Bochanski bids Hiawatha farewell


Two tiny holes poke through the wall in Tom Bochanski’s office. They used to hold a pair of student paintings from early in his 18-year career at Hiawatha Elementary School. Now, like much else around the room, the bare wall…

Essex reps weigh in on pot bill


Essex representatives weighed in on the recent bill to legalize recreational marijuana after considering debate both statewide and specific to their constituency. On Wednesday, May 10, Vermont became the first legislature to approve a bill of its kind – other…

Selectboard seeks dispatch volunteer


The Essex Selectboard is seeking a volunteer for the joint study committee working on an agreement to spell out how a union municipal district would govern a regional dispatch center in Chittenden County. The volunteer, who will represent the town…

Going green at The Orange Owl


“Do good. Smell good. Feel good. That’s what The Owl is all about,” says Akshata Nayak. Just off Kellogg Road sits the manufacturing facility of The Orange Owl, a vegan skincare line all manufactured, produced and shipped by Nayak. There…