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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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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.

Agri exemption class offered

The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District will be assisting agricultural landowners with completion of Soil Group worksheets for agricultural exemption.

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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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Migrant workers topic of library lecture

Ever wonder who picks the apples we purchase in our grocery stories or at the various orchard farms stands that dot our region? More often than not migrant workers - immigrant migrant workers - pick them, people whose lives can be experienced in the brilliant award-winning documentary “After I Pick the Fruit,” that will be screened at the Keene Valley Public Library on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

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Strawberry festival honored with Heritage Award

The Wadhams Strawberry Festival, held on Father’s Day each year, was honored with the North Country Heritage Award by the Canton-based organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).

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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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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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County takes ownership of seized horses

Ownership of the 41 horses seized from an Essex Farm now lies with Essex County after the owner failed to produce a $43,890 bond for their care while the criminal investigation continues.

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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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Thanks-For-Giving offered at Ali-Jacks restaurant

A dinner was held at Ali-Jacks restaurant at the Magic Pines Campground Sept. 13 to thank volunteers for helping with Barbara and Mike Marty's personal property.

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Juneberry being researched at CCE Willsboro farm

Northern New York is getting on the Juneberry super fruit bandwagon. With funding from the farmer-led Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, one of the largest Juneberry research nurseries will be established at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro.

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Hog Harvest seminar set at Ward Lumber

Ward Lumber is hosting a Hog Harvest Seminar for anyone who is interested in learning to harvest their own swine.

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Parker Family Farm opens for maple season preview and production expo

Parker Family Maple Farm will host an open house for maple producers large and small as well as open up the farm for retail customers to visit and watch how maple syrup is made.

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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.