Kaylee Sullivan

EHS Theater heads to New England competition

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EHS theater students will perform at the 2017 New England Drama Festival this coming weekend. (Courtesy photo)

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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Jules on the Green owner Silvio Mazzella is pictured at his new cafe at 1 Commonwealth Ave. in Essex. The cafe, which opened April 4, is 100 percent peanut and tree nut free. Mazzella's daughter, Julianna — or Jules — was born with a nut allergy and was the inspiration behind the new spot. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are also available for guests. (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

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…

Police: EHS threat declared “swatting” incident

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Police say the threat that thrusted Essex schools into lockdown mode on Wednesday was part of a "swatting" incident. (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

    With additional reporting by The Reporter staff.  The threatening phone call that caused six Essex Jct. schools to go on lockdown Wednesday was the result of a so-called “swatting” incident, police said Thursday. Essex police Chief Brad LaRose said the incident involved a male caller reporting a fictitious threat to create a large…