Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Hyde Museum isn’t just closed; it’s barricaded

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Hyde Collection has installed a staggered series of 4,000-pound concrete barricades in front of the main entrance on Warren Street. Hyde CEO Norman Dascher said the museum added the new security measure when it closed in accordance with state coronavirus mandates.

“Do you like our new outdoor sculptures?,” Mr. Dascher joked when contacted by The Chronicle. Then he explained, “As soon as museums …

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In Fort Edward, drive-thru ice cream drew Sunday throng

Is there pent-up demand for people to get out and have fun? Sunday’s scene at Rookie’s Cookies & Creme in Fort Edward suggests a resounding yes. Open for drive-thru only, the non-stop line of cars wrapped entirely around the building, and were lined up in both directions on Broadway (U.S. Route 4) waiting to turn in. Across the street, Fort Hudson nursing home has been hard hit by Covid.

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Seeking Fort Hudson’s view

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

I gave Andy Cruikshank a call last week. He’s the CEO of Fort Hudson Health System. That’s a hard job. Especially now. Nursing homes are ground zero in the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide. Locally, nearly all the people dying are or were in nursing homes.

I wondered how Andy sees things. I wondered how he, the staff and the patients and residents are coping.

I talked …

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163 Taproom in Lake George, urges: Take free meals!, via customer donors

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Steph Kocher at 163 Taproom, located on Canada Street in Lake George Village, called to ask that The Chronicle help her urge people to come take her restaurant up on its free meals program “for anyone who needs.”

Ms. Kocher explained: Taproom customers are invited to donate $10 to purchase a meal to be received by someone in need. “I put a paper up …

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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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