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Message from Montpelier: April 20


Three more weeks until the session is over! The pace in the house has become intense. Each committee is trying to get their bill onto the floor before the session is over. We spend the majority of our time on the floor and not with committee time. My committee, health care, has passed some very…

Letter to the editor: April 20


Thankful for lockdown response I write this letter after a harrowing several hours waiting outside of Essex High School during the recent lockdown. My daughter and many of her friends were inside. There was clearly a credible threat, and right now I am grateful for many things… … for the teachers and staff at the…

Message from Montpelier: April 13, 2017


The 2017 legislative session is on track to adjourn in early or mid-May. There is great urgency for the Vermont General Assembly to complete its work, as federal policy makers have promoted national budget cuts that will impact state operations. Given that the federal budget year starts October 1, and we likely won’t know what…

Police: EHS cleared after threat


Law enforcement officers responded en masse to Essex High School this morning after police say a male made threats. (Photo by Colin Flanders/Essex Reporter)

All Essex Jct. schools were on lockdown Wednesday morning after police say a male subject called saying he intended to harm Essex High School students with weapons and explosives. The call came in at 9:58 a.m., and the district went into lockdown shortly after, Essex police Cpt. George Murtie said. No injuries were reported. Police…