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Will a change to wetlands class hurt farm conservation?


THE WETLAND RESERVE Easement program has been especially popular with landowners in Addison and Rutland counties, with more than 3,000 acres of farmland enrolled in the program along Otter Creek. That land accounts for 68 percent of the total land enrolled in WREs statewide. Image courtesy NRCS

CORNWALL — Farmers and other landowners who are worried that an effort to reclassify the Otter Creek Wetland Complex as a Class I wetland would affect their current eligibility for federal conserva

Lemon Fair mosquitos spawn in remote areas


CRAIG ZONDAG, THE Lemon Fair Insect Control District’s field coordinator/biologist, looks through a microscope at an example of one of the more that 25 varieties of mosquitos known to buzz around the member towns of Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge. Independent photo/John Flowers

WEYBRIDGE — Lemon Fair Insect Control District officials received more than 20 mosquito complaints last week from residents in the LFICD’s three member communities, and they are ramping up educatio

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