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Last year was a good one to be in the business of selling Christmas trees. Up and down Vermont and across the country, people visited Christmas tree farms and stands in record numbers, particularly early in their selling season.

In 2008, Turtle Fur in Morristown started Project Warmth, a local initiative that donates cold weather accessories to those in need. Today, it’s a nationwide effort and the company donated 27,000 hats and accessories in 2020 across 30 states.

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Students in nearby Essex are working to plant trees this year to offset Essex High School’s paper usage.

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Gymnasium bleachers are the site of — and play witness to — fond memories for the small towns they serve, from basketball games to graduations, concerts to Town Meeting Day.

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At 7, Zach Latta took apart his parents’ computer and put it back together. At 12, Latta was part of team that developed an online video game with 10,000 users.

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Joneslan Farm in Hyde Park has new tenants. Several months after selling their herd of Holsteins, brothers Brian and Steve Jones and their families took delivery of several hundred goats on Dec. 6, then a few hundred more the next week. The Jones brothers hope to be milking 1,500 goats withi…

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