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Christmas tree crafts: Recycle your newspaper

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SUPPLIES: newspaper  •  bowl   •  pencil  •  Glue or glue dots  •   scissors  • ink pad (optional) Step 1: Trace a bowl onto the newspaper. For best results, choose a page with an image on one side and text on the other. Hint: The bigger the bowl, the bigger the tree. My dinner bowl…

Vermont’s Labor force does not match employer needs

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Vermont’s struggle to grow its workforce weakens our economy, inhibits the ability for Vermont businesses to expand their operations, and threatens the ability for Vermonters and future generations to grow and thrive here in the Green Mountains. An aging workforce, stagnant wages in jobs without career ladders, the cost of housing and childcare, the opioid…

Into the woods: Windthrow and salvage

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Many of us awoke on Monday, Oct. 30 with trees on houses, cars and powerlines, our homes and businesses without power, our roads and driveways impassable. I would be interested in hearing from you about how it was in your part of the world. Why do blowdowns occur? When trees fall due to wind events,…

Holiday movie preview

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With the passing of Thanksgiving this week, the holiday season will be upon us in full force. Whole neighborhoods will be strung with twinkling lights, hordes of shoppers will flood the stores looking for holiday bargains, and seasonal music and movies with take over the airwaves. However, if you are trying to avoid the Hallmark…