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Essex rugby takes 56-17 win over New York team

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The Essex girls rugby squad cruised by visiting Saratoga Mustangs last Saturday at Maple Street Park. The Hornets’ offense was paced by Maddie Folsom’s four tries, follow by Nicole Frank’s two and additional scores from Lexi Smith and Val Bessette, Tia Kane and Grace Aseora. Frank (2) and Kane added conversions.  Essex hosted rival South…

Bochanski bids Hiawatha farewell

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Two tiny holes poke through the wall in Tom Bochanski’s office. They used to hold a pair of student paintings from early in his 18-year career at Hiawatha Elementary School. Now, like much else around the room, the bare wall signals the beloved principal’s quickly approaching retirement. A jacket tree stands empty in the corner.…

Selectboard seeks dispatch volunteer

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The Essex Selectboard is seeking a volunteer for the joint study committee working on an agreement to spell out how a union municipal district would govern a regional dispatch center in Chittenden County. The volunteer, who will represent the town on a committee of seven other municipalities, will be asked to attend monthly meetings for…

Town crafting succession plan with new hire

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With additional reporting by COURTNEY LAMDIN The town of Essex believes it is prepared for the upcoming retirement of several longstanding employees thanks to the creation of a new position: assistant finance director. Sarah Macy, current finance director in Milton, will fill the role starting in mid-July. She will assume duties of current town accountant…