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Money & Finance

2017 Tax Filing Season Underway-Fraud Prevention a Focus 2017 Tax Filing Season Underway-Fraud Prevention a Focus

Last week, the Vermont Department of Taxes and the IRS began accepting tax returns... 

Protect Yourself From Online Charity Scams Protect Yourself From Online Charity Scams

Unfortunately, this time of year is prime time for charity scams. Many of us will... 

Fake emails containing an IRS tax bill Fake emails containing an IRS tax bill

Be on guard against fake emails that contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable... 

Home & Garden

Table Settings 101 Table Settings 101

Great table settings are never complete without a floral arrangement. (Contributed... 

BBB Offers Tips on Finding Reliable Help for Fall Cleanup and Maintenance BBB Offers Tips on Finding Reliable Help for Fall Cleanup and Maintenance

Now is the time to get your home and yard prepared for the cold. Though there are... 

Homebuyers Beware: Email Closing Costs Scam Alert Homebuyers Beware: Email Closing Costs Scam Alert

Buying a home this spring? If so, watch out for this cunning new con. A recent alert... 

Everyday Cheapskate

How to Use Wool Dryer Balls and Why You Should How to Use Wool Dryer Balls and Why You Should

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE BY MARY HUNT RELEASE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 A recent column, “Fabric Softener Products Are the Problem, Not the Solution,” struck a chord with thousands of readers. I know because you sent me messages and letters, which I love — even those of you who are not 100 percent satisfied making the switch from problematic... [Read more of this article]

Trivia Bits

Saturday, February 18 Saturday, February 18

LESLIE’S TRIVIABITS (TM) BY LESLIE ELMAN FOR RELEASE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 In 1885, Wilson Alwyn Bentley of Jericho, Vermont, rigged a microscope to a camera enabling him to take the first “photomicrographs” of individual snowflakes — or snow crystals, as he called them. Working for years in an unheated studio, he photographed... [Read more of this article]