As promised last week, Nancy caught up with Jim and Betty Sauta and brings the story of their battles with Lyme disease and how that has forced the closing of their farm stand for the summer. Lew Halprin revived a Past Tense column about the original Sauta farm, showing Jim’s strong roots in farming. We also have an article about a new discovery regarding Lyme disease that has the potential to lead to new treatment options.
And sticking with the bug theme, please read the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project news on page 5 regarding mosquito spraying in the area. With EEE found in a mosquito in Clinton last week, it is especially important to review the information regarding protection against mosquito bites.
Having been bugged by a bug in the tub that had clearly risen from the depths of Hell, I’m all for spraying. Or swatting. Or machine gunning.
Here’s something that has no bugs about it. Congratulations to Gail Palm, this week’s winner of a $50 Gas Card! See page 12 of our print edition for more details on how you can win!
Cyndy Bremer, managing editor; email@example.com