Classifieds– June 23, 2016

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Herbicide spraying perplexes

VELCO’s licensed applicators apply herbicides via handheld backpack sprayers. (Courtesy photo)

By COLIN FLANDERS The process to inform landowners they can opt out of herbicide spraying by local utility companies has some Essex residents frustrated over a perceived lack of clarity. The concerns, raised by residents at recent selectboard meetings, were highlighted in an open letter written by the conservation committee last week. “Our biggest concern…

Felt-soled wader ban repealed

Vermont’s ban on the use of felt-soled waders has been repealed as of July 1. (Photo by Tom Rogers)

Many anglers will be happy to learn that a five-year ban on the use of felt-soled waders in Vermont has been repealed, effective July 1. Felt-soled waders and boots use was prohibited in 2011 out of concern about the spread of didymo, an algae also known as “rock snot,” which was appearing as nuisance blooms…

VT, N.H. split Twin State Classic

Eighteen of Vermont’s best senior baseball players competed in this year’s Twin State Baseball Classic against New Hampshire last Saturday in Lyndon. Among the squad was Essex infielder Eli Baez. Vermont took one of two from the Granite State squad, dropping the first contest 6-5. Baez contributed a single and scored in the fourth to…

Essex grads slated for hockey classic

Essex Senior Avery MacGillivray hugs goaltender Vika Simons after the Hornets defeated Rutland in the semifinals in March. MacGillivray and Simons are two of the four women representing Essex in the All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic at UVM on Saturday.  (File photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Eight Essex High School graduates were selected to play 24th annual All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic at the UVM Gutterson Fieldhouse on Saturday. The women’s team will feature Vika Simons, Amanda Sinkewicz, Victoria Bean and Avery MacGillivray, while Erik Short, Will Palmer, Austin Theriault and Ethan Bartlett will represent Essex on the men’s squad. The…