April 25, 2017

Around Town

CVU fitness center open
Champlain Valley Union High School’s fitness center will be open to community members in Williston, St. George, Hinesburg, Shelburne and Charlotte this summer, beginning June 23.
The fitness center will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. for free. The morning sessions will be shortened to 7 to 8 or 8:30 a.m. on June 17-20 and 23-26, July 7–10 and 14-17.

LCC seeking volunteers to help monitor the lake
The Lake Champlain Committee is looking for citizens interested in monitoring shoreline locations for blue-green algae blooms. Volunteer monitors assess water conditions from more than 50 sites around the lake.
“Involving citizens in a scientifically-based monitoring program greatly expands the data set beyond what state and federal agencies could gather on their own,” said LCC Executive Director Lori Fisher.
Volunteers monitor a specific location once per week through the summer season (mid-June through Labor Day) and report results via LCC’s online form. LCC is looking for volunteers with weekly access to the lake near areas where recreation and water contact occurs. Weekly monitoring generally takes between 15 to 30 minutes, excluding transit, with more time required during suspected or actual blooms.
LCC will host information and training sessions on blue-green algae on June 12 and 13. Anyone interested in learning more about the lake or becoming a monitor for the 2014 season is encouraged to attend. RSVP to LCC online or by phone at 658-1414.

Salmonella cases linked to baby chicks
For the fourth year in a row, baby poultry from Mount Healthy Hatchery in Ohio is responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Vermont and other states across the country.
The Vermont Department of Health has identified five Vermont cases associated with baby poultry. All cases have recovered.The Department of Health is collaborating with other state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Department of Agriculture to investigate the outbreak.
More information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/live-poultry-05-14/


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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