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Jay receives housing block grant

The Town of Jay is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant.

Habitat for Humanity house available

The Champlain Valley Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for families interested in owning a Habitat house.

Housing group receives grant

Willsboro Senior Housing, Corp. has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Special and Urgent Needs Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust.

Brush dump to open

The Elizabethtown Town Board has set the following dates for opening the Brush Dump for spring yard cleanup.

Curbside giveaway set for Lake George

Local citizens are warned that their residential landscape may look less than tidy this Saturday and Sunday — but they shouldn’t worry, as it’s only temporary.

Garden grant funding available

The Essex County Adirondack Garden Club is accepting applications for the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund.

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HAPEC, NeighborWorks complete housing study

The Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc., announced the results of new research on the effectiveness of NeighborWorks pre-purchase housing counseling and education.

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Seedling sale set in Essex County

The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District is now holding its annual seedling sale.

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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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Lake George family starts unique StoriedBoards business

A Lake George father and his two sons are breathing new life into old dilapidated barns in the Northeast, resurrecting both the wood — and the long-gone men who built them.

Grants to help rehab homes in Au Sable Forks received

Town of Jay Supervisor Randall Douglas recently announced that the town has been awarded a $400,000 New York State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

County allocating emergency food, shelter funding

Essex County is in the allocation process for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

Ticonderoga home burns

Fire destroyed a home off Route 74 in Ticonderoga Feb. 3.

Deadline approaching for property tax discounts

Applications for property tax discounts — also known as exemptions — have to be filed by March 1 in order for a property owner to be eligible for tax reductions in the 2013-2014 tax year.

Fort Ticonderoga to host garden program

Garden & landscape symposium scheduled for April 13

The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will present the second annual “Garden & Landscape Symposium: Enhancing Life through Gardening” on Saturday, April 13.