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Alice Williams

Alice Williams, 87, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House. She faced pancreatic cancer with strength, grace and dignity. She was born Dec. 27, 1930 in Jessup, Penn., the daughter of Frank and Sue (Kobrick) Hallowich. She graduated from Waymart High School and attended East Stroudsburg State College, Penn. In 1951, Alice married her high school sweetheart, Harry Williams. They transferred with IBM in 1957 from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to Essex Junction where they both became active members of the community and the First Congregational Church. After the passing of her beloved Harry,...

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Ronald Lamell

Essex, VT/Ponce Inlet, FL – Ronald Richard Lamell, 76, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Ponce Inlet, Fla. Ron was born Sept. 20, 1941 in Burlington, the son of the late Richard and Irene Villeneuve Lamell. He was married to his beloved wife Sheila O’Keeffe on April 5, 1964 and together shared an incredible life journey. They lived, loved and worked together for many years. Ron Lamell was a prominent businessman in Essex. As a young man aged 20, he travelled down to New Jersey to work while living with his aunt,...

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Letters to the editor (3/8/2018)

Saddened by more housing I am sad to see plans calling for more housing within the downtown center of the Village of Essex Jct. for two reasons. First, I honestly feel that most village residents were shocked to see the four-story skyscraper that was built at the corner of Pearl Sreet and Park Street. It totally destroyed the village character that I as a village trustee for nine years attempted to protect. Now there are plans to add more of these structures on both sides of Park Street, adding to the congestion within the village and Five Corners with...

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Essex Police Reports: Feb. 17 – Mar. 4

Monday, Feb. 26 5:43 a.m., MV Complaint on Pearl St. 8:16 a.m., Animal Problem on Frederick Rd. 8:18 a.m., Lost/Found Property on Jackson St. 9:10 a.m., Suspicious on River Rd. 9:45 a.m., Suspicious on Heatherbush Rd. 12:56 p.m., Suspicious on Iris St. 1:40 p.m., Lost/Found Property on Cascade St. 3:29 p.m., Vandalism on Fuller Pl 3:41 p.m., Vandalism on Fuller Pl 5:31 p.m., Arrest Warrant on River Rd. 7:10 p.m., Vandalism on Fuller Pl 7:25 p.m., Larceny on Main St. Tuesday, Feb. 27 6:42 a.m., Theft on Maple St. 8:06 a.m., Suspicious on Pearl St. 11:24 a.m., Suspicious on...

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Messages from Montpelier (3/8/2018)

REP. BETSY DUNN As the ninth week of the legislature closes, I realize that we are half way through the session. And we have a lot of work left to do. This past week we passed 10 bills. H581 and H582 concerned eligibility and funding for the Internet Connectivity Initiative, which will bring internet to all of Vermont. H571 created the combined Department of Liquor and Lottery. H576 dealt with stormwater management permitting. H828 dealt with the timing of when candidates file their finances prior to the elections. The most contentious bill and the one with the most press...

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