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Area leaders ask Sen. Gillibrand for help in boosting economic growth

In a meetup with area leaders, U.S. Sen. Gillibrand is asked to help lure a new hockey team to Glens Falls, to commit more federal funds toward local infrastructure repair and expansion, and to assist Glens Falls Hospital with its financial shortfalls. Gillibrand, in turn, talked of new funding sources for small businesses and revealed she saw her first rock concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

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Curtis Lumber set for PetAPalooza

Curtis Lumber will host their fifth annual pet adoption day Saturday, June 14, across select retail stores located throughout New York and Vermont.

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Rulfs named to development position

Jon Rulfs, co-owner of Adirondack Farms in Peru, NY, has been named as a Co-Chair of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, a farmer-driven research and technical assistance program serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

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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.

Northern NY soybean production increasing significantly

Soybean production in Northern NY has increased significantly in the last 5 years: from approximately 5,000 acres in 2007 to approximately 14,000 acres grown in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties in 2012.

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Stec, Little: new state budget has virtues, shortfalls

Legislators in the lower Adirondacks say the tax cuts and some of the appropriations in the 2014-15 budget are welcome, but taxpayers and businesses need substantial tax relief to for the area to have a vital, healthy economy.

NYS Farm research projects under way in 2014

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has announced 27 farm research projects under way in 2014.

First Weekends lays out plans for April’s First Weekend

First Weekends is ready for the 2014 season!

United Way announces board

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. held its Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 8, at the American Legion Post #20 on the Quarry Road in Plattsburgh.

Local business expands from pallets to pellets

Opening the lid of a grill, spatula in hand, Colleen Lemza served apple-maple smoked buttered chicken to her hungry family.

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Dr. Kjell Dahlen named Irishperson of the year

It took 56 attempts, but the Royal Order of the Blarney Stone finally chose an Irishperson of the year who has actually lived in Ireland.

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HCR Home Care expanding service

HCR Home Care, a nationally recognized provider of home health care services, has launched operations in Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties, following the New York State Department of Health’s recommendation.

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Adirondack Park Agency reschedules Hurricane, St. Regis Fire Tower UMP hearings

Due to the winter storm, the Adirondack Park Agency rescheduled the State Land Master Plan (SLMP)Public Hearing for the Hurricane and St. Regis Fire Tower UMPs previously scheduled for March 12 to April 2.

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Stefanik makes campaign rounds in Westport

Stefanik, who has worked in her family’s plywood business in Broadalbin, said their company has supplied materials for the Dick Sherman-led company for many years.

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Clinton Community College welcomes new Board of Directors chair

The Clinton Community College Foundation welcomes Erin M. Hynes, a prominent local economic developer, as Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors for the next two years.