Tag Archives: Sugar House

Young entrepreneurs run agriculture businesses

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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 egg business. Bucciero has 45 chickens and recently bought 20 more. She has been selling her eggs every Sunday at church for at least four […]

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Maple, maple, everywhere

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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 has sponsored the event, and this year there will be no shortage of maple-themed things to do. “It’s going to be excellent; it’s a spring […]

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Maple Weekend offers sweet activities

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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 will be participating in the festivities, including seven in Washington County on March 16, 17, 23 and 24. Most farms will offer tours, demonstrations and […]

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Big crowds for Maple Weekend

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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 year so far. “I am actually surprised we had so many people,” said Grottoli, who like other local maple-syrup producers was open for breakfast and […]

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Maple events on tap next two weekends

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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 will offer a variety of chances to taste the results of that sap run. Local  sugar houses open their doors for Maple Weekends, scheduled for […]

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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 on a successful year, not one for the record books but quite nice by comparison. Matt Rathbun said the early work in the woods paid […]

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Rathbun and crew prepare for Maplesugar weather

Matt Rathbun checks on lines near the Granville town line.

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 of four men were checking lines, tapping trees and running new lines, getting ready to collect ample maple sap when it begins to flow.  “Trying […]

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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. I’m out of breath from stomping around in the woods. Despite the snowshoes getting around was not easy and as it had been some time since […]

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Spring is Maple Time – tapping trees has started

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoMyla0glH4[/youtube] Matt Rathbun and crew are out in the woods on a great spring day checking lines and tapping trees to prepare for the coming maple sugar season. Rathbun says the crew will tap about 7,000 maple trees to bring to Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in North Granville.

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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 to be listed on the independent line in the March 15 election. He joins Republican Ken Bartholomew, who is currently a village trustee, and Democrat […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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