Bread and Butter Farm beef recalled over E-coli concerns

The Vermont Department of Health and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Friday a recall of about 133 pounds of ground beef sold by Bread and Butter Farm due to possible E. coli contamination, according to agency news releases. The recall was by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC of Ferrisburgh. The… Read More »

CVU presents Joseph musical next weekend

CVU presents Joseph musical next weekend

Next weekend, Oct. 27-29, the Champlain Valley Union High School Theatre Program presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The cast, crew, and orchestra includes 85 CVU students as well as a children’s choir featuring 19 pupils from neighboring middle schools. Performances: Fri.-Sat. Oct. 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 29,… Read More »

Lots of questions, ideas on state water cleanup

Vermont has pressing water-quality and pollution concerns, plus a hugely ambitious cleanup plan, and a crowd packed into Shelburne’s Town Hall Tuesday night to ask questions about improving water quality in the state. Chittenden County’s six state senators and Julie Moore, secretary of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, listened to public comments, raised some… Read More »

Why are the snakes crossing the roads?

Why are the snakes crossing the roads?

As the leaves flash brilliant hues and the sun moves into the southern sky, other changes are happening quietly in the fields and on forest floors of Vermont. Reptiles and amphibians are beginning their yearly trek from the summer homes where they’ve fed since spring to the hidden nooks and deep pools where they’ll wait… Read More »

Neighbors question suggested change to LaPlatte River wetlands classification

A roomful of Shelburne neighbors turned out to ask questions and voice concerns last Wednesday night as a petition to reclassify the LaPlatte River wetlands winds its way through the approval process. The LaPlatte wetlands, at the river’s entry into Lake Champlain, have long served as “a soup-to-nuts training ground for young biologists, ecologists, scientists,”… Read More »

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

It’s a place where rare birds and fish congregate, people paddle in search of new sights, pollutants stop short of Lake Champlain, and lake floodwaters halt their march toward land. Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands are a unique place, and a rare one in Chittenden County and in Vermont. On Aug. 30, the Vermont Agency… Read More »

UVM researchers studying Lake Iroquois

UVM researchers studying Lake Iroquois

Algae blooms, fueled by excess nutrients in the environment, have become a frequent summer occurrence in local lakes, potentially creating unsafe conditions for swimmers and other water users. At Lake Iroquois, a team of researchers from the University of Vermont is studying how one of these nutrients – phosphorus  – gets into the lake, and… Read More »

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