Phosphorus is the key to algae bloom explosion

A SAMPLE OF water from Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh confirmed a blue green algae bloom in Lake Champlain in the summer of 2015. Excess phosphorus that flows from Otter Creek into Lake Champlain encourages the rampant growth of toxic algae. Photo courtesy of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

VERMONT — Phosphorus, an element on the periodic table like iron and gold, is an essential part of all living beings.

Lincoln couple buys New England Maple Museum

TOM AND RHONDA GADUE of Lincoln recently purchased and began renovating the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford. The couple has operated the Solar Sweet Maple Farm sugarhouse in Lincoln since 2012. Brandon Reporter photo/Russell Jones

PITTSFORD — The New England Maple Museum, on Route 7 in Pittsford, has been open for four decades, but until recently the future of the museum was in jeopardy.

Treasures abound at THT's flea market

ELAINE MITCHAM OF Bridport models a full-length bear skin coat her husband Ed has been holding onto for years. The couple donated the coat to the Fabulous Flea Market to be held on Sept. 14 at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury to raise funds for the local theater. Independent photo/Steve James

Elves, of a sort, have been bustling around Town Hall Theater transforming it into a wonderland of antiques, crafts and collectibles. On Saturday, Sept.


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