Homesteading today

Franklin family learns to exist self-reliantly

Elodie Reed

By Elodie Reed

Staff Writer

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FRANKLIN — When last December’s ice storm knocked out power for much of northern Vermont and left many stranded in their dark, cold homes, Rob and Judith Cormier were warm and cozy.

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