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Meet Betsy Dunn

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As your state representative, I invite the residents of Essex to meet with me on January 12 from 7-8 p.m. at the Essex Free Library. This is the first of what will be regular monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of every month. The purpose is to update you on the happenings at the…

SSG William Paul Shine III

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SSG William “Will” Paul Shine III, 31 of Essex Jct., passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 after a seven-month battle with leukemia. Will proudly served his country as a U.S. Army staff sergeant stationed at Fort Eustis, Va. Will is remembered by his wife, Morgan; his son, William “Liam” Paul Shine IV; his parents William…

Michael A. Relyea

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ESSEX JCT. – Michael Abram Relyea, 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Burlington with his family by his side. Michael fought a brave fight with cancer but simply wanted to be remembered as a husband, Dad and Papa rather than another cancer death. Michael was born in Schenectady, N.Y. on Nov. 3, 1948…

Media bias doesn’t belong in local reporting

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I take exception to your decision to highlight only lurid aspects of the recent recreation department debates (2016 Year in Review, Dec. 29). By the way, an STD, in addition to being shorthand for “special taxing district” is a venereal disease, not a contraceptive option, as your article stated. The tone of this part of the “biggest headlines” section sounded like sour grapes to me.…