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Clinton County Fair starts today

Today, the smell of hot sausage, sounds of amusement-ride screams and the mind control of a master hypnotist will settle into Clinton County.

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Essex County Fair preparations under way

As new attractions and events get added to the program, the Essex County Fair wants everyone to get in on the action.

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New L.G. town hall garden to curb stormwater, serve as ‘green’ model

Whe Lake George Association and the Lake George Town Board collaborate on planting a demonstration garden at the town hall, after installing drywells to manage stormwater from the property.

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Leek moths found in Essex County

A new invasive species may have found its way to Essex County.

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Rebecca’s Florist & Country Store is flourishing

Warrensburg floral shop named 'Business of 2012'

Rebecca Witz Swan's floral and furnishings store was launched in an uncertain economy, yet it has met with considerable success in two short years. It shows was can happen when an entrepreneur follows a solid business plan, has expertise in their field, and puts a lot of hard work into their enterprise.

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Plant mystifies the gardener

Garden Corner

I have been mystified by a plant in my garden.

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Tips from the Ski Bowl Garden

Garden Corner

The Ski Bowl Garden is already giving us beauty!

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Community Garden to support growth

Plots available to community members

Taking steps forward to make Elizabethtown a more healthy community, the town will be providing plots of land for a community garden.

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Chestertown to host its own farmers’ market

By launching a new farmer's market in Chestertown, the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance hopes to attract people to town this summer and boost local commerce — as well as help provide fresh, top-quality homegrown vegetables and other goods for families in norther Warren County.

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HEAP cuts make heating more difficult

Clinton County using more local dollars to help low-income households

Clinton County officials are dealing with major funding cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by using more local dollars to make sure families stay warm this winter.

The Housing Assistance Program of Essex County benefits from funding

The Housing Assistance Program of Essex County (HAPEC) along with the towns of Lewis and Willsboro were the recipients of awards through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

Trashing rechargeable batteries now illegal in NY

On Monday, Dec. 5 it became illegal in New York state to throw rechargeable batteries in the garbage.

Mailboxes your problem

When the snow piles and plows barrel through sending tons of hard wet snow to the same shoulder of the road your dolphin mailbox used to sit, that crumpled up box with the utility bill trapped inside could now be the homeowner’s problem to replace.

Checking off fall garden chores

North Country Gardening

Even though we have been enjoying some beautiful weather over the past few weeks, we know that colder weather is just around the corner.

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Volunteers build home for local couple

Ethel Beaty stood in front of her soon-to-be home Friday, Nov. 11 and wept tears of joy as she watched 65 or so volunteers hammer on shingles, cut boards, haul sand, paint walls and hang drywall.