Foxes could help combat Lyme

By LINDZEY BEAL Lyme disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. Last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, Vermont was listed as No. 1 in the country for confirmed cases of Lyme disease and is designated as an “endemic state.” In addition, a study done by Dr.… Read More »

Obituary – Ghita Picoff Orth

Obituary – Ghita Picoff Orth

Ghita Picoff Orth died Sept. 2, 2018 at the VNA Respite House in Colchester, surrounded by her daughter and granddaughters. Ghita was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 13, 1936, the daughter of David and Rose Maringer, and she grew up on Manhattan’s west side. She graduated from the Fieldston School in 1954 and magna… Read More »

Hinesburg Police Log

Sept. 9 12:07 a.m. A Hinesburg Police officer checked out a noise complaint on Vermont Route 116 at a possible illegal bonfire. The fire turned out to be legal because it was contained in a cement block box. The individuals present complied when told to turn down their music. 8:27 a.m. An officer assisted Hinesburg… Read More »

Hinesburg farmer appeals for stolen items to be returned

A Hinesburg farmer last week reported to police that valuable tools were stolen from a shed on his property on Gilman Road. Anthony Hamilton reported an Echo chainsaw and what he described as a commercial-grade Husqvarna weed wacker missing on Sept. 12. Hamilton’s farm where he grows organic vegetables and raises ducks and geese is… Read More »

Mini-Metro basketball tryouts soon

Tryouts are coming up for CVU Mini-Metro Basketball League teams for boys and girls in grades 5-8. Tryouts will be held in the Champlain Valley Union High School gym for the following age groups on these dates: • 7-8 grade boys: Monday, Sept. 24, and Wenesday, Sept. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. • 7-8 grade girls: Saturday,… Read More »

Archery Deer Season Starts Oct. 6

Archery Deer Season Starts Oct. 6

Vermont’s two-part archery deer season is Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, and Dec. 1-9. According to Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department officials, hunters may take up to two deer, one of which may be a legal buck (a deer with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer). In Vermont… Read More »

Eating Well gobbles up Cooking Light

STAFF REPORT Two popular national magazines, both focused on healthy cooking and eating, are combining into one magazine. Shelburne-based Eating Well magazine is folding in Cooking Light magazine, combining the circulation of both publications for a total of 1.775 million subscribers. Both publications are owned by Meredith Corp. based in Des Moines, Iowa. Meredith announced… Read More »

FDA has sweet news for maple producers

Maple producers and consumers are feeling sweet relief after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that 100-percent pure maple products won’t have to display an added-sugar label on packaging. “This is a victory for common sense and democracy,” Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said. “I want to thank the hundreds of Vermonters who stood… Read More »