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Weekly Town News: August 30, 2018

Aaron Frank, Town Manager Please be especially aware of pedestrians and bicyclists as our young people return to school. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping youth safe: Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic Vehicles are always required to stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks. Special care should be shown in the school zone. Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in...

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Crop tree release

My woodlot in Bolton was logged in the 1980s. Through a practice known as “diameter-limit cutting,” all trees above a certain diameter (probably 11 or 14 inches) were cut. My land is a good site for growing red and white oak, white and red pine, red spruce and hemlock, but this harvest removed most trees of these species, creating a forest of mostly unhealthy beech and red maple. Using silviculture – the strategic harvesting of trees – I hope to restore my forest’s health by regenerating unhealthy areas and encouraging healthy trees of all species, all while maintaining a...

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Wrapping up summer, preparing for fall

By Rita Langlais Master Gardener I know it is early to be thinking of fall in early August. In reality, it is just around the corner as indicated by all the upcoming and ongoing fairs. The basic growing season for 2018 is almost over. The weather here in the northwestern part of Vermont has had a huge impact on my gardens so I presume it has had an impact on yours. Although mid and southern portions of the state have experienced so much rain many areas are flooding, we here haven’t received but about an inch and a half...

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Gardening tips for high heat

By RITA LANGLAIS Master Gardener When I hear “harvest” my mind immediately goes to the vegetable garden.  I was late getting my vegetable garden in so although it is growing nicely, we are not quite ready to begin harvesting.  I think the leaf lettuce and spinach may be close. High heat and humidity makes fruits and vegetables more susceptible to invasions of pests and diseases.  Here are a few tips for all your gardens; – Thin crowed plants for better air flow, (when thinning beets make sure to keep, clean and use the young ones you’ve pulled.  They can...

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Colchester Police Report: August 7 – 13, 2018

Warnings: 49 Tickets: 8 Speeding 2 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (first offense) 1 Possession of marijuana/hashish (first offense, 21 or older) 1 Operating without a license 1 Passenger possessing open container of marijuana 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Misuse of number plates 1 Person required to register 1 Starting parked vehicles 1 Traffic control signals Arrests: 2 Driving with a criminally suspended license 1 Domestic assault 1 Simple assault 1 DLS 1 Violation of conditions of release (travel, curfew or contact) 1 Unlawful trespass (misdemeanor) Tuesday, August 14 1:13 a.m., Medical; location withheld 1:32 a.m., Welfare check...

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