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Essex Area Senior Center to become municipal dept.

The Essex Area Senior Center voted to disolve its nonprofit status on Monday with plans to become part of the municipal department. The village municipal offices are pictured above. (Photo by Michaela Halnon)

By MICHAELA HALNON Members of the Essex Area Senior Center, Inc. voted unanimously on Monday to dissolve their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and transfer center management to the municipality of Essex. More than 75 of the 171 senior center members attended a special meeting at the municipal offices to discuss the impending change with the existing…

Sew far, sew good

Jenna Jeter, 7, of Essex is an avid quilter. This weekend, she took part in the Vermont Quilt Festival for the third year in a row at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

By COLIN FLANDERS In her third year participating in the Vermont Quilt Festival, Jenna Jeter operates like an old pro. While many quilters were off preparing for the weekend ahead, Jenna started off last Thursday morning with a brisk yoga session before suffering through a one-man media blitz in her backyard. Later that evening, she…

Shaking the grade

As of now, Essex High School has no plans to lower its passing grade to 60 from 70. (File photo)

By COLIN FLANDERS The road to Essex’s unified school district is ushering in all sorts of change, from financial controls and governance, down to its very name. But one major component at Essex High School will remain the same. Essex High School has a passing grade of 70. There’s no mandated grading scale in Vermont,…

Death reported at GlobalFoundries

Police say a man died of self inflicted wounds while on the job at GlobalFoundries in Essex on Monday. (File photo)

By JASON STARR A 60-year-old GlobalFoundries employee reportedly died of self-inflicted wounds while on the job Monday in Essex Jct., according to the Essex Police Department. Police responded to GlobalFoundries about 10 a.m. Monday to find workers administering CPR to the man. The man was unresponsive and transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center,…