Glens Falls

New York News
12:43 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Tax Overhaul Would Shift $250,000 To Support Glens Falls Civic Center

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A plan to use tax dollars to support the Glens Falls Civic Center is a topic of debate in Warren County.

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The Roundtable
10:20 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Credit Paul Gallo

     In the early 1970's Warren County’s tourism and publicity office was looking for an idea for an event which would bring visitors to the region after Labor Day. At that time, there were relatively few hot air balloons in the nation. One such balloonist, John Marsden from Manchester, VT shared photos of his balloon with some visionary Glens Falls residents, including Walter Grishkot, and the Adirondack Balloon Festival was born shortly thereafter.

This year's Adirondack Balloon Festival launches today and runs through this weekend. We learn more about it from Mark Donahue, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the festival.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

8/19/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Jim Jeffords Dies at 80
Glens Falls Civic Center
Mail carriers at risk
The Cost of Raising A Child

New York News
4:13 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

No Bids For Civic Center

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City officials had hoped the Glens Falls Civic Center would be sold,  but it did not happen Monday.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Glens Falls Prepares For Civic Center Auction

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On Monday, the City of Glens Falls will place its publicly owned arena up for auction. While some in the city are looking for a sale, others are hoping to keep the ownership of the Glens Falls Civic Center within the community.

With a $1.5 million price tag, the Glens Falls Civic Center will be put up for auction Monday morning. The Civic Center, owned by the city since its construction in the 1970s, has been a drain on the city’s finances in recent years.

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New York News
3:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

DiNapoli: Civic Center Burden On Glens Falls

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was joined by local officials in Glens Falls today to unveil a new report that shows looming fiscal stress on the upstate city.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Community Mourns Loss Of Local Theater Legend

The Glens Falls region is remembering the life of William "Bill" Woodward, an active member of the community who was at the core of performing arts scene for decades.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

EPA Grant Will Help Assess Brownfields In Glens Falls Region

Earlier this week, the Glens Falls Common Council accepted terms as a lead agency on a federal grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help communities assess contaminated lands for redevelopment.

The $600,000 Regional Risk Assessment grant is aimed at assessing brownfield sites affected by hazardous materials or petroleum. Glens Falls joins South Glens Fall, Moreau, Corinth, Hadley, and Chester in this effort.

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New York News
4:57 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Glens Falls Seeks Sale Of Civic Center

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Officials in Glens Falls have announced plans to sell the longtime city-owned arena.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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  Glens Falls has a new hockey team coming to town.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the small city is thrilled to host the Calgary affiliate.