In October 2020, state officials discovered an infestation of emerald ash borers (EAB) in an ash tree near downtown Richmond. It was the first confirmed EAB infestation in Chittenden County, a sign that alarmed local foresters. By the time researchers found it, though, the invasive, brilliant-green beetles had likely been here for some time.
On Monday, January 4, the Richmond Selectboard logged onto its first meeting of the year.
With Town Meeting Day coming near, two of Richmond’s five Selectboard seats are on the ballot.