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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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Mt. McGregor: 76 employees, zero inmates

By Gordon Woodworth

No prisoners remain at Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, but 76 staff members still work there around the clock, The Chronicle has learned.

The medium-security prison is due to close on July 26, one of four prisons statewide being shuttered to save money and respond to the declining number of inmates.

As of Monday, April 28, “there were 76 staff members and no inmates,” confirmed a …

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