Goats go gaga over old Christmas trees

GOATS AND SHEEP at Lost Woods Farm in Starksboro nibble on a discarded Christmas tree Monday morning. Holiday greenery makes a great snack for such animals because it contains vitamin C, among other nutrients. Last year Lost Woods Farm went through 10 Christmas trees. This year they’re just getting started. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

STARKSBORO — Now that the holidays are over, Addison County residents are recycling, composting or otherwise disposing of thousands of Christmas trees.

College raises wages for its lowest-paid employees

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Celia Gottlieb leads several hundred students past Old Chapel in a Dec. 5 protest calling for higher wages for the college’s lowest-paid workers. This week the college said it raised hiring minimum pay by as much as 27%. File photo by Benjy Renton

MIDDLEBURY — Nearly 80 Middlebury College employees got an automatic wage increase on Dec. 30, after the college determined that compensation for their positions had “fallen behind the market.”

New city manager excited about his post

NEW VERGENNES CITY Manager Daniel Hofman started work at city hall on Jan. 2. At the age of 29 the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native already has an extensive résumé in municipal government, including managing two communities roughly the same size as Vergennes. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — It took a few years after earning his 2012 undergraduate sociology degree from the University of Albany for new Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman to find what he calls his true calli


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