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Update 11/14/16: Assemblyman Dan Stec ran against Green Party candidate Robin Barkenhagen. WAMC erroneously reported Stec ran unopposed. The original audio file remains posted to this story.

In 2014, Republican Elise Stefanik became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Two years later, at age 32, she is the youngest woman reelected.

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Two Capital Region news outlets are suing the City of Glens Falls over the non-release of personnel documents.

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When driving into downtown Glens Falls, it’s hard to miss the new residential and commercial buildings under construction. In the shadow of a multi-story mixed use building that is nearing completion, is what was once the center of downtown nightlife.

  Marc Summers is an icon of a generation. You may know him from his time hosting Nickelodeon’s Double Dare and Food Network’s Unwrapped, or as the Producer of hits like Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible, but through his new show at the Adirondack Theatre Festival, you get the chance to meet the real Marc Summers – a man who’s led a fascinating life of fame and frustration.

Everything In Its Place: The Life & Slimes Of Marc Summers is a guided tour through Marc’s life, from an early obsession with magic to his notable television career to his appearance on Oprah announcing his ongoing battle with OCD. Marc stars in this tell-all about his life, his disorder, and taking the physical challenge.

The show opens August 10th through the 13th and we are joined by the man himself, Marc Summers and the Director of the show and Producing Artistic Director of ATF – Chad Rabinovitz.

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At the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, users of the 518 area code were asked a tough question: because the combination of seven-digit numbers is running out, given the growing ubiquity of mobile phones, how would you like to see a new area code incorporated?

The EPA awarded the city of Glens Falls $200,000 to help those with long-term unemployment train for careers in environmental fields.

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The landmark Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls is back under local ownership. Built in the 1920s, the Queensbury has hosted guests from Billy Joel to Ozzy Osbourne.

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After some recent confusion, Glens Falls mayor “Jack” Diamond will remain in office until the end of his term. And for the next year and a half, the Democrat says he plans to continue working to bring more business downtown.

Saturday from 4-8, the Queensbury Hotel will host the Glens Falls Brewfest – a local beer event with proceeds going to support The Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.

Here to tell us more are Heather Carroll, Managing Director of Adirondack Theatre Festival and Jeanne Williams – Executive Director of the Feeder Canal Alliance. 

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The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is about to undergo a new round of renovations.  The museum, which is experiencing a renewed interest on the heels of some recent major exhibits, is focused on improving the “visitor experience.”

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The Glens Falls Civic Center has been awarded $2 million in state funding to make major improvements to its aging facilities.

  The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY opened two new exhibitions this month, Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, and 60 from the 60s: Selections from the George Eastman Museum.

The Rockwell show features 21 illustrations and original magazine covers by Rockwell, the Eastman show features photographs – both explore the turbulent decade that marked the generational changes in America during the 1960s.

Erin Coe is the Director of The Hyde Collection.

  In his remarkable novel, Tod Wodicka, author of All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well, has crafted a story of a most curious friendship.

The Household Spirit is poignant, big-hearted, and often very humorous novel about two unique individuals unceremoniously thrown together. It is a story about how little we know the people we see every day - and of the unexpected capabilities of the human heart.

Tod Wodicka was born in Glens Falls, New York and now lives in Berlin.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament will be leaving Glens Falls for Binghamton in 2017 after more than three decades at the Civic Center. The city is losing one of its busiest weekends of the year.

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For more than 30 years, the Glens Falls Civic Center has been the home of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament. Now, during the bidding process to keep the tournament for another three years, officials in the Warren County city are trying to keep the tournament from moving.

A paper mill in Warren County is celebrating its 150th birthday with a state-of-the-art upgrade.

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Authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a Glens Falls parking lot Wednesday morning.

  The Lower Adirondack Arts Council – better known as LARAC – will be holding their 43rd annual June Arts Festival this coming weekend in Downtown Glens Falls.

The Festival is one of the premier summer events in the southern Adirondack Region, drawing crowds of 20,000. It features about 200 exhibitors offering shoppers a variety of products such as jewelry, home items, food items, fine art, textiles, garden decorations, and more. The Festival takes place rain or shine, in Downtown Glens Falls’ City Park.

The festival also includes not for profit booths, arts demonstrations, children’s activities, food concessions, and live entertainment by local musicians.

To tell us more we welcome: Phil Casabona - Festivals and Shop Coordinator, Jenny Hutchinson - Gallery Curator and Program Coordinator and Ellen Butz – LARAC’s Executive Director.

  

  Based in Glens Falls, NY, the Adirondack Theatre Festival strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays -- since its first season in 1995, ATF has produced 19 world premieres.

This summer productions include Kalamazoo, The Uncivil War, Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical, a Backstage Series reading of The Banana Tree by Dan Castellaneta & Deb Lacusta – and more!

Here to tell us all about it is ATF’s new Producing Artistic Director – Chad Rabinovitz.

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The Glens Falls Civic Center, now three months under new management, is in the process of cutting costs and raising revenues.

Glens Falls Brewfest

Mar 27, 2015

    It’s been … oh, about a month since we talked about craft and local beer here on The Roundtable. Let’s fix that now and mix it with talking about another thing we love: theater.

Tomorrow from 4-8 the Queensbury Hotel will host the Glens Falls Brewfest – a local beer event with proceeds going to support The Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.

Here to tell us more are Heather Carroll, Managing Director of Adirondack Theatre Festival and Bill Mason, one of the organizers for the Glens Falls Brew Fest.

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The Director of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is stepping down from his post in May. Charles Guerin, who is moving to a new position in Delware, guided the small museum and helped secure significant additions to its permanent collection. 

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The mayor of Glens Falls is hoping to see the Glens Falls Civic Center reopened by Tuesday.

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At the beginning of what is usually the busiest time of year for the Glens Falls Civic Center, events are on hold as officials work to repair damage caused by winter weather.

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Glens Falls is losing its professional hockey team after only one season. But there is a silver lining — another team will skate at the City Center next fall.

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It could be one and done for the new hockey team in Glens Falls. The future of the Adirondack Flames is in question, as a pending deal with the American Hockey League could move the club to the West Coast after only one season at the Civic Center.

Glens Falls is used to saying goodbye to hockey teams by now, but it was only eight months ago that officials announced the Adirondack Flames would bring American League Hockey back to the Civic Center…

“Welcome to the three-peat AHL city, Glens Falls, New York!”

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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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     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.

8/19/14 Panel

Aug 19, 2014

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

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

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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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