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Sands vying for top college honor


Frankie Sands heads upfield during a game last year.

Rugby standout and Essex alumnus Frankie Sands is one of 14 women in the running for the MA Sorensen award, which is presented to the top Division I player in women’s college rugby. The award was created last year by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle in conjunction with the Goff Gudby Report and USA…

A growing appetite


Emir Heco shows off rootMonger, a new app designed to connect consumers with local food growers.

Emir Heco believes he might have a solution for local food lovers saddened by news of the Five Corners Farmers’ Market’s postponement. “This is kind of like a farmers’ market online,” Heco said last Friday as he pointed to his phone, which showed a tiny, one-eyed carrot sitting under the name, “rootMonger.” Food offerings popped…

Market suspends season to address challenges


The Five Corners Farmers' Market plans to take off the 2017 season to re-envision the market's future. (File photo by Oliver Parini)

The Five Corners Farmers’ Market has postponed its 2017 season to focus on drumming up new leadership amid challenges faced by the market and its vendors, manager Julie Miller-Johnson confirmed earlier this week. The announcement comes after several market board members resigned their posts, Miller-Johnson said. “In the absence of any new members joining the…