Abby Ledoux

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…

Building Bridges: Club reflects on 44 years, seeks new members

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Bricky Duquette and Marian Bickford may look like your average grandmothers, but don’t let the lemon chiffon cake or maternal hand squeeze fool you: They’re fierce competitors. Duquette and Bickford are two original members of the Essex Ladies’ Bridge Club, still active 44 years after Duquette and former bridge partner Sandra Viele founded the group.…

Shop talk: Turner, Johnson and Pearson debrief after session

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State lawmakers debriefed at Colchester’s Vermont PBS studio last week following a tumultuous end to the legislative session. House minority leader Don Turner (R-Milton) House speaker Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) and Chittenden County Sen. Chris Pearson (D/P-Burlington) convened for the channel’s “Report from Montpelier” on Thursday, May 25, nearly a week after adjournment occurred in…