Vermont approves new sugaring licenses on state land

first_imgSource: Vermont F&W The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has approved three new applications for maple sugaring licenses on state lands. The sugaring sites are located in the Town of Groton on Groton State Forest, in the Town of Stowe on Mt. Mansfield State Forest, and in the Town of Mt. Holly on Okemo State Forest.In May of this year, the department announced that eight new sugaring sites were being made available on state forest and state park land to interested sugar makers. The department received a total of six applications for three of the eight sites by the July 10th deadline.A Maple Advisory Board has been established to advise the commissioner on this new program. The board is composed of department representatives, independent sugar makers, and representatives from UVM Extension, and the Vermont Forests Products Association. The board reviewed all applications received and forwarded its recommendations to department commissioner Jason Gibbs for approval.   Approved applicants include Glenn Goodrich of Cabot, Lewis Coty of Stowe, and Mark Turco of Mt. Holly.“I was really impressed with the qualifications and experience of these sugar makers and look forward to working with them on this new program”, said Commissioner Gibbs.  Over the coming weeks, department staff will work with these sugar makers to delineate the sugarbush and agree on how it will be accessed and managed. “We hope to get much of this work completed in the next couple of weeks so sugar makers will have ample time this fall to get the sugarbush ready for the 2010 sugaring season”, said state lands director Mike Fraysier.License agreements will be developed for each of the approved applicants outlining site-specific conditions and requirements and approved tapping guidelines. License terms will be for a five-year period with the option to renew for two additional five-year periods.License fees will include a standard $50 one-time administrative fee plus an annual fee based on the number of taps in the sugarbush. The per-tap fee will be 25 percent of the average of the previous year’s price per bulk pound of Vermont fancy grade syrup and Vermont commercial grade syrup.  last_img read more

Vipers held as Ndejje registers vital victory in survival race

first_img Tags: bright stars fcMaroons FCmbarara city fcNelson SenkatukaStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United FCtopURA FCvipers sc Vipers (in blue) habe now drawn both of their last two league games. (Photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Wednesday, 10-04-2019-Mbarara City 0-0 Vipers SC-Maroons FC 2-1 Tooro United-URA FC 0-1 Bright StarsVipers hopes of retaining the StarTimes Uganda Premier League were dealt a major blow as the Venoms were held to a goalless drew away to Mbarara City on Wednesday.Vipers went into the game sitting 7 points behind leaders KCCA FC and knew that nothing but victory would see their title hopes start to fed away.However, they could not unlock a solid Mbarara City set-up for the entirety of the game.It was a game that saw both sides receive two yellow cards, each with Rashid Muhammad and Mohammad Ssekaba booked for the home side while Tadeo Lwanga and Dan Sserunkuma, for the visitors.This was Vipers’ second draw in as many games, having came into Wednesday’s encounter on the back of a 1-1 stalemate with KCCA last week.The result means they Vipers now move onto 50 points, six behind KCCA (56) with only four games to play.For Mbarara, they remain third on the log with 42 points from 26 games.In the game played at Luzira, Maroons reignited their bid to avoid relegation as they beat Tooro United 2-1.Bronson Nsubuga deservedly put the hosts in front on 26 minutes as Maroons dominated the early exchanges.Inside the three first half added-on minute, Isaac Otto ensured a healthy advantage for the hosts, scoring their second.In the second half, it was more of Maroons protecting their lead as Tooro plotted a comeback.The visitors were rewarded with a consolation three minutes from time as John Byamukama struck from close range.In the end it was Maroons who took all three vital points in the day.The three (points) see Maroons move into 12th position with 29 points, five away from the drop zone.For Tooro, they drop into 6th with 39 points from 26 games.At Namboole, URA suffered a third loss of the season as they were defeated 1-0 at home to Bright Stars.Nelson Ssenkatuka’s 29th minute goal was all that was required to separate the two sides after 90 minutes and hand Bright Stars a 3rd victory in 15 League games.However, URA remain third on the standings with 43 points.For Bright Stars, they climb into 10th with 34 points from 26 games.Thursday’s league fixture:-Express FC vs SC Villa @4pmComments last_img read more