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Central Lake Champlain destination master planning process comes to life

Four towns in the Central Champlain Valley have started working together to create a roadmap for sustainable tourism.

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NY21: Walking between the rows with Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf says strengthening regional food systems and growing infrastructure are the best ways to boost the district's agricultural industry.

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Local alpaca farm to compete in statewide event

Jay Mountain Alpacas will be among competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions at the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Oct. 25-26.

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Neglected barns pose vexing dilemma for town officials

A cluster of barns at the Baker Farm in Willsboro are stuck at the intersection of fiscal responsibility and historic preservation.

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Essex County Cheese Tour to highlight three small-scale local creameries

While big names like the Chateaugay-based MaCadam have put the North Country on the map when it comes to the dairy biz, three small-scale creameries have sprouted in Essex County within the past half-decade.

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Local food producer? NYS wants you

New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball encouraged companies that make food, drink, and other agricultural products in New York on Monday, Sept. 15 to consider exhibiting their products at the Taste NY Harvest Fest at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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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.

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Farm lands premier certification

The herd of dairy cows at the 112-acre North Country Creamery is now certified as Animal Welfare Approved.

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The Mushroom Forager leads hike to find delectable or deadly mushrooms

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a three-part mushroom identification workshop titled “Three Views of Black Kettle Trail” led by Ari Rockland-Miller, co-founder of The Mushroom Forager.

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From Edinburgh, with Love

A new fencepost-driving machine from Scotland has the potential to revolutionize local agriculture, says a local farmer.

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WCA gets greenlight for booze

The Whallonsburgh Grange will now serve alcohol after the Essex Town Board gave them their blessings on Thursday, June 26.

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