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Top Stories for Tuesday August 1, 2006

Milfoil Movers...
By Mike Cameron
    If you’ve never heard of Thad Bronson, Charlie Barry or The Lake Champlain Restoration Association you might want to get acquainted with with all of them especially if you own lakefront property on Lake Champlain which has become infested with Eurasian Milfoil and other nuisance aquatic vegetation.  
    These aquatic weeds are clogging many parts of the Champlain shoreline and they seem to have a never- ending ability to prorogate themselves year after year.
    Bronson has known about the problem for as long as there has been a problem.  He owned and operated Bronson Marine on Route-30 in Cornwall for many years.   [ more ]

The Barnyard Chronicles: Chickens and Foxes
By Larry Johnson
   Almost any competent chicken farmer worth his scratch will heatedly remind you that chickens and foxes don’t mix. One is genetically programmed to be a predator and the other to be the prey. It is a game that strengthens both species, but one that has an adverse effect on the farmer’s bottom line. Therefore, the fox is the enemy of the farmer, not the chicken.
     My relationship with chickens and foxes goes back much more than half a century, and during that time, I have grown to really appreciate the delicate balance between predator and prey. As a farm kid, growing up in Weybridge, my connection to chickens was primarily adversarial. It was often my job, or my brother’s, to dispatch one of our organically grown, free-range chickens whenever we expected guests for Sunday dinner. However, I found it a distasteful job, one that always diminished my appetite for the victim.  [ more ]

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