Author: Ben Chiappinelli

Safety first: Thank you SHP lifeguards

It was another successful season thanks to this team of lifeguards at Sand Hill Pool. Sydney Laplant, Marisa Minadeo, Zoe Filan and Beverly Briley could be seen all summer keeping a close watch on their friends and neighbors who took advantage of the town pool to escape what was a brutally hot summer. Thank you for keeping us safe! (courtesy photos)...

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Sport Shorts: August 23, 2018

By JOE GONILLO Last full week of August before Back-to-School. Ouch! Still hurts to say that. All high school teams have been practicing. A few teams may be finalized. Hornet coaches listed below. Some squads have preseason scrimmages this week and next before the regular season starts. Sand Hill Pool sadly closes this week. Hearing rumors of in-service days too. Finally, here comes the fair. Here’s a quick look at the EHS fall coaches: Cheerleading: Head Coach: Brittany Mcguire, assistant Emily Curtis Boys’ Cross Country: Eric Langevin, assistant Blaine Isham Girls’ Cross Country: Katie White, assistant Kayla Sarvak Field...

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GMP offers free batteries for low-income Vermonters

COLCHESTER – Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and mobility issues. GMP is reaching out to customers who qualify. Tesla Powerwall batteries provide backup power like a standard generator, but Powerwalls turn on seamlessly and are cleaner. They can be charged from power off the grid, or with a customer’s own home solar...

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Saying goodbye to summer

Monday, Aug. 13 was the first day of practice for the Essex High School Hornets football team. Student/athletes braved the heat and humidity as they ran drills and worked on conditioning. Their season begins on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Burlington, with a game against the Burlington/South Burlington combined squad. Photos by George Henry...

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Fish and Wildlife offering instructor courses

WHITINGHAM Vt. — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapper Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont. The training will take place Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 a.m. at the Deerfield Valley Fish & Game Club in Whitingham, Vermont. Policies and procedures, field techniques and teaching methods will be covered to give instructors the tools to teach future hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience. “The skills and ethics that our instructors impart to their students will serve them for a...

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