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Energy Legs complete 6-peat

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For the sixth year in a row, the Energy Legs took home a trophy crowning them the Vermont Women’s Soccer League champions. The Essex-based team came out on top of a 3-1 game versus Back Country on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Undefeated throughout the summer, the Energy Legs notched a 12-0 record. Amy Hallett scored two…

Learning from federal achievement tests

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Like the unexplained monoliths in the classic movie, “2001, A Space Odyssey,” our standardized test scores float untethered in space, free of the very things they are supposed to measure; yet they hold great power. They claim to measure “college and career readiness.” Yet, it takes no particular insight to know that being ready for…

Raymond Skinner

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Raymond E. Skinner was born Jan. 2, 1920 in Burns, Wyo. and spent most of his adult life in the naval city of San Diego, Calif. with his loving wife Clara (Chris) Skinner. Raymond died Aug. 7, 2017 at a hospice facility near Pinehurst, N.C. where his brother, Harris F. Skinner Jr., lives. Raymond left…

Fab 9 facility celebrates 60 years in Essex Jct.

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A contingent of prominent Vermont statesmen, including Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Phil Scott, gathered August 9 at GlobalFoundries’ labyrinthine Essex Jct. campus, nicknamed Fab 9, to celebrate the site’s 60th anniversary. The celebration took place in a sweeping courtyard behind GlobalFoundries’ main lobby, where attendees mingled and chatted over hors d’oeuvres – including a…

Essex’s good neighbor

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Upon meeting 21-year-old entrepreneur and Essex resident Calvin Combs, one is greeted by a respectable and respectful go-getter. For six years, Combs has run and operated Good Neighbor Lawn Care, a company that provides spring and fall cleanup, hedge trimming and lawn mowing for 23 weeks annually. Combs got his start when he began mowing…