1. Centuries-old maple sugar industry relies on new technology to survive in Pioneer Valley

    masslive.com (Mar 25 2012)

    1. Centuries-old maple sugar industry relies on new technology to survive in Pioneer Valley

      It isn’t easy to scrap the traditional methods for new ones, Aloisi said, remembering how his father was unsure about switching from metal buckets to plastic pipelines in 1988. “But with buckets, I could only get to half the taps in a day,” he said. “And there were many times that I’d be carrying buckets through two feet of snow and falling and spilling the sap all over myself.”

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