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Norwich native to run for attorney general of New York

Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University professor, has announced she is running for attorney general of New York.

Teacher, a native Vermonter, first floated the idea of running for AG in a tweet on May 8. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned from the post the night before, following accusations of sexual misconduct. Teachout previously has run as a progressive Democrat for both Congress and governor in New York.

‘Desperately seeking road kill’ in the form of ‘less fortunate frogs’

A wood frog gives off death spasms after being hit by a vehicle on Route 5 in Springfield, Vt., on April 22, 2014. A volunteer crossing brigade spent several hours of the night helping many amphibians cross the road safely, though they couldn’t reach all the travelers in time. (Valley News – Will Parson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From the Norwich listserv this morning:

6. desperately seeking road kill
From: “ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu” <ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:59:27 -0700

 

This week promises rainy days and the coming of the spring frog populations. Many of these frogs will cross roads on their way to breeding sites in vernal pools. Some frogs are luckier than others and as Kermit was fond of saying “its not easy bein’ green”.

 

Should you happen upon the less fortunate frogs in your commute home, I would be most grateful if you would hop on over,  bag them up for me and drop me an email. Please note the location where each frog croaked (see what I did there?).

 

We will also gladly accept your road-killed salamanders.

morbidly yours

ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu

Reminds me of the documentary Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, which it seems you can actually watch in full on YouTube.