Aug 05, 2014 — One of the North Country's few slaughterhouses and meat packing plants says it's trying to regain its certification for processing retail cuts of meat.
Tri Town Packing's co-owner Jeff Liberty says he is "working as diligently as possible" to resolve differences with federal meat inspectors. Liberty says he's hired a consultant from Iowa.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says it withdrew its inspectors from Tri Town on July 17. A spokeswoman said by email that the USDA will continue to suspend inspection until it's confident Tri Town can "operate and produce product in a safe and wholesome way."
Tri Town is located in the northern St. Lawrence County town of Brasher Falls. It remains open for private meat orders, known as custom work.
But it's one of just four plants in the North Country that can prepare beef, pork, and lamb for sale in stores, restaurants, or at farmers markets. So farmers and businesses that rely on local meat sales are facing a shortage and looking for alternatives. Go to full article
Aug 05, 2014 — Two environmental groups and "a neighboring landowner" in Tupper Lake say they'll appeal a sweeping decision issued last month by a state court that upheld state permits for the Adirondack Club and Resort project.
In a statement issued late Monday afternoon, Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club announced that they will challenge a unanimous vote by the state appellate court upholding state permits for the massive development. Go to full article
Aug 04, 2014 — The two-man comedy "Greater Tuna" opened Off-Broadway in 1982 to rave reviews. It's been an audience favorite ever since. It runs at the Depot Theatre through August 17. Go to full article
Jul 31, 2014 — The art of one of the nation's best watercolorists is on display at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. It's part of the inspiration for the "Moments, Reimagining Nature through... Go to full article
Jul 30, 2014 — Hillary Clinton was in Saratoga Springs yesterday, signing copies of her book, Hard Choices, at Northshire Bookstore. Supporters lined the streets, waiting to shake... Go to full article