Kaylee Sullivan

Essex reps weigh in on pot bill

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Essex representatives weighed in on the recent bill to legalize recreational marijuana after considering debate both statewide and specific to their constituency. On Wednesday, May 10, Vermont became the first legislature to approve a bill of its kind – other states have legalized marijuana through referendum rather than legislation. The bill, S.22, captured a 79-66…

Local volunteer earns American Cancer Society award

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Renee Dall considers herself to be just another minivan-driving mom. She likes to be in control, has a tendency to hover and takes pride in Essex’s community core. But when her mother, Lois Parmelee of Essex, was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, she knew she had to keep her mind busy. Smothering her…

Governor talks economic development at Rotary

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Essex Rotarians engaged in a lively discussion with Gov. Phil Scott last week at the club’s weekly meeting, largely focused on economic development both specific to Essex and statewide. Each year, the Rotary invites the governor to speak, president Sharon Dettenrieder said. The Colchester-Milton Rotary also attends. “We’re interested in his points of view about…

EHS Theater heads to New England competition

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For the first time in Essex High School history, a group of theater students are headed to the New England Drama Festival. The group of about 25 students, led by first-year EHS theater director Aly Perry, won a state title for their one-act play, a rendition of “The Boy at the Edge of Everything.” “Really,…

Jules on the Green debuts

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Opening a restaurant is like having a baby — or at least that’s how Jules on the Green owner Silvio Mazzella describes it. He spent countless hours preparing for the café’s debut, and when the doors opened on April 4, his baby was born — and he foresaw the lack of sleep to come. The…