Editorial: Shopping locally: The magic of giving gifts

It’s the Thursday before the week before Christmas and, if you’re like me, you may still have a few presents to find, or being honest, maybe you’re just getting started.

Shop Local directory set for Vermonters

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing has launched a new online holiday shopping guide, BuyVermontMade.com. The new directory connects shoppers with Vermont retailers and Vermont-made gifts in six categories — wearables, craft bever … (read more)

Holiday guide: Staying safe while shopping local this holiday season

VERGENNES/MIDDLEBURY — With the number of COVID-19 cases forecast to rise throughout the holiday season, Vermonters may be wary of doing their holiday shopping in-person. Local retailers are creating alternative shopping methods and working to ensure cust … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Even more reasons to spend your money locally

Consider investing your stimulus checks. Not in yourself but your community. Studies have shown that a dollar spent locally can become $4-$7 worth of economic activity. So if you spent half of your stimulus — $600 — this could equal $2,400 to $4,200 in ec … (read more)