Thursday, August 6, 2020

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LeRoux boomed at Mother’s Day reopening; plans outdoor seating

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Bistro LeRoux reopened on Mother’s Day, after a coronavirus hiatus, and sold out of 280 dinners, distributed curbside.

“We could have sold 400,” says chef Jacob Guay, who operates the 10-year-old restaurant with his wife Tiffany.

“We just couldn’t handle it in the kitchen. We turned away 150.”

“We’ll be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 8 p.m.,” now, he says.

“It’s …

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NYS now allows some golf use of motorized carts

By Sandra Hutchinson, Chronicle Chief Operating Officer

New York State on May 6 issues revised guidelines that now allow for some use of motorized golf carts.

The New York State Club Association sought the clarification.

It reads, “If an individual is seeking a reasonable accommodation in the form of a motorized golf cart and the private operator is permitting individuals who are members of the public access to the course, …

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Carrie Woerner: Start racing at Belmont (then in Saratoga)

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

New York Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow thoroughbred racing to begin at Belmont Park, without fans in the stands, as a prelude to saving the Saratoga racing season due to start on July 16.

“We want to get that started there, in hopes it makes the shift to Saratoga much more feasible,” Ms. Woerner told The Chronicle.

“They have …

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Shirt Factory’s Food Truck Corrals return; big changes

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: The Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral returns to the Shirt Factory on Lawrence and Cooper Streets in Glens Falls on May 21 — though with significant changes due to Social Distancing protocols, says organizer and Shirt Factory owner Eric Unkauf.

Hours are 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Again there will be food truck vendors offering dinners, sweets, baked goods, farmers’ market items and more. …

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Glens Falls Mayor Hall’s grandson George, 2, has leukemia; community rallies

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Glens Falls family is dealing with the equally frightening specter of childhood cancer.

George Hall, the 23-month-old son of Kevin and Sarah Hall, was diagnosed with leukemia last month.

He started his first round of chemotherapy at Albany Medical Center two weeks ago — and is doing “really well, as good as anybody can ask him to,” says Sarah.…

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