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PHOTO PROVIDED Posing for a picture at the construction celebration for Adirondack Meat Company were (from left) Scott Collins, assistant to the state director of the USDA; Carol Calabrese, Essex County IDA co-executive director; Bill Ferguson, Empire State Development North Country Regional Office; Garry Douglas, North Country Chamber of Commerce president; Congressman Bill Owens; Adirondack Meat Company co-owner Denise Ward; Adirondack Meat Company co-owner Peter Ward; Debra Malaney, Ticonderoga town supervisor; Keith Scherer, representing Sen. Betty Little; and Matt Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. The slaughterhouse is due to open later this year.