Kaylee Sullivan

Concert benefits famine relief in Somalia

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Musical notes bounced off the walls of the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester on Saturday, June 17, accompanied by a desire to bring famine relief to Somalia. In partnership with the Vermont Somali community, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival joined the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program in Colchester for…

EHS seniors memorialize classmates

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Two sculptured flames now stand in the Essex High School courtyard to memorialize two deceased classmates in this year’s graduating class. Gunnar Schumacher and Spencer Bruner are two lights that continue to shine in the Class of 2017’s mind, senior class officer Leah Kelleher said. “They will always burn in the hearts of students throughout…

Essex team is county’s top Relay fundraiser

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Balloons floating into the sky, applause erupting as cancer survivors trek the track and the camaraderie of a thousand people congregating around one goal: Funding a cure for a disease that’s affected far too many lives. This is how Essex’s Tassie Blondin echoes Chittenden County Relay for Life. Her uncle, Don Wood of Essex, was…

Family and consumer science teacher departs

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Family and consumer science teacher Terry Potvin, née Francis, wrote a farewell poem to her homeroom students as they ended their journey at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in 1993. The time has come to say so long and send you on your way. And now, after 36 years in the Essex School District —…

Musical Moreau retires with 41-year career

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Gary Moreau didn’t plan on teaching in the Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School music program for long. “Two or three years,” he thought as he entered his first classroom — a miniscule spot now used by custodians — in summer 1976, a year after graduating from the University of Vermont. He’d move on and chase…