A fountain of youth


Harold Bergeron, 101, is Vermont's oldest veteran. Wearing his World War II hat, Bergeron showcases his French Foreign Legion Medal of Honor in his Essex Jct. home last week. (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

When Harold Bergeron was a young man, he took a drink from the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Fla. He’s now 101 years old. “I claim that’s the best thing I’ve done,” Bergeron said last week, resting at the…

Essex PD to buy new guns, gear


A Glock .40 caliber handgun sits on a table in the Essex police station. Police plan to purchase 9mm versions of the same brand. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

Essex police department plans to buy new handguns, heavy armor vests and ballistic helmets for all officers with seized assets, Chief Brad LaRose said. The selectboard unanimously approved the $46,000 purchase from its equitable sharing funds, or money brought in…

Habitat finds home in Essex


A partially burned residence at 57 Park St. is pictured, where Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity plans to build four new homes next spring. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

Four Chittenden County families will have a chance to purchase an affordable home next spring thanks to Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, which plans to build in Essex for the first time in its history, organization officials said. Habitat recently…

Who is…Dan Chafetz?


Essex Jct. resident Dan Chafetz, right, is pictured with host Alex Trebek during his appearance on Jeopardy! this summer. Taped in August, the episode aired Tuesday night; Chafetz finished in third place. (Courtesy photo)

Fans of the hit game show Jeopardy! might have seen a familiar face flicker across their screen during Tuesday night’s episode. Dan Chafetz, an Essex Jct. resident, joined host Alex Trebek and two other contestants, answering trivia questions in pursuit…