Author: Reporter staff

Village, town awarded grants for stormwater permitting

The Essex and Essex Jct. Joint Stormwater Coordinating Committee announces Tuesday the village and town have recently been awarded several grants amounting to $575,304 in funding in the last three months: $283,000 for the replacement of a vacuum truck.  This truck has a larger capacity than the current vehicle and will be used for stormwater and sewer maintenance needs in both the Village and Town. $271,138 for cul-de-sac retrofits on Acorn Circle, Oakwood Lane, and Sage Circle.  This includes work to be done to direct stormwater runoff into an infiltration system. $11,566 for outfall repair and ditching work on...

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Essex Police Report: March 26 – April 1, 2018

Arrests 3 DUIs Monday, March 26 4:04 a.m., Animal Problem on Greenfield Rd. 7:44 a.m., Passing School Bus on Susie Wilson Rd. 7:54 a.m., Family Disturbance on Carmichael St. 8:17 a.m., Suspicious on Indian Brook Rd. 10:30 a.m., VIN Inspection on Susie Wilson Rd. 10:52 a.m., Accident on I-289 12:13 p.m., MV Complaint on Pearl St. 12:41 p.m., Citizen Assist on River Rd. 1:58 p.m., Agency Assist on Kimberly Dr. 2:01 p.m., Agency Assist on Park St. 4:35 p.m., Accident on Center Rd. 5:14 p.m., Citizen Assist on Mansfield Ave. Tuesday, March 27 7:52 a.m., Alarm on Park St....

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Essex Police Reports: March 19 – 25, 2018

Monday, March 19 12:18 a.m., Threatening on Pearl St. 6:12 a.m., Theft of Motor Vehicle on Pearl St. 8:02 a.m., Animal Problem on Baker St. 10:35 a.m., Traffic Hazard on Sand Hill Rd. 11:35 a.m., Accident on Lincoln St. 11:41 a.m., VIN Inspection on Brigham Hill Rd. 12:35 p.m., Disorderly Conduct on Lincoln St. 12:42 p.m., Agency Assist on Essex Way 1:05 p.m., Agency Assist on Maple St. 1:30 p.m., Citizen Assist on Abare Ave. 2:18 p.m., Agency Assist on Upper Main St. 3:23 p.m., Alarm on Browns River Rd. 3:35 p.m., Alarm on Hayden St. 4:14 p.m., Animal...

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Schools confront safety, anxiety after Parkland

By COLIN FLANDERS, MICHAELA HALNON & COURTNEY LAMDIN with additional reporting by KAYLEE SULLIVAN Peter Farrell had a ritual after every school shooting. It was born in 2006, after an event most people here need no reminder of: A lone gunman killed a teacher at Essex Elementary School, back when such a scenario felt rare, before so many schools became places known for all the wrong reasons. After becoming principal at Essex Elementary, Farrell saw teachers sob after Sandy Hook from their empathy with the devastation and the reminder of that day. That was back when he’d check in...

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