USDA to conduct maple syrup survey

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service  will conduct the 2019 Maple Syrup Survey for the Northeastern Region. The survey will collect information from more than 2,000 Northeastern producers. The Northeastern Region produced 3.68 million gallons of maple syrup in 2018. Vermont was the top Maple Syrup state with 47… Read More »

Charlotte fire fourth in two weeks

A sugar house burned to the ground on Spear Street Monday, and mutual aid was requested to help local firefighters. It was the fourth fire in Charlotte in less than two weeks. Early on the morning of March 25, Charlotte Fire and Rescue was alerted by a Charlotte firefighter to a building on fire in… Read More »

Remove bird feeders to deter bears

Remove bird feeders to deter bears

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders by April 1 to avoid attracting bears. “Many bears went into their winter dens in poorer than normal condition due to… Read More »

The State House = The People’s House

By Rep. MIKE YANTACHKA There are quite a number of museums in Vermont, including the State House itself in Montpelier. For 12 months of the year, it is open to the public free of charge and includes guided tours. However, from January through the middle of May it functions as an active workplace as well.… Read More »

Burlington Choral Society sings “St. John Passion”

Burlington Choral Society sings “St. John Passion”

In two performances of its spring concert, the Burlington Choral Society presents music for Lent and Easter that moves from tragic to festive. On Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington and on Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at The Unitarian Church of Montpelier, the Burlington Choral Society… Read More »

Correction

In the March 14 issue, a story about the Charlotte Selectboard included an incorrect figure regarding the cost of treating ash trees for the emerald ash borer. The article should have said that it costs several hundred dollars per tree, not $700.

Open letter to Vermont Commissioner of Health

In your Feb. 25, 2019 letter to Congress, you call for censorship of online vaccine “misinformation,” meaning reports or science that contradict the health department’s “state-sanctioned” messaging, which has included supporting the removal of all non-medical exemptions to vaccines. I find this deeply disturbing, and an obvious attack on an individual’s right to free and… Read More »

Managing wildlife by the numbers in New Hampshire

Managing wildlife by the numbers in New Hampshire

By BRETT AMY THELEN Forty years ago, amid the surge of legislation that accompanied the rise of the modern environmental movement, New Hampshire passed its first Endangered Species Conservation Act. The goal was to protect wildlife facing extinction in the Granite State. There was just one problem: they had no list of exactly which species… Read More »

Growing citrus in containers

Growing citrus in containers

When the long wait for spring gets you down, would the scent of lemon blossoms lift your mood? Well, you don’t need to hop a plane to Florida. You can grow citrus right in your home, no matter where you live. The trick is choosing a dwarf variety suitable for growing in a container. Meyer… Read More »

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