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Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is perhaps New England’s most celebrated tree. It graces Vermont’s state seal and is the state tree of Maine (its cone is Maine’s state “flower”)...
The Town of Charlotte has a long history supporting agriculture and attracting residents who value a working landscape. Throughout our state, farms provide numerous services in their communities: fresh food,...
Not to pray on its significance, but yesterday did mark the beginning of a new year of my life—the 77th to be exact. And given the occasion, I tried to...
Some would argue that as a forester, it’s my job to manage trees. However, I think that the forest, the whole system, is a forester’s true responsibility. Forests include trees...
Hazards from shared use of our roads by bicyclists and automobiles At the Selectboard meeting of October 14, I presented a list of safety hazards that arise from the shared...
The Merrimack power station in Bow, New Hampshire, is the last big coal plant in New England, and it doesn’t have a shutdown date. Instead it has huge heaps of...
A cold north wind blows through the curtains of the bedroom. I pull the duvet quilt up a little tighter around my shoulders and wiggle back into my warm cocoon....
Just as the Romans built their empire, we built ours. And who are we? We’re the beavers, of course. Well, I’m “Beaver” anyhow. My friends were “Moose,” “Elk,” “Horse,” Mouse...
While many forest landowners and managers are superheroes in their own right, working tirelessly to protect and support healthy forests, a few forest stewards have a special super-power, one that,...
I write to you while slowly escaping the grips of some sort of fluey virus. It seems to happen every time fall comes around the corner—one moment you’re in your...
It’s that time again …. time for the annual Fall Rummage Sale at the Charlotte Grange! The last day to drop off your items to donate to the sale is...
We want to thank you for the wonderful write-up on wonderful tomatoes. We used Rosemary Zezulinksi’s prize-winning tomatoes at our Monday Munch today. We featured Chea Evans’ great article (Town,...
Oh yes, I remember now. It was Woodstock 50 years ago, and for me it was also Vietnam three years before that. I managed to hit both places at a...
As September slips away, summer releases its warm grip. Days begin to cool off, and the Canada geese fly with joy for their migration. Gray squirrels scamper across the forest...
If you’ve been walking through the woods this late summer, you’ve probably noticed acorns in the treetops, hanging from low branches, littering the ground. Acorns, the fruit of oak trees,...
Once again, a book has done me in – that is, it has revved up my memory, which at my age can tend to fire on only a half a...
August is a month of abundance and preparation. Gardens are bursting with red ripe tomatoes, large leaf basil, squash and beans. Chili peppers are exploding on the bushes in green,...
I’m writing from sunny and ever-so-shaky Los Angeles, California, although not too long ago I was biking around the Town Beach, devouring sandwiches from The Old Brick Store and concluding...
Now in its seventh season, the Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, will once again attract many of the fastest boats...
In spite of record-setting heat, the 2019 Friends of the Library Books Sale was a big success. Books bought, ice cream, eats and drinks enjoyed, e-bikes tested, overall a great...