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How 3 local golf courses are proceeding

By Sandra Hutchinson, Chronicle Chief Operating Officer

New York State’s Empire Development Corporation on Saturday re-authorized golf courses to open, with limitations.

Here’s what three local courses told us.

Glens Falls Country Club

Tom Haggerty, the golf pro at Glens Falls Country Club, says the course is open for play, walking only, to members.

He notes that as the only local private golf club, it has a financial advantage, since …

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No hugs for Betty: ‘Nobody wants to kill grandma’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

“I find it very difficult,” says New York State Senator Betty Little about coping with the coronavirus crisis and living with the stay-at-home mandate.

At the age of 79, she has a large family — including 18 grandchildren; seven live locally — but there’s no comforting embrace.

“My grandchildren don’t want to come close to me,” she says.

“They have a hug signal. Nobody wants …

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Boating & golf get NYS limited OK

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

New York State golf courses can open, marinas can operate, and recreational boating is now officially allowed, after New York’s Empire State Development altered its rules Saturday.

Many restrictions still apply.

Airway Meadows Golf Club in Gansevoort opened on Saturday, said Joan Heber, who owns and operates the course with her husband James. She said it has been “very challenging and exhausting.” Golfers must call …

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Carrie Woerner: Planning for what’s next…

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“All coronavirus impact, all the time” is how Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner describes her work since the budget was passed. “Principally it’s about untangling the web at the Department of Labor, helping to get people Unemployment, interpreting the guidance for essential business,” says the Democrat whose 113th District covers parts of Washington and Saratoga Counties.

Things are “getting better” with unemployment claims, she says, but …

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Kelly Casey of Glens Falls, a nurse on NYC frontline

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Kelly Casey, Glens Falls High School Class of 1996, is a traveling nurse currently working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Contracted to work in the ICU of the cancer treatment hospital this winter, instead she found herself in the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

“I’m not the front lines,” Ms. Casey says. “I am the …

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