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Obituary: Lorraine J. Garland

FAIRFAX – Mrs. Lorraine J. Garland, age 67, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She was born in Pittsfield, Mass. on Dec. 23, 1950, daughter of the late Donald and Isabel (Larche) Boutin. On Nov. 21, 1970, she married Michael Garland. Lorraine worked in many different capacities in her life, to include a computer programmer for business software, and as an elementary school teacher. Her enjoyments included going to flea markets, garage sales, making jewelry, traveling, and most important to her was spending time with her grandchildren and her puppy, Gypsy....

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Obituary: Annmarie (Ann) Clifford

Feb. 11, 1959 – Aug. 31, 2018 ESSEX – Ann Clifford, wife of Robert Clifford, passed away at the VNA Respite House on Aug. 31, 2018 while giving cancer “a much needed kick in the ass.” Ann celebrated life an additional seven years thanks to the amazing team of dedicated nurses at UVM Medical Center, the staff of the chemo ward and Dr. Wong and his team in gynecological oncology. A special thanks to Nurse Kim for always being available to help in a moment’s notice. Ann passed with her loving husband at her side under the compassionate care...

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Letters to the Editor: September 13, 2018

Turner brings experience to the table Throughout my 17 years representing the people of Essex in the Vermont House of Representatives, I have had the opportunity to work with Rep. Don Turner on many issues. Don has been a leading champion for economic expansion, fiscal responsibility and pro-growth policies in our state. Over the years I’ve been impressed with Don’s ability to unite people of different viewpoints. Don brings a wealth of experience to the important issues Vermonters are facing. As a legislator, House Minority Leader, Milton town manager, first responder and fourth-generation Vermonter, he is able to see...

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Maj. Matthew J. Wignall

Military Specialty: 19A (Armor Officer) Years of Service: 17.5 (2 U.S. Coast Guard), (15.5 U.S. Army) Unit Headquarters: 86 Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) Hometown: Cumberland, R.I. Current Town: Essex High School/Graduation Year: 1999 College/Graduation: B.S. Business Administration / 2003 / Norwich University; Masters of Business Administration (MBA) / 2010 / Norwich University   Q. Why did you join the National Guard? A. After six years of service in the Active Army, I transitioned to the National Guard in order to achieve predictability and stabilization for my family, while continuing to serve our nation. Q. What do you do...

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Essex Police Reports: September 3 – 9, 2018

Monday, September 3 12:07 a.m., Arrest on Warrant on Pearl St. 12:30 a.m., Alarm on Park St. 5:53 a.m., Welfare Check on Maple St. 7:52 a.m., Alarm on Educational Dr. 8:54 a.m., Alarm on Educational Dr. 9:02 a.m., Welfare Check on Main St. 9:12 a.m., Accident on Pearl St. 11:25 a.m., Welfare Check on Carmichael St. 11:36 a.m., Alarm on Old Colchester Rd. 11:58 a.m., Recovered Stolen Property on Pearl St. 12:24 p.m., Suspicious on Indian Brook Reservoir 2:21 p.m., Lost/Found Property on Pearl St. 4:03 p.m., Citizen Assist on Maple St. 4:27 p.m., Larceny on Susie Wilson Rd....

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