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Northumberland sheep farm preserved

Gwen Hinman shears a sheep during the annual Shearing Day at Foster Sheep Farm in Northcumberland on Sunday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Gwen Hinman shears a sheep during the annual Shearing Day at Foster Sheep Farm in Northcumberland on Sunday.
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Tom Foster’s 128-acre sheep farm will never sprout condos or box stores. “I’ve worked hard on this land all my life,” he said. “My parents did the same. I know my children will carry on.” It’s not just the family farm ethic that will keep the land pure. It’s the law. Sunday afternoon, Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature announced the permanent conservation of the Foster Sheep Farm. The Fosters recently entered into a binding contract ...


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