April 25, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Aug. 26, 2010

Playing at Mud Pond

We have been enjoying the recent coverage about Mud Pond Country Park and all of the new trail improvements. Kudos to the Fellowship of the Wheel Mountain Biking organization for all of the time, effort and expertise they have devoted to maintaining this gem of a trail. The Fellowship of the Wheel (fotwheel.org) is an outstanding group of outdoor enthusiasts who have created amazing hike and bike trails all over Chittenden County. An outing at Mud Pond will be a highlight of your family’s fall weekend schedule — check it out, it is only a few minutes from home!

Kim and Jeff Dannies, Williston

Buying FRONTLINE online

If you are a pet owner and you like to get good deals online be careful what you shop for. If the price seems too good to be true the product may not be what it should be.

My dog takes FRONTLINE to protect her from getting fleas and ticks. What many people don’t know is that some websites sell counterfeit items. FRONTLINE is a pet product used to kill biting lice, ticks and fleas on your pet or pets.

There are four ways to tell if your item is counterfeit:

1) The lot numbers on the box need to match the lot numbers on the applicator;

2) The connected applicator packaging should have a v-notch between each applicator packet;

3) There should be a full applicator picture on the back of each applicator packet with specific writing under picture stating, “To remove applicator, use scissors or lift and remove plastic tab to expose foil, then pull down.”

4) The unit of measure on the back of each applicator should be in ounces, not millimeters.

For the safety of our pets, the company should state that their products are U.S. EPA and FDA approved.

Mia O’Farrell, Williston

Comments

  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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