Coyote Moon gets gold at International Taster’s Guild Competition

Coyote Moon Vineyards, recipient of over 700 medals, recently was awarded a significant prize at the International Tasters Guild Competition held in Grand Rapids, Mich. [Read more…]

Governor could bridge funding gap for Orleans water project

A state Department of Transportation truck makes a stop at the salt barn on Route 12 in Collins Landing. Photo from Watertown Daily Times.

A state Department of Transportation truck makes a stop at the salt barn on Route 12 in Collins Landing. Photo from Watertown Daily Times.

COLLINS LANDING — The office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo may soon award grant funding needed by the town of Orleans to break ground on a $12.3-million water project, according to a businessman who learned about the matter from an aide to an elected state official. [Read more…]

January 2016: Agribusiness

Orleans needs a new clean water supply

Matteson_JayWPeople’s lives and businesses in Orleans near Collins Landing are suffering because of a water pollution problem. An underground salt contamination plume is affecting many local residents. They are using water contaminated with salt, and possibly arsenic and other metals, to bathe in and clean with. No one should consume it or use it to cook. Our largest farm winery, Thousand Islands Winery on Seaway Avenue, is in the middle of the contamination plume. It does not use the groundwater for wine-making. Instead, it uses 5-gallon jugs of clean water paid for by the New York State Department of Transportation, to make wine. This is a very labor intensive problem. [Read more…]

People on the Move: Aug. 2013

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Vigliotti joins staff at Clayton Dental Office

Dr. Stephan Vigliotti has joined the staff at the 1000 Islands Center of Dental Technology at Clayton Dental Office, Dr. Scott LaClair recently announced.

A 2011 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a minor in endodontics, Dr. Vigliotti remained in the Buffalo area for completion of his residency, followed by a year in private practice in Orchard Park in Erie County.

Dr. Vigliotti and his wife, Caitlin, grew up in the area, graduating in 2003 from General Brown and Thousand Islands high schools respectively. [Read more…]