State seeks instructors for new fishing program

Vt. Fish & Wildlife is seeking instructors for its Let’s Go Fishing program. A free training workshop for interested volunteers is scheduled for September 17 in Vergennes. (Photo courtesy of Vt. Fish & Wildlife)

The Vt. Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to become “Let’s Go Fishing” instructors and pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation. The department will host a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd., Vergennes. Instructors in the Let’s…

Essex Jct. 11 and 12 all-stars win district tournament

Jacob Reyome, Eli Bostwick, Matthew Correia, Ben Deibler, Mary McClintock, Gabe White, John Smith, Eli Robinson, Scott Gintof, Matthew Safer, Matthew Cincotta, Nick Taylor and Patrick Herrin. Manager Dave Bostwick, and coaches Tony Taylor and Jeff Goodrich.  (Courtesy photo)

By COLIN FLANDERS The Essex Jct. 11 and 12 little league all-stars team cruised to a district championship last month before coming up just short in the state tournament. Essex Jct. began its district tournament flawlessly in pool play, beating Milton, Missisquoi, Browns River and Georgia to enter the elimination round as the No. 1…

Essex voters choose Minter, Scott

Essex residents cast their votes during the primary election Tuesday afternoon at Essex Middle School. (Photo by Colin Flander)

BY COLIN FLANDERS Since Tuesday’s state primary had little impact on Essex’s house of representative hopefuls — all eight candidates are moving on to the general election — the real story was found in the gubernatorial races. In what proved to be a surprisingly lopsided Democratic contest, voters in all three Essex districts — Chittenden…