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Cuomo launches solar initiative

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced the launch of Community Solar NY, a new effort under the NY-Sun initiative to make implementing solar easier and more affordable for communities across the state.

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Local United Way seeks partner agencies

SEFA applications now available

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2015.

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Agriculture’s potential in Warren County to be topic of Warrensburg session

Agriculture and its potential renaissance in Warren County is the topic of a public meeting with interactive discussion set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Warrensburg Town Hall. Area Economic Development czar Ed Bartholomew is to be participating in the event.

Thurman Station Association announces occupancy tax funding

Thurman Station Association announces the upcoming availability of occupancy tax funding for Thurman events and projects geared to attract and entertain tourists from outside the region.

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IP grants $12 K to St. Mary’s School

Through its company-wide granting program, International Paper Ticonderoga Mill has given a big boost to the St. Mary’s School rebuilding fund.

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New identities mark new era in regional health care

New names for the four-hospital affiliation known as Fletcher Allen Partners, and its individual members, were made official last month in recognition that the partnership has become one organization focused on delivering academic medicine to the people of Vermont and northern New York more efficiently and as close to home as possible.

Town of Essex Proposed Zoning Law Revisons Available for Review

Proposed revisions to the Town of Essex Zoning Law are now posted on the Town’s web site (www.townofessex.us) under the section titled “Proposed Zoning and Planning.”

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Champlain Area Trails director Chris Maron wins award

Chris Maron, Executive Director of Champlain Area Trails (CATS) was honored by the New York State Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA) for outstanding environmental stewardship.

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Prizes, giveaways featured in Wbg.’s holiday shopping event

To retain the vitality of local shops and boost the Warrensburg community's ambiance, two organizations are collaborating on an event — featuring giveaways, discounts and incentives — that prompts people to shop locally.

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‘Shop Local’ event set for Bolton

Bolton stores are holding open houses and offering special incentives to entice shoppers to fulfill their gifting needs in town — which adds to the sustainability of the local economy and strengthens community connections

Thanksgiving closures announced

Town of Moriah and Village of Port Henry

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Natural Food Co-op to continue fundraising

After a back-and-forth on the future of the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op, organizers have decided there is enough interest to keep their push going into spring.

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Small Business Saturday returns to Ti

For the fifth year, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has joined in the nation-wide Small Business Saturday Program.

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Ticonderoga area turns out to support IP pipeline

Adirondack Council also backs proposed plan

While government leaders had already thrown their support behind the idea of a natural gas pipeline crossing Lake Champlain from Vermont to International Paper - Ticonderoga Mill, they received the backing of the largest environmental watchdog in the Adirondack Park.

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Chester board mulls insect control, water tank upgrades and budget issues

The town of Chester's water tank has a coating containing lead — but fortunately for public health, it's on the vessel's exterior. Dealing with this issue — as well as Bti-application contracts and budget issues — led to a lengthy town board meeting recently with a lot of decision-making.