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Alcohol: Argyle gears up

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Businesses are wasting no time after Argyle voters on Nov. 5 overwhelmingly approved four initiatives to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the long-dry town.

The laws will take effect as soon as the election results are certified, says the State Liquor Authority’s Audrey Ruffinen.

Vote totals should be certified by the end of the month, says Washington County Deputy Democratic Elections Commissioner …

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Grant Cottage State Historic Site atop Mount McGregor in Wilton: It’s a must-see!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Ulysses S. Grant spent the final 36 days of his life at a cottage on top of a mountain, Mount McGregor, in Wilton between Saratoga Springs and South Glens Falls.

He was dying of throat cancer — and on a mission to finish volume two of his memoir, not just to detail for posterity how his Union Army won the Civil War but to provide …

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Next local craft beer: Northway

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

There’s a Lake George Brew House?

Yes, but: “We’ve had a bit of an identity crisis,” admits its manager, Bob Craven.

For the record, last year they produced about 4,000 barrels of craft beers, and it operates a large drop-in tasting and sales room, all in a converted cineplex on Route 9 in Queensbury, next to The Fun Spot.

But it’s been a name …

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Lexy Brooks, 18, is Whitehall’s valedictorian, vies in national ‘Young Woman’ contest in June

By Sandra Hutchinson, Chronicle Chief Operating Officer

Alexa Brooks of Whitehall has packed a lot of accomplishments into her 18 years.

She’s the valedictorian at Whitehall High School and will attend the Honors College at SUNY Albany next fall, majoring in human biology, with a minor in Spanish. Her career goal is to be a physician assistant, specializing in orthopedic surgery.

She has volunteered at Rutland Hospital since before her …

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Swam length of Lake George

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

David Dammerman swam the 32-mile length of Lake George, north to south, in what is thought to be record time this past weekend as a lead-up to the Lake George Marathon Swim planned for Sept. 17-18.

“It was certainly by far the hardest swim I’ve ever undertaken,” the 47-year-old from Saratoga told The Chronicle. He’s an experienced distance swimmer, including having swum the Engish …

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