Just keeping swimming


An elated Annie Cooper reacts to Keenan Weischedel's progress after he swims freestyle the length of the pool. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

For the second time in their lives, Annie Cooper is teaching Keenan Weischedel how to swim. Their first encounter seems to have paid off; Weischedel went on to swim competitively for the Town of Essex Swim Team for 13 years…

Essex Selectboard Q&A


From left, Max Levy, Andy Watts and Mona Sheppard chat before their forum at the Channel 17 offices in Burlington last Friday. The trio is vying for a pair of three-year seats on the selectboard. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

Each year, The Essex Reporter poses questions to candidates seeking elected office to better inform voters. This year, three candidates emerged for two three-year seats on the Essex Selectboard: incumbent and current chairman Max Levy, incumbent Andy Watts and challenger…

Dog club hits stride


Essex Jct. resident Jamie Thabault and her dog Scout try out the Vermont Dog Club for the first time February 10.

Paw prints outpaced footsteps in the snowy approach to the Vermont Dog Club earlier this month. Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” was softly playing as Scout, a 9-month old chocolate Lab, raced with resident pooch Cassie in hot pursuit.…

Police looking for runaway juvenile


Tatiana Vargas (Courtesy EPD)

Essex police are looking for a runaway juvenile who was reported missing around 2:30 p.m. February 16, a news release said. Police say they were unable to locate 17-year-old Tatiana Vargas after she “ran away from a meeting” in Essex,…