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Ernest W. Drost Jr.

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ESSEX JCT. – Ernest W. Drost Jr. (Ernie), 79, passed on to his Lord and Savior on Jan. 2, 2017 after a short battle with cancer at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Ernie was a graduate of Ayer High School in Massachusetts, Class of 1955, after which he joined the Army in…

Road salt impacts our waterways, soils and infrastructure

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Living in Vermont, we depend on clear roads during winter to maintain our way of life. Organizations, agencies and municipalities throughout Vermont understand there is an impact to the environment from road salt application practices. We must find the balance that protects the environment and still allows for safe roads. Road salt (sodium chloride) was…

Max takes advantage!

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Interesting that The Essex Reporter ran a fluff “news” article about Max Advantage LLC on its cover (January 5), just weeks before the contest for Max’s selectboard seat. Will other candidates receive individual coverage before the election, too? Dennis P. Bergeron Essex

Meet your reps

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Join Dylan and I for our second community meeting. This month we will meet on January 16 at the Essex Senior Center located at Lincoln Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. The format is open discussion — meet us and let us know what’s important to you. You are welcome to drop in, say hello or…