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Workshops to persuade innkeepers to feature local agricultural products

With a mission to boost the area economy and promote sustainable practices, various regional organizations are collaborating in a project to prompt hoteliers and innkeepers to feature locally-grown agricultural products.

The Bolton Bulletin

Family fun at Winter Warm-Up

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Budget committee discusses sale of fairgrounds

While plans for the 165th annual Essex County Fair are well into the works, the fate of future fairs may be up to the Essex County budget committee.

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Dudley names new food service director

Camp kitchen to focus on local foods

Dan Stromberg recently joined the staff in the new position.

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It’s home gardening time now

Every year as the days get a little longer, rural folks get the urge to browse through seed catalogs, visit their local garden centre and start planning for their vegetable gardens.

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Meet local farmers at this year’s Food from the Farm

Farm to Table will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Plattsburgh City Gym.

Essex County Sheriff’s Office Report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff's Office for the month of December:

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Lake Geo. Village amending sign regulations to boost off-season commerce

In recent decades, Lake George citizens have envisioned their village recapturing its character of many decades ago -- a community with year-round commercial vitality. Now, village officials say they are going to amend sign regulations to help achieve that vision.

Creating a College Culture Nationwide: Big Vision in a Small Town

Imagine this: You’re a 16-year-old high school student scraping by with a C average.

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The Delta Blue is bringing ‘smokey tastes’ and blues to Lake Placid

With the smell of barbecue in the air, fall off the bone smokey ribs on your plate and the smooth bass and drums pumping in your ears: it’s a melody for the senses. This is Wednesday night at Delta Blue. The Delta Blue, 2520 Main Street, was born from a style straight from the Mississipi Delta. It has brought some “Southern Hospitality” to the Adirondacks and hosts one of the only year-round venues for music in Lake Placid.

Exemption deadline set

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

Curb tobacco advertising

You can’t walk in to a store this time of year and not be bombarded with bright colors, large signs, and displays that impact your purchasing decisions.

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Farmers market ongoing throughout the winter

Summer is long gone in the North Country, but the Plattsburgh farmers market is still going strong.

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Mayor seeks input over zoning, high-rise hotels in Lake George

Responding to some recent controversy over public input on zoning, Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais has set up informal sessions to hear ideas from residents concerning future growth in the Village and opinions concerning a developer’s plans to construct a high-rise hotel in the commercial district.

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Suicide: There is always someone willing to listen

The holidays can be a heartwarming time of year, when family members come together to make lasting memories.