Governor to expand sugaring on some state land

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced a new partnership with the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association that gives the go-ahead to expand tapping on some state land. The announcement came as the Governor kicked off the 8th annual Maple Open House Weekend at Marcia Maynard and Ken Denton s sugarhouse in Cabot. Maple sugaring is a vital piece of our agricultural and forest products economy, the Governor said. I am very pleased that the state will be able to make this modest contribution to this important industry with an agreement that promotes responsible stewardship of sugarbushes on state land.Under the agreement, the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will license sites that it deems appropriate in state forests and state parks to sugarmakers, who will be required to abide by state land policies and management efforts while operating the sugarbushes.  The Department expects to have as many as 11 sites licensed and operational for next season.  There are few things we take more seriously than our forests and our well-deserved acclaim for forest products like maple syrup and quality timber, said Jason Gibbs, commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation. This commonsense partnership recognizes this and strengthens the tradition of Vermont s working landscape.Vermont is the largest U.S. producer of maple syrup and approximately 500,000 gallons of 5.5 million pounds of syrup is produced annually, according to the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association. We have a proud tradition of sugarmaking here in Vermont, said Rick Marsh, president of the association. We re excited to be working with the state in taking the next step to promote and protect the Vermont maple syrup brand.last_img read more

SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S GREAT JACK McDONAGH

first_imgThere is the sad news this evening of the passing of another St. Eunan’s GAA great.Jack McDonagh passed away at 6:30pm this evening.Jack is the father of the club’s Cultural Award winner for 2011, Emer McGeehin. Many of his family are still involved in the club, his grandsons Mark & Conor Harley, Eunan & Ciaran Diver, Eoin & Ronan McGeehin and granddaughters Katie Harley, Deirdre & Aiobheann Diver all represent the Letterkenny club.Jack himself won Senior Championship and League medals with St. Eunan’s in the 1950’s, a member of the 2nd ever Senior Championship winning team in 1956.Jack’s funeral will take place on Saturday. Further details to follow.  SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S GREAT JACK McDONAGH was last modified: March 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S GREAT JACK McDONAGHlast_img read more

PENSIONERS TRAUMATISED IN ANOTHER SICKENING CRIME SPREE

first_imgTWO pensioners have been targeted in the latest sickening crime spree.Both were threatened with knives in the separate incidents last Monday evening in Drumoghill and Knockbrack areas.The first victim, the woman, had personal possessions and a handbag taken. The empty bag was later found dumped in Lismonaghan. The elderly man had a knife waved at him.Gardaí say that although neither victim was physically injured, they were left absolutely traumatised by the attacks.The raids come after a break-in at Royal and Prior school in which classrooms were ransacked.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information on any of the incidents to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100.  PENSIONERS TRAUMATISED IN ANOTHER SICKENING CRIME SPREE was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:break-insdletterkennyRaphoerobberieslast_img read more