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    With the leaves changing and temperatures dropping, now is the time to think about how to save energy, money and the planet during the heating season, and the Hyde Park Energy Committee and Lamoille County Planning Commission is here to help.

    The leaves are turning to their autumn glory and it’s nearly time to put the garden to bed. But wait.

    Do you grow hostas? Even if you don’t know them by name, you’ll likely recognize their neat, rounded form in the garden. Hardy in zones 3-8, they’re popular as a reliable, easy maintenance choice.

    There is no fruit as versatile as a tomato fresh from the vine. Canning the surplus further expands its versatility to hearty winter dishes, sauces, soups and juice.

      The Burlington Garden Club hosts Matt Kaminsky, farmer, arborist, cidermaker and writer from Hadley, Mass., who works at Preservation Orchard as a grower and producer for Carr’s Ciderhouse and co-manages Meadowfed Lamb, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset…


      Toyota has chosen a site in Greensboro-Randolph, North Carolina, for its new $1.29 billion U.S. battery manufacturing plant. The news comes on the heels of Toyota’s announcement of a $3.4B investment in U.S. battery production through 2030.

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      (Family Features) For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health. This year, the impact is heightened by a global health pandemic.

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