Colin Flanders

Essex man arrested for heroin possession


Jeffery P. Mauger

South Burlington police say they arrested an Essex man for possessing heroin. Police say they stopped a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Jeffery P. Mauger on White Street in South Burlington on April 13. During the stop, police searched Mauger’s vehicle and found heroin, the news release said. Police say they also arrested a passenger in…

EWSD voters say ‘no’ to combined ballots


Essex Westford School District residents voted against combining school budget voting results at the district's annual meeting earlier this month. The measure would have meant residents wouldn't know how each community voted. (File photo by Colin Flanders)

Essex Westford School District residents will continue to see a breakdown of their budget votes by community after defeating a proposal last week that would have combined ballots among Essex Town, Essex Jct. and Westford. Considered at the district’s annual meeting April 10, the measure would have produced a single vote total for all EWSD’s…

Transportation discussion carries busload of questions


Students file out of Essex Middle School and get on to the bus Monday afternoon. Soon, some students in Essex Jct. will receive bus service from Student Transportation of America, parent company of Mt. Transit, which currently buses ETSD students. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

Questions outnumber answers for the Essex Westford School Board in its pursuit to define transportation equity across the unified district.     State law requires school districts offer equitable access to transportation, forcing EWSD to address differences in its status quo of three vastly different models. Currently, Essex Town students have full bus service, Westford…

Study committee exploring regional dispatch moves on without Essex rep


Consultants and representatives from various Chittenden County towns listen to a question during a presentation on regional dispatching in January. Out of the eight towns that funded the consultants' work, Essex remains the only without a representative on the study committee drafting an agreement on how regional center would work. (File photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

The committee studying regional dispatch in Chittenden County will move forward without an Essex representative after the selectboard said it would prefer to monitor the group’s progress over the next two months. Formed after a California-based consulting firm recommended a regional dispatch model earlier this year, the joint study committee has met twice. It’s working…