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Letter | Saxon Hill Park omission unfortunate

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I believe the Saxon Hill Forest Park was not listed in the fall Essex Parks and Recreation catalog that was mailed to every resident of Essex. It did not appear in the list of public parks in Essex on page 16 of the catalog. I would like the residents of all of Essex to know…

Edwin William “Bill” Henry

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ESSEX JCT. – After a long battle with cancer, Bill Henry passed away peacefully at the VNA Respite House on Aug. 29, 2017 at the age of 67. He was born June 1, 1950 to Edwin Ward Henry and Clepha Wheeler Henry. Bill married Donna McGettrick on Nov. 4, 1972. They were nearing their 45th…

You can be a big tree champ

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When I was growing up down in Windham County, the Windham County Forester, Bill Guenther, used to lead a Big Tree Tour every year. As I kid I hadn’t yet fallen into my current tree-crazy state, and I never attended one of Bill’s tours. One year, when I was a forestry student at the University…

We can grow clean water

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By Rose Paul I have been thinking about the power of nature with fall hurricane season almost upon us. We are all too familiar with the frightening power of nature in the form of rushing waters, hurricane winds and tornadoes that can rip through our familiar landscape in moments. What does not hit home for…

Vermont needs a shave

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By KAREN GLITMAN August has brought its share of warm, humid days. Many Vermonters rely on electric-powered air conditioning, heat-pumps, and fans to get relief from the heat. These cooling solutions make us more comfortable, but with the exception of heat pumps, these products can use a lot of electricity—and when many people crank up…