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Stec, Little: new state budget has virtues, shortfalls

Legislators in the lower Adirondacks say the tax cuts and some of the appropriations in the 2014-15 budget are welcome, but taxpayers and businesses need substantial tax relief to for the area to have a vital, healthy economy.

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Adk. Brewery to expand, host distillery, tasting room and event space

John Carr's Adirondack Pub, and later his brewery won the hearts of Lake Georgians. Within months, people from all across the state were craving his beer and seeking out his tavern. Now he's planning to build a whiskey distillery and events space in Lake George that are sure to experience the same success.

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Ticonderoga credit union names director

David W. Baird has been appointed as a new volunteer director on the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union board of directors.

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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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Store plans to open in former Lowe’s in Ticonderoga

NCCC expansion proposal still alive

A national retailer is coming to Ticonderoga. Runnings, a privately-held chain based in Minnesota, plans to move into the former Lowe’s building on Wicker Street. The store is expected to open next spring.

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HCR Home Care expanding service

HCR Home Care, a nationally recognized provider of home health care services, has launched operations in Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties, following the New York State Department of Health’s recommendation.

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Free tax assistance available with AARP

Free 2013 income tax preparation is available through the AARP Tax-Aide program.

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Inter-Lakes suspends retirement contributions

Chief financial officer resigns amid cuts

Inter-Lakes Health officials claim the Ticonderoga health care facility has a viable future, despite continued retrenchment.

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Schroon Lake chamber hires executive director

Patrick Silver to start work April 14

The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce has hired an executive director with a background in the arts, business and law. Patrick Siler will be the chamber’s first executive director, starting the job April 14.

Vendors sought for Hague Arts Fair

Vendors of handcrafted items, local produce, breads and flowers are being solicited for the 41st annual Hague Arts Fair sponsored by the Hague-On-Lake-George Chamber of Commerce.

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Chamber Day to be marked in Ticonderoga

Plaque presentations, open house planned

Chamber Day will be celebrated in Ticonderoga. The fourth annual observance by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will feature the presentation of membership plaques and an open house Wednesday, April 2.

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Inter-Lakes to host chamber mixer March 20

Inter-Lakes Health will host the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, community leaders and the Ticonderoga community for an After Business Mixer Thursday, March 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Stefanik makes campaign rounds in Westport

Stefanik, who has worked in her family’s plywood business in Broadalbin, said their company has supplied materials for the Dick Sherman-led company for many years.

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ROOST chief exhorts lawmakers to look outward in promoting region

Jim McKenna, head of the office that spearheads tourism efforts for Essex and Hamilton counties, dazzled lawmakers from across the North Country on Thursday, Feb. 27 with a lively presentation that stressed the importance of tourism in growing the region’s economy and why local officials need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing their communities.

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AmeriCorps, Ticonderoga chamber join forces

June Curtis to work with TACC

An AmeriCorps worker has joined the staff of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. June Curtis will serve as community programs and special events coordinator for the chamber through AmeriCorps for the Adirondacks.