More on No-Mow May

End of life residency bill signed, Firefighter cancer bill passes

The Journal-Opinion of Bradford reports some feedback about yesterday’s item on No Mow May:

From a Vermont beekeeper:
“The concept of ‘tactical mowing’ sounds like a good policy. If you have a relatively large lawn area that you mow, mow half of it and wait for the dandelion bloom to come back before you mow the other half. Dandelions are one of the best early sources of nectar and pollen for honey bees and other, wild bees, so keeping some dandelion flowers available to the bees is important, and half of the lawn will provide a good quantity of bee forage.”More important: do not use insecticide and herbicide products on your lawn as they will kill all kinds of beneficial animals and insects like bees. Let the lawn grow naturally. {;-)”

From a New Hampshire no-mower:
“I don’t have ticks in my 4-inch yard because the Red-wings and Starlings march back and forth and eat them all!”

State recruits firefighters – Operation Mayday, Vermont’s first coordinated statewide firefighter recruitment effort aimed at bringing new  firefighters into the Vermont Fire Service is underway. The program highlights opportunities to serve in the  Vermont Fire Service, either as a volunteer, paid-on-call, or career firefighter.

This statewide firefighter recruitment program is designed to bring the need for fire service personnel to the  attention of the community. The program focuses on connecting interested people with either career or  volunteer opportunities in the fire service. A six-week long television and social media campaign is helping to  spread the word across Vermont.  

Anyone who is interested in learning more about opportunities to join the fire service can visit to connect with local fire departments who need help. A statewide recruitment  open house will be held at many fire departments across the state on May 13, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Nearly 70 fire departments have already organized their open house for this day. Community members can visit  these open house events and learn more about becoming a firefighter.  

Here’ a list of fire departments participating in the May 13 open house.

Cancer-covering workers’ comp bill passes Legislature – Last week, the Vermont House of Representatives passed S.73, an act relating to workers’ compensation coverage for firefighters with cancer, in a unanimous vote. The legislation expands workers’ compensation benefits for firefighters including the cancers that are covered to provide greater parity for women in the firefighter profession.

Scott signs end-of-life residency requirement – On May 3 Governor Scott signed H.190, removing the residency requirement from Vermont’s patient choice at end of life laws. To view a complete list of action on bills passed during the 2023 legislative session, click here.

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  1. Vermont wants to reduce self-suicide only using a gun, but has now opened Vermont to everyone to come for assisted suicide. It’s hard to wrap your head around such circular thinking.