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Tapping sweet smell of success

Maple sugarhouses show off operations

The Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association Open House Weekend
The Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association Open House Weekend
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Cliff Nightingale boiled down his first pan of sap into maple syrup when he was 9 years old. “It was a little kid’s backyard operation — just strictly on my own — with my mother’s blue enamel canner on the fireplace in the backyard,” the 71-year-old recalled while standing in his expansive sugarhouse Sunday morning. Over the years, Nightingale’s maple syrup-making production has greatly increased. He now oversees 2,200 taps on maple trees tethered by ...


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