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Adirondack Harvest preps weeklong food and farm festival

Countywide farm booster Adirondack Harvest has planned a week of farm tours, outdoor meals and small business engagement

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Taste NY brings North Country flavor to rest of state

New York State's agriculture, beer and wine industries are thriving. A new state initiative aims to deliver these products directly onto kitchen tables.

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Senator Charles Schumer stumps in Saranac Lake for high-tech grant money

Funds would establish degree program at NCCC, fill in-demand jobs at local businesses

“Mechatronics” might be this fall’s local buzzword if North Country Community College locks in federal funds to establish a new degree program.

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Everything you need to know about the Essex County Fair

The Essex County Fair kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 13 in Westport. Click for the skinny on event highlights, local breweries and more.

Mountainside Christian names honor rolls

Mountainside Christian Academy announced its honor rolls for the final marking period of the 2013-14 school year:

Adirondack Community Action Programs to benefit from event

Thinking about running in a marathon this summer?

Honeybee Fund announces 2014 grant recipients throughout Adirondack region

The Honeybee Community Fund has awarded annual grants to the following 28 people, businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in Essex County.

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Where you can find local produce this summer

With small agriculture and local produce markets flourishing throughout the North Country, Adirondack Harvest has announced the location of region farmer’s markets for the 2014 season.

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Essex cattle farm offers job hopefuls Grade-A status — if they survive the chopping block

Despite the wealth of factors in favor of the Lewis Family Farm, owner Sandy Lewis is frustrated at the one commodity that has slipped through his grasp.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

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Ticonderoga farmers market preparing for summer

Vendor being sought for 2014 season

It’s not exactly growing season, but the Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market is seeking vendors for this summer.

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County task force says “neigh” to animal cruelty

An emerging group of lawmakers, civic organizations and grassroots activists want you to know that animal abuse doesn’t fly in Essex County.

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Area leaders to strategize composting of yard and food waste

While other counties in New York State regionalized their recycling and composting over the last two decades, Warren County abandoned the practice, leaving its individual towns to decide how to deal with the procedures. The result has been a widespread lack of lack of simple measures that could be earning towns revenue while providing soil-enrichment products for local citizens. A group of citizen activists now are urging towns so adopt practices that have proven to make money, while providing a valuable service for their residents.

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Schroon Lake man earns state honor

Farm Bureau cites Larry Phillips

A Schroon Lake man has been recognized by the New York State Farm Bureau. Larry Phillips received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award during the Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Syracuse recently.

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