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Saratoga Farmers Market one of many in area

Connections to local food becoming more popular

“In New York State the number of markets has risen from 235 in 2000 to 500 in 2010.That’s a 113 percent increase. What’s more New York State ranks second in the nation for the number of markets. The farmers market is a place where farmers can get the best price for their goods by selling directly to the consumer and cutting out the middleman,” Laurie Ten Eyck, New York field representative for American Farmland Trust.

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State picks up tab for flood relief

Cuomo announces state to cover local shares of FEMA recovery projects

Counties throughout New York State received unexpected and costly flood damage last year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will be footing the bill.

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Home on the Grange

Nisky' advances Grange Hall renovations to make new home for ECOS

After 40 years in existence, one nonprofit environmental group is hoping to continue its growth in a new home.

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Nisky Co-op plans renovations

Market improvements estimated at $200k; fall completion targeted

The Niskayuna Co-op Supermarket is planning to spruce up its store through a round of renovations that should be completed just in time for its 69th anniversary.

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Storm relief could pick up pool house tab

Bethlehem moves to put FEMA money towards alternate use, demolish bridge

A new plan hatched by Bethlehem officials would see the demolition of a bridge over the Onesquethaw Creek so federal damage funds from Hurricane Irene could be diverted to fix the roof over the town’s pool.

Lawn debris fee raked out

Nisky residents accepting of new charge, worried about implementation

Realizing $150,000 of revenue budgeted from a new lawn debris pick up fee could be feasible, if recent comments from Niskayuna residents resonate throughout town.

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Tasting benefits storm-struck farmers

Milton Grange No. 685, in collaboration with Greenfield Grange No. 807, hosted a wine tasting at The Saratoga Winery in Saratoga on Saturday, Nov. 12, to benefit farmers in Schoharie County recovering from flood damage caused by hurricanes Irene and Lee.

Flood victims offered tax relief

Governments, school districts can reassess devastated properties

Flood victims could have their tax bills more accurately reflect their damaged properties following relief measures approved by the State Legislature.

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State council awards county more than $940K

County Airport and ALCO Trail projects to receive funding

Schenectady County is set to receive nearly $945,000 to spur development from the $785 million awarded through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

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Saving the county’s liquid asset

Feds to clean up former Scotia Navy Depot site

Fears of Schenectady County’s water supply being compromised were recently lifted after a seven-year battle to mitigate a groundwater plume containing trichloroethylene.

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BC kicks off Farm Fest

The Bethlehem School District’s Farm to You Fest kicked off this week, as the district’s Healthy Kids Committee for the third year running launched into a full week of agricultural awareness and food drives.

FEMA to close Voorheesville office

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that its Disaster Recovery Center in Voorheesville would close on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Climate blueprint warms up

SCEAC to ready green house gas data, energy recommendations

In a few months, Schenectady County will have a better idea of its carbon footprint.

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Farms of Saratoga County

If you don’t live on a farm, you can pretend you do, for a day.

Tonko to host meeting in R'dam Junction Wednesday

Meeting will focus on flood recovery efforts

Congressman Paul Tonko will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Rotterdam Junction Fire Department located on 1251 Main St.