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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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North Hudson seeks Frontier Town lands from county

The idea to forgive $16,933.01 in back property taxes and turn a portion of the former Frontier Town land to North Hudson was first presented in committee meetings Nov. 18, with discussion continuing during the Nov. 25 Ways and Means Committee meeting.

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Open house set Nov. 9 to view county horses

The horses, taken from the Wing and a Prayer Farm in Essex Sept. 18 through 20 after an investigation, led to charges against owner Shelley Wing and daughter, Emily, on counts of animal cruelty. On Oct. 9, the horses were deemed to be property of the county after Wing was unable to pay a bond for their care.

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Sherman Free Library seeking support

Fund-raising campaign now under way

Moriah residents are being asked to support their local library. The Sherman Free Library, located at 20 Church St. in Port Henry, is in the midst of its annual fund raising campaign.

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Homegrown products shown at ‘Farm Aid’ concert & expo

Area farmers committed to providing fresh, natural food to local residents were represented in Adirondack Harvest's display at the nationally renowned Farm Aid event in Saratoga Springs.

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Horse responsibilities debated by Essex County board

Taking care of 26 horses can be an expensive proposition, one that members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated during its Oct. 7 regular board meeting.

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Essex woman charged for neglecting 41 horses

Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, 41 malnourished horses have been seized and their owner, Shelley Wing of Essex, has been charged with 41 counts of failing to provide sustenance for them.

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Paul Smith’s hunting policy not changing

Paul Smith’s College will continue to allow students to hunt on college owned land.

“There’s nothing in the SAFE Act that prevents a college from allowing a student to store a firearm on a campus,” said Phil Fiacco, Director of Campus Safety at Paul Smith’s.

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The Lake Champlain Valley: America’s new wine country

Rugged grape varieties yield award-winning wines in New York & Vermont

You may not know it yet, but the Lake Champlain Valley region of New York and Vermont is North America’s newest, fastest growing artisan grape-growing and wine-making region.

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Local authors visit Etown Farmer’s Market

Authors from around the North Country were at the Elizabethtown Farmer’s Market July 12, celebrating the first local authors day at the site.

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Pageant caps day two of Essex Co. fair

While rain made its first appearance at the 165th Essex County Fair Aug. 1, it did not dampen the spirits of some of the fairs youngest competitors.

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