‘Neonic’ bill passed, more on horizon

A bill to combat the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, commonly referred to as “neonics,” has been passed in Vermont, although some lawmakers have doubts as to what the eventual effects of the act will be.

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)

Opinion: Pesticide raises human health concerns

The way our society responds to problems — be they social, economic, or environmental — rarely prevents that problem from occurring again. We’ll quickly treat a cough, by temporarily suppressing it with cough medicine, for example, but not change the cond … (read more)

Vt. pesticide reports unavailable due to software oversight

Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has not put out legally required reports on pesticide use since 2013, blaming the lapse on a database change gone wrong. The reports that are publicly available on the amount of pesticides applied to golf … (read more)