Meet the Farmers: Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm

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Every Saturday morning Tim and Victoria travel from Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme to Greenwich for the weekly farmers market. Sankow’s is the state’s largest sheep farm and all dairy are pasture raised. What’s popular? Everything lamb from lamb bolognaise sauce to lamb sausage. There are eggs from free range chickens and ducks. The farm processes about 125 meat birds a week and the “butter-flied” chicken sells out at the farmers market every week. Tim and Victoria provide a glimpse into the life of a farmer. From 1:00am shifts during lambing season starting in February to building mobile chicken coops, 12-hour days are de rigeur. Greenwich Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9:30am- 1:00pm in Horseneck Lot. Continue Reading →

Supplemental Soil Testing at Ravine behind New Leb Reveal Some High Level of Arsenic

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Though the First Selectman has indicated he doesn’t think the ravine behind the existing New Lebanon School is ideal for a new school, the Selectmen had requested additional soil testing. Six additional soil borings were dug in response to the request. One sample collected during the supplemental tests contained arsenic exceeding the Residential Direct Exposure Criteria. Continue Reading →

Does Your Team Have What it Takes? Deadline to Sign Up for YNet’s Ult. Frisbee Tournament is Fast Approaching!

Last year's teams join under the sun to play frisbee for YNET's Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament under the sun.

The Y-Net Frisbee tourney will feature a DJ, sandwiches and food from the area’s favorite Deli’s including: Corbo’s, Cardillo’s, Kings, Rinaldi’s, Riverside Deli, and others. Prizes include free meals at local restaurants, T-shirt and sport items. There will also be a Sno-cone machine and raffle prizes. The event will take place at the Western Middle School fields. Continue Reading →