Author: Ben Chiappinelli

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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Essex takes second at states

Vermont Swim Association Championships: Aug. 4 – 5 Town of Essex Swim Team: Top 12 finishers 6 & under Girls: Violet Stamm – 25 free (9th), 25 back (10th) 6 & under Boys: Gavin Vile – 25 free (4th), 25 back (3rd) 8 & under Girls: Eva Bulakowski – 25 Free (4th), 25 back (4th), 100 IM (4th), 50 free (9th) Zara Garofano – 25 breast (4th), 25 free (10th), 25 fly (11th), 50 free (12th) 100 Medley Relay – Eva Bulakowski (back), Natalie Hooker (breast), Zara Garofano (fly) and Eva Harton (free) – 4th 100 Free Relay –...

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Hot enough out there to fry an egg

Top finishers in the Fairfax Egg Run 5K were Jordan Cotto (above left) and Amir Shedyak (above right). Offering a beautiful course and omelets cooked to order, the annual event boasted hundreds of participants. FAIRFAX EGG RUN: Aug. 4 Top Essex finishers 5K Run 45   Amir Shedyak         28:37.5 74    William Everett      32:21.0 96    Jordan Cotto           35:25.4 103  Jean Cater               36:20.3 113  Kristin Holcomb   42:39.2 10K Run 3    Chris Matthews      39:34.4 7    Maurice Brown     ...

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