BLSG is making do without Salisbury funds

SALISBURY — When Salisbury residents voted against paying into the Brandon Leicester Salisbury Goshen Insect Control District (BLSG) this past Town Meeting Day, they created an unforeseen problem. Opting out of the insect control district is an unprecedented move and it was not covered in its bylaws when the district was established in 1978. “There’s a whole lot of real mystery as to what happens next,” said Jeff Schumann, a Salisbury representative to the BLSG and also president of the Lake Dunmore Fern La … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Salisbury should vote down BLSG budget proposal

Last year the Salisbury selectboard voted unanimously to split off funding for the BLSG Insect Control District onto an article separate from the budget. After a close vote, the town signed on for another year with the BLSG. This year voters will again ha … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Those seeking pesticide use should pay for it

Once again this year, the selectboard in Salisbury is giving Salisbury residents the opportunity of voting on whether or not we choose to spend around $25,000 to support the BLSG Mosquito control district. They are providing us with that opportunity becau … (read more)

Mosquito district collecting population data

Adult mosquito surveillance plays a key role in Brandon Leicester Salisbury Goshen Mosquito District’s Integrated Pest Management Program. Through collection, counting, and identification the district can determine the severity of nuisance mosquito outbre … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Mosquito district work in Salisbury costly, ineffective

In January, the Salisbury selectboard voted unanimously to separate Salisbury’s payment to the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford Insect Control District (BLSG) into Article 11 on the town meeting ballot. On Election Day, Tuesday, March 3 (Super … (read more)

BLSG settles lawsuit over mosquito spraying

BRANDON — The board of the BLSG Mosquito Control District has approved a settlement proposal in the lawsuit between them and the Toxic Action Center. The lawsuit has cost the district $41,668 since it was first filed last summer. The BLSG, according to bu … (read more)