Oct. 11. The price was not disclosed.…

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