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Vt. food systems succeed in local, regional, national marketplace

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By Jake Claro Farm to Plate director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets or CSAs. What’s often missing from the conversation are the supply chain of local businesses such as distributors, food processors and manufacturers and seed, feed and…

Letter to the editor: October 19, 2017

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Clean-up day a success The Essex Town Conservation and Trails Committee wishes to thank all of those who participated in the 4th Annual Indian Brook Park Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 30. Approximately 50 enthusiastic volunteers of all ages showed up to work on what turned out to be a sunny and pleasantly beautiful day.…

Schultz honored at natl. tourney

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Connor Schultz, who as a sophomore was a goalie for the Essex High School hockey team, was chosen as the No. 1 star of the game at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn. last week after his team, the U16 AAA Elite Hockey Program, beat national powerhouse Shattuck St. Mary, 3-2. Schultz stopped 25 shots…

Homecoming sparks first win

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Photos by Kyle St. Peter Essex fought its way into the win column last Friday, defeating visitor Colchester 20-0 to wrap up homecoming week with bang. Jack Carney punched in two touchdowns, including a 25-yard pick-six, and Cam Quinn started out the scoring with a 2-yard run. Essex’s defense also contributed with two goal-line stands. …

First Congregational Church | Stirred hearts

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By the Rev. Mark Mendes We limit not the truth of God to our poor reach of mind To notions of our day and sect, crude partial and confined. Not, let a new and better hope within our hearts be stirred: Our God has yet more light and truth to break forth from the word. These…