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Local startup investment group seeks entrepreneurs

Good news for local entrepreneurs with big ideas and empty wallets: A group of North Country investors wants to fund your startup biz.

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Local food and connections highlight the St. Regis Café

Locally available food shapes menu at Paul Smith's College

The St. Regis Café, a student- and faculty-run restaurant at Paul Smith's College, works with area farmers to shape a week-to-week, sustainable menu.

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As they turn 100, Grange moves forward while keeping eye on past

The Whallonsburg Grange in Essex is preparing a series of summer events to celebrate their centennial year that celebrate the past while also looking towards the future.

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County fair rolls out schedule

This year’s installment of the Essex County Fair is slated for Aug. 12-16.

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Initiatives aim to broaden access to fresh summer produce

As crops ripen in fields across Essex County, public officials want you to know that eating healthy can be both accessible and affordable.

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Upcoming Essex vineyard aims to meld wildlife, agriculture

A local vineyard and wildlife rehabilitation center have teamed up in a pilot project to test the waters of increased cooperation between the agriculture and wildlife fields.

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California couple brings taste of Mexico to Essex County

Meet the folks behind Poco Más Tacos, the taco truck that has been quietly bringing a taste of Mexico to Essex County throughout the spring.

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Barn dances bind communities, say participants

The Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm will host a spring barn dance, their eighth, next weekend. Participants say it’s a great way to strengthen ties in the farming community.

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Local farmers galvanized by new grant program

 A trio of local farms are pumped after receiving news that they’ve landed some $90,000 in state funds to support the growth of new farmers.

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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

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Making progress on sustainable tourism, one roundtable at a time

For the past six months, a core group of volunteers in the Central Champlain Valley have been tasked with assembling blueprints for sustainable tourism.

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Champlain Valley Milling finds new home in Willsboro Commerce Park

Champlain Valley Milling will move to Willsboro this summer, announced the company earlier this week, a decision that ultimately came down to affordability and zoning.

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Essex County sets benchmarks for weight loss, disease reduction

Owing to troubling obesity rates, Essex County is focusing on weight loss and chronic disease prevention as two priority public health projects for this year.

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Weird weather a nailbiter for local farmers

Conventional wisdom says it has been a brutal winter here in the North Country. How has this affected local farmers?

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Ward Lumber in Jay to host two-part meat bird seminar

Ward Lumber is hosting a two-part seminar, Meat Bird 101 & 102, for anyone who is interested in raising meat birds.