April’s Not Wanted column detailed the invasion of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), considered the worst plant pest since the spongy moth (formerly gypsy moth). Since 2014 it has hitchhiked into a dozen states via egg masses attached to trains, lumber and other moving objects.
With intense heat and long sunny days, June is the best time to solarize. Solarizing is a powerful way to make wholesale, non-chemical progress on tough invaders like mugwort and other not wanted plants.
Two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the 62nd House District will appear together on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Granby Town Hall Meeting Room to address interested voters and answer questions. Amanda Webster and Valerie Eastwood, both of Granby, have been campaigning throughout the district for months, talking with individual voters, groups and town committees.