Happy holidays to all our readers!
Staff Sgt. Eric Genau will be celebrating the holidays at home in Vergennes after close to a year-long service in Afghanistan. Genau is one of the members of the Vermont National Guard who returned home this month.
Christmas tree growers are reporting strong sales this year — so strong, in fact, that many were forced to close up shop early.
Last year, a traveler from New Jersey whose car broke down received an unexpected gift from an Orwell family. He wrote in about the generosity and Christmas cheer he found.
Governor elect Peter Shumlin this week spoke with the Independent about his plans once he takes office on Jan. 6.
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