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Low pressure will quickly develop and move south of the New England coast through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning a fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page


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Demand grows for shiitake mushrooms from Northeast

SHREWSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont couple shifted their plans for a farm centered on a goat dairy after taking a workshop in growing shiitake mushrooms.
Now, Lucas Jackson and Maeve Mangine are selling the spongy rich mushrooms to several restaurants and a food cooperative and through a community supported agriculture farm.
Their Tangled Roots Farm in Shrewsbury was one of about 20 farms chosen in Vermont and New York as research sites under a $116,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.
A University of Vermont-Cornell University extension study found that a 500-log operation could bring in $11,190 in gross income at the retail price of $16 a pound. The study also determined that demand for shiitakes far outstrips supply.
Next month, the universities plan to release a guide for growing shiitakes in the Northeast.
AP-WF-09-22-13 1523GMT
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