North County Notebook: Aug. 11, 2023

Published: 08-10-2023 3:39 PM

Town Hall hosting tick prevention event on Saturday

NORTHFIELD — The Cooperative Public Health Service at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, in partnership with the Board of Health, will offer a tick prevention event at the Town Hall pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Health officials can help protect residents from ticks by spraying their shoes with permethrin. Safe for humans to wear on their clothing but not to inhale or touch when wet, the insecticide kills invertebrate species with a dangerous bite, such as ticks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Attendees are advised to bring a pair of shoes that they don’t plan to wear for at least 24 hours, as the shoes need to dry after being sprayed. The treatment will last for 40 days and is unlikely to discolor shoes. All varieties of shoes are welcome.

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Police chief warns residents about uptick in vehicle break-ins

BERNARDSTON — Police Chief James Palmeri is warning Bernardston and Leyden residents to lock their vehicles and not leave valuables inside amid a recent uptick in vehicle break-ins.

The break-ins have been occurring “throughout the day and evening hours and targeting unlocked vehicles,” Palmeri reported. He asks that residents call the police if they see someone that appears to be out of place.

Northfield VFW hosting barbecue

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9874 will host its annual chicken barbecue fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17. The address is 545 Mount Hermon Station Road.

Pickup and dine-in periods will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and a cash bar will be available.

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To purchase tickets, contact Frank Froment at or 717-350-0171.