Abby Ledoux

Residents remain powerless

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A few hundred Essex residents remained without power Tuesday morning, the second day of outages for some following a massive windstorm that rocked the state Sunday night and into Monday. Hurricane force winds – including some gusts up to nearly 80 mph, according to Green Mountain Power – swept across Vermont, downing power lines and…

Georgia man dead after Essex crash

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A 54-year-old Georgia man is dead this morning after a four-car collision on Essex’s Susie Wilson Road around 8 a.m., police said. The male, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased, Essex police reported. “It is undetermined at this time…

Lifelong Essex resident offers genetic counseling for cancer

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Two words define Essex native Laura Colello’s work as a genetic counselor: family history. It’s the most important factor in determining a patient’s risk for cancer. It’s also what attracted Colello to the job. “My mom had cancer, and my mother-in-law had cancer,” she said. “I’m comfortable with cancer – I’m not comfortable with babies…

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…