Young entrepreneurs run agriculture businesses

By Jaime Thomas Like most eighth-grade students, Lauren Bucciero has responsibilities from schoolwork to chores at home. Unlike many of her peers, though, the 13-year-old girl also maintains her own…

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Maple, maple, everywhere

By Jaime Thomas After all the preparations and a significant snowfall, the sap is flowing and it’s time for Maple Fest. For about two decades, the Poultney Chamber of Commerce…

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Maple Weekend offers sweet activities

By Jaime Thomas The trees are tapped, and the maple is flowing just in time for New York’s two consecutive maple weekends. More than 100 maple producers throughout the state…

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Big crowds for Maple Weekend

By Bill Toscano Mike Grottoli was surprised so many people visited Grottoli’s Maple House in Middle Granville this weekend. After all, Sunday was very likely the nicest day of the…

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Maple events on tap next two weekends

By Bill Toscano   On one hand, it looks as though the maple-sap run will very likely be over by the weekend. On the other hand, the next two weekends…

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As maple season ends, final reviews are mixed

Some up, some down at end maple season As the Maple season comes to a close at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House the crew on Hatch Hill Road can look back…

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Rathbun and crew prepare for Maplesugar weather
Matt Rathbun checks on lines near the Granville town line.

Rathbun and crew prepare for Maplesugar weather

As the mercury crested 50 degrees last week, most people in the area were thinking spring, but just a handful were doing something about it. Matt Rathbun and a crew…

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a few outtakes from my maple excursion

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDwB6R1vSJc[/youtube] Welcome to the blog. Here I am out with Matt Rathbun from Rathbun's Maple Sugar House in North Granville - the sugar house is located there; we're in Hartford.…

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Rathbun enters mayoral race

The race for mayor of the village of Whitehall will be a three-way affair. Former Granville resident Bill Rathbun, the former owner of Rathbun's Maple Sugar House, has filed papers…

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