The History Beat: From 1972: Tri-County New World Singers lend their voices | Local


MAURY THOMPSON Special for The Post-Star

From The post-star in 1972:

The Glens Falls area was not isolated from the acoustic music scene of the early 1970s.

The Tri-County New World Singers performed in the area, including at a benefit concert at Queensbury High School on January 17, 1972, to raise funds for the school’s Spanish club’s upcoming trip to a country. Spanish speaking yet to be determined. .

The ensemble, created in early 1971, at one point numbered as many as 33 members.

The group, made up of students from Adirondack Community College and high schools in Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and South Glens Falls, have performed at churches, cafes and community events in the upstate of New York and Vermont.

Weather: “Winds gusting up to 45 mph yesterday caused scattered incidents of power outages across the area and yesterday toppled a residential trailer that was being towed down the Northway at South Glens Falls.” – January 26

People also read …

Battle of the Bands: Joe Pezzulo of radio station WBZA was to be the emcee at the March of Dimes Battle of the Bands the following evening at Fort Edward High School. The competing teen rock groups were: Blue Breakdown of Hudson Falls, Crystal Haze of Glens Falls, General Consensus of Queensbury, Just Us of Argyle, National Man of several local communities, Shawnee Express of Hudson Falls, Truck Farm of Salem and The Salem’s Night Watch. – January 26

Speaker: Donna Stone, a student at Fort Edward High School, won the American Legion Speaking Contest in Washington County. – January 14

Sports celebrity: “Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles Arrives in Glens Falls” to speak on January 29 at the annual Knights of Columbus Sports Banquet in Glens Falls. – January 18

Toastmasters: Twenty founding members of Toastmasters Hometown USA, a new local chapter of Toastmasters, were to attend the club’s first officers’ installation banquet that evening at the Red Coach Grill in Queensbury. Jack Oranch was to be installed as the club’s first president. – January the 21st

Sport Information: Noeline Plummer received the Davies Cup, “symbol of the supremacy of women’s golf”, at the Tee-Bird Country Club in Moreau. – January 19

Editorial: “Why all the fuss? Why, in short, should there not be female referees? At first glance, we can’t think of a single good reason, assuming the woman in question knows the game and can cut the mustard. – from a Jan. 27 editorial supporting the case of Bernice Gera, who pursued professional baseball, saying she was rejected from the umpire job because of her gender, not because, as officials claimed of baseball, she was under the minimum weight and over the maximum age for a starting umpire.

Sport Information: Ed Grant of Glens Falls was the manager of the US bobsleigh team at the Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. – January 19

Quote: “It seems every time lawmakers come together to redesign electoral districts, the specter of Massachusetts Governor Gerry lurks. You’ve probably heard of Governor Gerry. It was during his tenure in the early 19th century that the word “gerrymandering” was coined, meaning to carve out electoral districts while being guided by political motives. – January 22

Maury Thompson was a Post star reporter for 21 years before retiring in 2017. He is now a freelance writer and documentary film producer who regularly searches historical newspapers in the region.


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