Safe to play on?

Safe to play on?

Ever wonder if your children’s playground and sports field have been treated with possible dangerous pesticides?  Most of us know that some synthetic chemical pesticides can be especially harmful to children as well as teens. Maybe you have seen the numbers: almost...
Have a dog pal? Then please help us!

Have a dog pal? Then please help us!

If you are a dog owner, we need your help.  Our streams and river have been tested and retested by FP Environmental Associates, the environmental group working with our town and with the Conservation Commission to find the sources of bacterial contamination in our...
Well, that didn’t work…

Well, that didn’t work…

          For years we thought that we didn’t have to buy organic veggies and fruit since all we had to do before we ate any fruit and veggies was to wash each in soapy water and perhaps peel those we could.         Now researchers have shown that in many cases...
Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Are we killing our pollinating bees and starving our birds? Most of us with lawns and gardens fertilize them when needed – in spring and sometimes in summer – and treat our lawns and gardens for whatever bugs and pests seem to be a problem. Here we have many summer...
Check before you flush!

Check before you flush!

When we lived in the country, our septic system was out of sight, out of mind.  We had moved from being on town sewer where we didn’t have to worry about septic systems to a place in the country with a septic tank that we discovered hadn’t been pumped in a while and a...