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Sport Shorts: August 16, 2018

By JOE GONILLO Fall sports begin this week. Football kicked off with tryouts Monday and the Gold Card fundraising followed. All sports continue this week and Monday. Best time in the world to be a student/athlete: practice, sports, no academic responsibilities yet and still some summer left. Enjoy! The girls’ xc team is in Sleepy Hollow. If you are not attending camp, practice begins Saturday, Aug. 18. Boys’ xc is in Acadia with practice Monday, Aug. 20 at Essex High School. Football had a program meeting at 8 a.m. with an 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. practice, helmets only, following....

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Perspective: Enemy of the American people?

By ANGELO LYNN When President Trump tweets in a late night rage that American journalists are the “enemy of the American people,” that they are “sick and dangerous,” what does he mean, and what is his intent? Does he truly think journalists are trying to overthrow the government? Does he think that by pointing out the thousands of lies, untruths and misstatements he has made since he has taken office (now averaging over seven per day), that correcting the record undermines American democracy? Does he think that showing how the tax cuts benefitted the wealthiest 10 percent of the...

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Dirt Dig: Essex Mud Volleyball Tournament

Players reach for the ball during the 29th annual Essex Mud Volleyball Tournament last Sunday at Tower and Chapin Road, hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. The  foundation hosts the event to raise money for programs and services for individuals and families affected by epilepsy. More than 200 people participated. (Now that’s a load of laundry). Photos by Kyle St. Peter for the Essex Reporter...

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Tomato basil salsa

By NANCY MOCK This salsa came about a few years back when my daughter and I spent most of the summer eating Margherita Pizza: a simple, summery combination of fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and loads of garlic, together with mozzarella cheese on a pizza crust. Prep time: 20 minutes. Makes 4 cups. INGREDIENTS 10 Roma tomatoes (Regular Romas in the grocery are about 3.5 ounces each. Once seeded and chopped you will have about 4 cups.) 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, removed from the stems, washed and dried 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil...

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Lime in the coconut icebox cake

By NANCY MOCK You put the lime in the coconut … and put them both in this sweet and creamy, no-bake icebox cake! Lime and coconut are together in this recipe, they are folded into the freshly-made whipped cream, which gets layered with thin and crispy chocolate wafer cookies to create this light, no-bake icebox cake. The whole thing then gets an overnight stay in the fridge to set and meld, before getting sliced up and served. The flavors are summery and tropical, and the dessert is cool and creamy! PREP TIME: 25 MIN. TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN. SERVES:...

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