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How the country dog from Greenwich won the crown in NYC

By Gordon Woodworth & Mark Frost, Chronicle News Editor & Editor

Getting up at 4 a.m. and driving from Greenwich to New York City on Saturday, Feb. 13, proved well worth it for Wendy Cerilli and Holster, her six-year-old Australian Shepherd.

Holster won the Masters Agility Championship at the famed Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.

The agility competition, in its third year at Westminster, has each dog race …

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DEC proposes to allow smelt fishing in LG

By Dan Ladd, Chronicle Outdoors Editor

Once again the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a number of fishing regulations. Allowing anglers to once again harvest rainbow smelt in Lake George is one of them.

Those with fond memories of springtime “dipping” for smelt with nets in tributaries should not get too excited. The proposal would only allow anglers to jig for them during an established open …

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No ‘woe is me’ in Otto Miller

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Otto Miller, the 18-year-old Queensbury High grad paralyzed from the waist down in a fall from a third-story roof in Maryland, is now at the Shepherd Center spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.

And he’s nothing but upbeat — and inspirational to the people around him.

“I’m doing great!” Otto told The Chronicle via Facebook. “The rehab center is very nice. …

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Massie’s in SGF sold

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Chef and Queensbury grad Jonathan Greenwood has purchased Massie’s, the venerable Italian restaurant at 69 Main Street run by the Russo family since 1929.

“We’re giving it a little bit of a facelift now, and will reopen on Friday, Jan. 29, at 4:30 p.m., for dinner,” said Mr. Greenwood, 31, when interviewed on Tuesday morning.

“It will stay Massie’s,” Mr. Greenwood said. “It’s got …

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Hacksaw now does comedy

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Something new for Hacksaw Jim Duggan: The WWE pro wrestling Hall-of-Famer and Glens Falls High School football great is now touring with a one-man stand-up comedy show.

On February 2, Hacksaw — still “Moose” Duggan to locals who grew up with him in the 1960s and ’70s — opens his latest tour of the Northeast with a hometown show at Sweet Basil Comedy Club …

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