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I returned to work this week after 12 weeks of maternity leave, and in yesterday morning’s news department meeting found myself more than a little confused as new stories have materialized and old ones advanced dramatically in the time...
Here's a good read to start your week. The vast growth and expansion of farmers markets over the last decade is a huge feel-good story for local agriculture. Since 2003, the number of farmers markets in the USDA registry has doubled to 8,144...
How well do inherited policies work in changing times? To be specific, I am mulling over things like trapping and mineral rights. Bear with me and I’ll explain. When I was a child my father mentioned the term “mineral rights.” I...
Dec 13, 2013 — Few people have homes where smart appliances talk to each other. A group of companies hopes to develop a "common language" of software to change that. And the firms hope an open standard will address potential security and privacy issues that are bound to arise.
Dec 13, 2013 — The agency is launching a new coordinated research effort to stop citrus greening, a disease imported from Asia that turns fruit bitter and unmarketable. It first turned up in Florida eight years. Now, it threatens to destroy the nation's citrus industry.
Dec 13, 2013 — The Senate this week pushed through the nomination of Democrat Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA controls Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Watt replaces an official who was a thorn in the side of Democrats, and the move changes the landscape of housing finance reform.
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The Artful Blogger grew up in Lafargeville, made his bones on Wall Street, and returned to the North Country in 2003, settling in Clayton to raise his family and dabble in the markets.