May 29th, 2016
VERGENNES — Lesley Urban, a retired sergeant major, will be this year’s parade marshal in the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade set for May 30.
PITTSFORD — After years of discussion, the town of Pittsford is dipping its proverbial foot into the local mosquito control pool.
The Pittsford selectboard unanimously approved joining the Brandon Leicester Sudbury Goshen Mosquito Control District as a member town.
BRANDON — After decades of gathering at the Neshobe School gymnasium for town meeting, Brandon voters will return to the Brandon Town Hall for next year’s first Monday evening in March.
VERMONT — Vermont State Police have launched a new tool to provide an increased focus and public awareness of missing persons cases. Interactive Vermont Missing Persons and Unsolved Homicides webpages have been created in an effort to make case specific information more readily available to the public, and create awareness that might generate new information for investigators.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their May 24 meeting said it was “inevitable” that city sewer rates would rise, probably this year, but if not this year certainly by next year.
City Manager Mel Hawley told council members that during the past couple of years he has used a year-end fund balance in the sewer budget that has been well over $100,000 to keep rates stable, but that fund balance now projects to be around $40,000 at the end of this fiscal year, June 30.
Sustainability is surely the buzzword of the century, tacked onto anything and everything. But despite its overuse, the concept of “sustainability” is still a great yardstick to guide all types of human endeavors — including gardening.
Spring speaks of new beginnings in the garden, a time when we make new plans and fervent resolutions. So let’s take a look at what it means to grow a sustainable garden and some of the ways we can achieve this goal.
The unfortunate situation with the EB-5 program presents an opportunity to reflect on the State’s approach to economic development. Among other responsibilities, the State Auditor’s office examines various programs to determine whether they achieve the goals established by the legislature. That is, are we getting our money’s worth?
Hello from Team Apex, a part of Mount Abraham Union High Schools 8th grade. Right now our main unit is on ecology and the environment. We are focusing mainly on the importance of biodiversity. Biodiversity is important because when you kill off one species in an environment, other species will die as well.