Abby Ledoux

Six residents appointed to state boards, commissions

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When she was decorating downtown Burlington with murals in the ’80s, artist Gina Carrera never anticipated she’d become an advocate. That changed when she had two children with special needs. The single mom of two – Nick, 16, and Bella, 14 – counts over 100 doctors between the three family members. Her experience dealing with…

Green Mountain Acupuncture sticks it to patients

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  Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of our “Try Town” series, in which Milton Independent, Essex Reporter and Colchester Sun reporters try activities available in our communities. Submit your suggestions to news@miltonindependent.com. A warm sensation descended over me as Kiki Colgan gently tapped a needle in my upper ear. That feeling, according to my…

Help is on the way

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Vermont Task Force 1 deploys for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts A team of highly trained Vermont rescue personnel left Colchester for Texas this afternoon, ready to perform evacuations and rescues in flooded areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team is deployed through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, the…

Don’t call it a comeback: Q&A with TLC’s T-Boz

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In case you missed it, the ‘90s are back. From crop tops to tattoo chokers to classic sitcom reboots (here’s looking at you, “Full House” and “Will & Grace”), trends predating the second millennium are having a moment. That includes music trends, too: For the second year in a row, Champlain Valley Fair-goers can relive…

Raising each other up

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Redmond appointed to Vt. Commission on Women What do President John F. Kennedy and Essex resident Marybeth Christie Redmond have in common? A commitment to raising up women: Following her appointment to the Vermont Commission on Women, Redmond will spend the next four years on the non-partisan state agency devoted to advancing opportunities for women…

Essex CHIPS gains new leader

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For David Voegele, every issue is a youth issue. Rightly so, as Voegele is the new executive director of Essex CHIPS, the Essex Jct.-based nonprofit that’s aimed to “inspire youth and build healthy communities” for the last 30 years. That’s roughly how long Voegele’s been in the business, too. A Danbury, Conn. native, he got…