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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…

Letters to the editor: April 13, 2017


Cook was right to stand up I very much appreciate and admire Sue Cook’s willingness to express her concern about coercion on the selectboard. The board should not be a top-down, monolithic entity. Yet, there seems to be pressure to conform to a single board “point of view.” Standing up to that kind of intimidation…

March Madness event still growing


The Middle School March Madness mini-season hit Chittenden County for the third-straight year, bringing together 46 teams from 12 participating schools and over 420 middle school athletes for a showdown April 1. Making their first appearance at the event were Edmunds and Hunt Middle Schools from Burlington, as well as Camels Hump and Browns River…