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Colchester college students recently graduated or received academic accolades. Congratulations!

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ESSEX -- The idea might seem strange to some owners, but feeding your furry friends raw pet food could become popular in the near future. One recently-opened shop in Essex Junction, Rolling Meadows Pet Supplies (RMPS), would be ahead of that curve if it does begin to garner more traction.

In the fall of 1621 the colonists joined the Wampanoags to partake in a thanksgiving celebration of the harvest. Historians believe that they shared cabbage, carrots and parsnips from their home gardens and native plants such as walnuts, chestnuts, Concord grapes, cranberries, garlic and an …

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The COVID-19 pandemic recently gave a budding local musician the opportunity to finally achieve one of her longtime dreams: to write, record, and release a studio album.

MONTPELIER – Every year the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) recognizes five people who have made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of Vermonters. This year, the awards went to people who have contributed to combatting COVID-19 in Vermont and the country, beginning with Ver…

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to managing leaf litter at this time of year. Some people believe in leaving leaf litter as natural mulch on perennial beds and to provide habitat for beneficial insects. Others believe in removing dead leaves to prevent disease and discourage pests.

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More area college students recently graduated or received academic accolades. Congratulations!

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As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it’s no surprise that we like to surround ourselves with things that bring us joy—pets and plants! But some plants aren’t suitable for our furry friends. To help keep animals safe this autumn season, the experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison …

SHELBURNE — In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Chittenden and Franklin county Safe Highway Accident Reduction Program (SHARP) is inviting members of the public to join them for the re-opening of public car seat check points and fitting stations.

MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont will distribute up to 300,000 cloth face coverings to the public, emergency responders and select agencies throughout the month of August. The State Emergency Operations Center procured the masks from those donated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Vermont Foodbank a $500,000 grant to upgrade its Barre facility with new equipment and infrastructure, and increased broadband capability to better manage its satellite locations and collaborate with partners.

Area residents can participate in the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Virtual 5K to support the National Guard Education Foundation (NGEF).

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The following students from Colchester recently received academic honors for the Spring 2020 semester as reported by their respective institutions of higher education.

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The following students from Colchester recently received academic honors for the Spring 2020 semester as reported by their respective institutions of higher education.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – Banks are asking Vermonters to deposit their spare change at their local bank or use exact change when shopping, as the pandemic-related shutdowns have created a coin shortage.

This time of year I get impatient for the long-awaited harvest of my tomatoes and the taste of their sweet, homegrown flavor. But will I get to them before the arrival of the dreaded hornworms?

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If you planted basil in your garden, there are a few things you can do now to ensure a good harvest.