Author: Ben Chiappinelli

Ice House: ADL students learn how to construct quinzhees

Sixth-grade students at Albert D. Lawton School were hard at work building quinzhees. These domed snow structures differ from igloos in that they are constructed by making a large pile of loose snow and hollowing it out; igloos are formed by creating a structure from blocks of hard snow. Quinzhees are simple to construct and create warm sheltered environments that can be life-saving in harsh winter conditions. This annual event is the brainchild of Peter Gustafson, a humanities teacher who has seen nearly five thousand students pass through his classrooms over a 38 year career. The program originated from...

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Sport Shorts: March 8, 2018

Sadly, vacation is over. Now it is time for playoffs, the postseason and state championships – March Madness at its finest. High school tourneys are in full swing, so support your favorite team or teams. New England Championship results are in, college hoops are in league tournament mode, spring training is rolling, spring sports around the corner and more HOF information, too! Long-time Hornet coach, teacher, mentor and friend Bill O’Neil received yet another well-deserved honor. The Essex hockey, softball and soccer coach will be inducted to the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame on...

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