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Halfmoon orchard adds a postal outlet

Contract resumes family’s legacy

Joy DeVoe, left, owner of DeVoe's Rainbow Orchard on Route 9 in Halfmoon, greets Cole Deagostine at the new post office with Ayden Deagostine, 5, and their grandmother, Debbie Deagostine of Waterford, on Thursday.
Joy DeVoe, left, owner of DeVoe's Rainbow Orchard on Route 9 in Halfmoon, greets Cole Deagostine at the new post office with Ayden Deagostine, 5, and their grandmother, Debbie Deagostine of Waterford, on Thursday.
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The late Merritt DeVoe started his postal career delivering mail by horse-drawn sleigh in the 1920s. Now his granddaughter, Joy, is getting involved in an effort that may help the U.S. Postal Service stay solvent and boost her business as well. Joy DeVoe is running a retail postal space in the family’s farm store, DeVoe’s Rainbow Orchards. Next to the summer squash and sweet corn, people can mail letters, buy stamps, send packages and buy ...

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