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Getting Fruits and Veggies on Your Plate

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Glenn

Produce is at it’s prime during the summer months, which makes barbecue season a great time to get creative with more ways to put fruits and veggies on your plate. See this Press Republican article for more ideas, and put this seasonal produce chart from the Adirondack Harvest on your fridge as a helpful resource.

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America Bikes Releases 2012 Survey Results

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by Glenn

A recent survey of 1,003 U.S. adults revealed that 83% of Americans favor maintaining or increasing funding for bike lanes and sidewalks. The survey, conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates, showed very strong bipartisan support across the country for federal funding of biking and walking resources. Support for the funding of biking and walking Read the Rest…

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Farmers Markets Starting Up

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by Glenn

Farmers Market season is right around the corner.  Here is a list of markets in Franklin County along with which nutrition benefits are accepted at each market. For a complete list of farmers markets in the North Country visit the Adirondack Harvest website

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FHWA Releases Report on Non-Motorized Transportation Study

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Glenn

The Federal Highway Admistration’s Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program identified 4 communities in which to implement a locally devised strategy to significantly increase the use of nonmotorized transportation, along with the accompanying safety, environmental, and health benefits. This report provides an overview of the four pilot communities, the program investments, evaluation results, and lessons learned. One Read the Rest…

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Tobacco Tax Equity Act Seeks to Close Tax Loophole

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Glenn

On May 10th. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois along with several other senators introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act which would close certain loopholes in current tobacco tax policy which do not require pipe tobacco or larger cigars to be taxed as heavily as cigarettes and rolling tobacco The Tobacco Tax Equity Act would not Read the Rest…

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