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Ann E. Schuler

ESSEX JCT. – Ann E. Schuler of Essex Jct., passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2018, just one day shy of her 84th birthday. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis. and spent her childhood in Sheboygan, Wis. and Winona, Minn. Ann attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UC-Berkeley where she discovered her passion for writing. While in California, Ann met and married Dave Schuler. Dave’s work with Mobil Oil Corp kept them moving around the country. They enjoyed their time in California, New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Ann served as a beat and features reporter on local...

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GlobalFoundries earns award from national pollution prevention group

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable board member Rick Reibstein traveled from Boston to Vermont this week and visited GlobalFoundries to recognize the company for winning the 2017 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention  award. All GF employees receiving the award work at the GF Vermont facility. They included: Dan Wildermuth, Eric Lemire, Ruma Kohli, Jonathan Grohs, Randy Austin, Jim Densmore, Christopher Magg, Dan Hill, Louis Kindt and Shaun Crawford. GF’s winning project is “Elimination of Legacy Wet Chromium Etch Processing in Photomask Manufacturing” and is from the Mask House organization at the Essex Junction site. This project brought about significant savings and...

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Letters to the Editor: Thank you from Elaine Haney Sopchak

Thank you, Essex To the voters of Essex, thank you very much for turning out last Tuesday and for the honor of electing me to sit on the Essex Selectboard. The importance of this election was reflected in the high turnout, and I am grateful that so many residents went to the polls, voted for me, and more importantly, voted for a stronger Essex in the future. I would like to thank Mona Sheppard, who, throughout her campaign, consistently called for more transparency, better communication and strong fiscal controls. I will work with the selectboard to ensure all three....

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To call or not to call an ambulance? That is the question.

By Tessa Roy Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you weren’t sure if you should call for an ambulance? It may seem like an odd question, but ambulances aren’t just used for critical trauma cases or cardiac arrests. Often, we transport patients who are too ill or injured to drive themselves or be driven to the hospital by family members. So, when should you call an ambulance? If the patient has a life-threatening condition, if their condition could worsen on the way to the hospital, if they are in need of medical intervention during the transport,...

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Affordable Care Act: Win, loss or draw?

By ROY SAVAGE Many remain confused and overwhelmed when considering issues of health care reform. Within our hotly-charged political climate, provocative headlines buzz with tidbits of the complex challenges society faces in facilitating effective and affordable health care for all, while deeper analyses describe the ongoing struggle to weigh costs to some against benefits to others. Many believe that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” has been the ultimate fix for the U.S. health care market, while others feel it has created new and worse issues in spite. If Obamacare truly solved the problems...

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