Kaylee Sullivan

EHS launches global learning

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Sitting in the Essex High School library last Friday, students of the school’s new global leadership program attentively listened and questioned former Gov. Peter Shumlin about the global economy. GLP, an optional academic track, hosted Shumlin to kick off its speaker series. French and Spanish teacher Jill Prado said she created the program based off…

Four Essex women paddle to world championships

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At 68, Essex resident Lynn Coddington is keenly fit, motivated and team-oriented. But that wasn’t always the case. Growing up before the days of Title IX — the 1972 law that mandates gender equity in school sports — organized athletics weren’t available. Yet now, she’s headed to Hungary, along with three other Essex women, for…

Little Fenway, big dreams

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A coffee stained napkin started it all. Drawn to scale, the backyard version of Boston’s baseball diamond penned on that napkin 17 years ago became a reality in 2001, transforming a once overgrown 11-acre spot into a Wiffle ball haven. Today, Essex Jct. knows it as Little Fenway. Soon came the Chicago Cubs-inspired Little Wrigley…

Homecoming: After Harvey, Texas pets find homes in Vermont

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Reese, a small Texas puppy, rested softly in the arms of Milton resident Elizabeth Sirrico last week outside Williston’s All Breed Rescue. She was one of 29 dogs adopted on September 7, notching an all-time high for the rescue. Across both the county and state, various efforts are working to bring animals from Texas rescues…

Fight for the right: CCS program bridges students into adulthood

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Editor’s note: This is the final article in a five-part series featuring Colchester’s Champlain Community Services, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment, living conditions and community engagement.   Like many people with disabilities, 22-year-old Essex resident Thomas Caswell struggled through his teenage years. His difficulties, though, propelled him into a life…

With new coach, EHS girls soccer charges forward

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Essex High School varsity soccer head coach Kevin Barber sat perched on a water cooler Saturday evening listening to his players. He soaked it in, similar to the torrential downpour that fell moments earlier, and then pulled out his dry-erase board. It was time to get down to business. Taking over the helm this year…