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Picking out good produce

Whether you are harvesting crops from your garden or shopping for produce at the market, it’s important to know what qualities to look for in your selection in order to bring home the freshest and tastiest fruits and veggies for your family’s table.

According to Paul Miller, owner of Miller’s Farm Market, 5 Martinsburg Road, most produce, such as bananas, apples, zucchini and berries, will tell you when they’re ripe or when they’re bad and can be assessed simply based on appearance, smell and texture.

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July 12, 2017

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Jessica Dement/News Mount Vernon City Council is expected to approve legislation that would place a 1/2 percent income tax increase on the November ballot. This graphic illustrates the current income tax collected at 1.5 percent, the rate of the proposed increase, and the total collected from each employee in the city if the levy passes.

City examines need for higher tax

Less than a dozen people showed up for City Council’s public hearing on the proposed income tax increase Tuesday evening, but it still served as a starting point to discuss why the tax is needed and how best to explain it to the public.

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July 12, 2017

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