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Let’s talk about schools now, not in January

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By EMERSON LYNN One of the complaints from the last legislative session was that legislators were not properly notified as to the challenges facing our school system and what the Phil Scott administration intended to do. The governor and legislative leaders should make it a goal not to have the same thing said of them…

Letters to the editor: October 12, 2017

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Commuters helped Puerto Rico Thank you, Five Corners commuters! I am writing to share an update from the Essex Resists honk and wave fundraiser for Puerto Rico hurricane relief on September 28 in Five Corners. We committed $500 as a group to the Hispanic Federation after getting 482 honks and waves from passersby in Five…

Memorial honors teacher, Essex resident

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Malletts Bay is many wishes richer. Each wish took slightly different trips to the lake’s bottom — some slid in from the dock at Bayside Park, while others plunked into the calm waters or skid across their surface — yet all carried the memory of Kathy Bonfigli, a Malletts Bay School teacher and Essex resident…

A natural progression

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Food writer Tracey Medeiros of Essex just published her latest book, this one focusing on recipes made with non-genetically modified organisms. “The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook” adds to Medeiros’ growing collection, which includes “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook,” “The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook” and “Dishing Up Vermont.” Medeiros is also a freelance food writer, food stylist…

Farrington receives conference honors

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Essex High School graduate and Endicott freshman Emma Farrington was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Week for the third time in just her first season running for the Gulls. Farrington helped Endicott earn a fourth-place finish as the top runner on the team, placing 18th overall with a time of 24:36.3…