Home & Garden


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New online STAR registration plan outlined by state

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption.

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Schroon home, garden tour planned

Event July 28 to assist library

A tour of Schroon Lake homes and gardens will support the community’s library. The fifth annual Friends of the Schroon Lake Library House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m.

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Ticonderoga Farmers Market to open

Youth market added in 2013

The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, July 6. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Inter-Lakes Health, the farmers market will be held Saturdays through Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 9N south of Moses Circle and Liberty Monument.

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Field days held in Westport for local students

 Fifth- and sixth-grade students from 10 different schools participated in the 29th annual Essex County Environmental Field Days.

Volunteers needed for shrub planting at Ski Bowl Park June 8

Volunteers are needed to help with plantings at the Ski Bowl Park this weekend.

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Cow pie, cut me a slice

Conservation Conversations

It wasn’t that long ago when manure was thought of as a waste product.

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Hydrant flushing in North Creek May 14-15

Residents and businesses in the North Creek Water District should be aware that the semi-annual flushing of the fire hydrants will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15.

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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Fort Ticonderoga to host snowshoe trek

Pavilion grounds tour Feb. 10

People will have an opportunity for a unique look at Fort Ticonderoga. The fort will host “Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Grounds” as part of its Fort Fever Series Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Heidi Karkoski, the fort’s director of horticulture, will lead the trek.

Free tax return preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County is offering free tax help to families and individuals whose household income is below $50,270.

Emergency HEAP funding available

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced that beginning Jan. 2, eligible low-income New Yorkers who are in danger of having their heat shut off or running out of fuel, can apply for emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits.

Indian Lake residents take lead on saving money on heating bills

Indian Lakers are leading the charge among North Country communities in reducing their home heating expenses.

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Harvest successful at Long Lake school garden

With a total of 30 pounds of food harvested from the Long Lake Central School Corner Garden in the 2012 growing season, 20 pounds were donated to the local Long Lake food pantry and the remaining hearty 10 pounds were consumed by students.

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Hamilton County seeks Hurricane Sandy relief donations Nov. 20-27

Although it has been almost three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit, the need for relief remains great.