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Will it be a ‘White Space’ Christmas in Thurman?

A large number of households in Thurman, among the relatively few in the nation that don't now have broadband access, will soon be able to connect with the Internet and other digital resources due to their nationally acclaimed 'white space' system that will be operational in a week or two.

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Common Ground Alliance issues updated Blueprint for the Blue Line

The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released the updated Blueprint for the Blue Line, a set of legislative priorities for the Adirondack Park for 2015 and beyond.

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Branding produce, collaboration, food processors envisioned to boost farming in Adks.

For the past 80 years, agriculture has been virtually dormant in the southern Adirondacks. Recently, with the interest in building a sustainable economy and consuming fresh local high-quality foods, farming in the area has re-emerged. Making a living in agriculture here, however, has been a formidable challenge — and ideas are now being shared on how to do it.

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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.

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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

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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.

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‘Woofstock 2015’ plans progressing

'Peace, Paws, and Music’ fest in Chester

A new event in northern Warren County that's intended to encourage dogs and their families to enjoy a getaway together, is now moving forward toward its June 2015 debut.

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Bartenders to concoct creative drinks this Saturday in new competition

Two professional partyers, authors of the popular book 'Happy Hour in the High Peaks,' are sponsoring a bartending competition set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in North Creek.

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Pearsall Foundation announces grant awards

The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced that they have funded, all or in part, a record 36 of the 67 grant applications they received this year.

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State announces grants for business development around former Finch land

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $500,000 in grants will be awarded to communities in the Adirondacks to enhance business development and access to the State’s newly-acquired former Finch, Pruyn & Co. lands.

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Railroads on Parade gets reprieve, famed model train displays to remain in Warren Co.

Pottersville's one-of-a-kind model train display museum — with its cityscapes crafted by Tony award-winning set designer Clarke Dunham — was saved from the auction block Tuesday, and Clarke and Barbara Dunham plan to keep the world-class venue operating in northern Warren County.

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Holiday gift drive launches

Operation Christmas Child is hoping to collect more than 8,500 gift-filled shoeboxes from Ticonderoga to Champlain and across Franklin, Clinton, Essex and St. Lawrence Counties.

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