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Hornets cruise at home meet

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Both Essex track and field teams beat Colchester, Middlebury and Winooski during a meet at EHS last week. Hornet winners included Henry Farrington (1500m), Peter Alden (3,000), Sam Velasquez (high hurdles), Jamaal Hankey (300m hurdles) Michael Baker (pole vault) Ryan Guerino (long jump), Breyer Sinor (shot put and discus), Andrew Elliott (javelin), Katie James (400m),…

Messages from Montpelier: May 11, 2017

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When I started thinking about writing this week’s column, I thought I would be reporting on the end of the 2017 session of the Vermont Legislature. I was wrong. As most of you know, at the end of the day last Friday, leadership of the House and Senate decided the legislature could not finish its…

Letters to the editor: May 11, 2017

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Grateful for delegation that fights for healthcare rights It is a relief to have not had to spend the very short lead-up to the vote on the revised American Health Care Act furiously calling our congressman, Peter Welch, to beg him to be humane. I would like to thank him for voting no. Planned Parenthood…

Vermont Systems: It runs in the family

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Bob Willey prefers work to leisure. “There is nothing that appeals to me more than work,” the 84-year-old former owner of Vermont Systems said from his company’s Essex headquarters. “It’s invigorating.” For the last 32 years, Willey and his children Giles, Laurie and Kate have owned and operated Vermont Systems, which specializes in recreation and…