FLOODING BROUGHT ON by the Oct. 16-17 Nor’easter forced closure of Three Mill Bridge Road, right near its intersection with Route 7 South in Middlebury. Independent photo/Steve James
ADDISON COUNTY — An Oct. 16-17 Nor’easter pummeled Addison County with driving rain and wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour, causing particular damage in Lincoln and New Haven, each of which reported road washouts. New Haven Town Administrator Aaron Brown reported on Thursday that flooding had closed River Road, from Route 7 to East Street. The community also closed South Street to through traffic, from Hunt Road to River Road. “Please use caution on all roads as the rain and runoff are expected to continue until Friday, Oct. 18,” Brown stated in a message to the community. Meanwhile,...

BRIGHT YELLOW SLIME molds, which are not harmful to adults or animals, often appear on bark mulch in beds after rainstorms. Photo/Joelle Kraft
VERMONT — Have you ever noticed something bright yellow or orange on your bark mulch after a rain? You may notice that this blob actually has moved across the mulch over the course of a few days. This is a unique organism called a slime mold. Slime molds are no longer classified as fungi, but instead as a member of the Kingdom Protista (Protoctista). Slime molds are not harmful to adults or animals, and you can break them up with a rake if desired. There are hundreds of different slime molds with a range of colors and forms, but the bright yellow one we see after rainy weather is in a group...

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