Author: Amanda Brooks

Fish and Wildlife project encourages good land stewardship

Tom Rogers began his lecture Thursday, June 14 by explaining the sobering facts of global climate change and its negative impacts on wildlife. “Even if we get our act together and dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, based on what’s already happened, they’re projecting that our climate by 2090 will look more like northern West Virginia,” he explained. “Under the high emissions scenario, they’re predicting it to be more like the Smokey Mountain Range.” Rogers’ lecture, titled “Vermont’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate,” was part of an outreach program for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to promote habitat...

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Essex Westford school bus involved in crash

A school bus transporting Essex-Westford School District students crashed Tuesday morning on Colchester’s Route 7. The collision occurred just after 7:15 a.m. when a car driven by Justyn Williams of Colchester pulled out in front of the bus. The bus was driven by Doug Loso of Colchester, police said. Williams and one student on the bus were treated for minor injuries at the scene by Colchester Rescue and Milton Rescue. Milton Police Department also assisted at the scene. The crash delayed traffic on Roosevelt Highway for several hours, a press release...

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Police looking for fairgrounds burglar

Essex Police are investigating a burglary at Pete’s RV storage center at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Jct., a news release said. Police say an unidentified male entered the storage site on Thursday, May 17 at 11:19 p.m., caused damage to multiple recreational vehicles and stole a 48-inch Proscan flat screen TV with the serial number A1608179850000048. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Essex Police at...

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State Police investigate tractor and car crash in Jericho

Vermont State Police say they are investigating a crash between a car and a tractor on Vermont Rte 117 in Jericho on Memorial Day. Police say Dustin Blake of Essex Jct. was traveling north in a Mitsubishi Lancer around 8 p.m. when he collided with Michael McClellan of Milton, who was driving south on a tractor towing a large piece of farm equipment. Blake, driving without his seatbelt, sustained head injuries and was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center. McClellan was not injured, although both vehicles were totaled, a news release said. The investigation into the crash...

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