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Tick season and it’s killer, Powassan

Tick season and it’s killer, Powassan

May 21, 2017

By: Anna Rhoads '19 Powassan, a tick-borne virus, is hitting the Northeast with more momentum than ever. The infection is said to be worse than Lyme disease and in many cases, deadly. Due to the warmer winters, places like Westport have seen an increase in the tick population. Another reason ...

Town Searches to Limit Deer Population

Town Searches to Limit Deer Population

Michael Mathis, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

Five hundred eighty-nine deer roam the Westport area, according to an aerial survey of Westport done on March 10, 2013 by Vision Air Research, Inc. From spreading diseases to causing car accidents, the deer overpopulation in Westport has become a much talked-about issue, and the town is looking for way...

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