Hornets dominate early on



The Essex field hockey squad is off to a hot start after cruising in its first two games of the season. The Hornets defeated visiting CVU 4-0 in its season-opening contest before downing Rice 2-1 last Friday. 

Taking flight: Boys volleyball nets win in season opener


Senior volleyball captain Mason Hill reaches for a block during Essex's game against Enosburg on Monday. (Photo by Josh Kaufmann)

Three-time defending state champion Essex prevailed in Monday’s battle of Hornets, winning a 3-0 decision over host Enosburg in boys volleyball. Essex opened with a 25-18 win in the first set, cruised to a 25-5 advantage in the second and closed out the best-of-five win 25-16 in the third. “Essex rallied behind the dominating net…

We did the research


We heard dire warnings by some opposed to the creation of a unified recreation district. “Do the research about special taxing districts,” they told us. We did the research. Here’s what we found. The source of the stories about runaway taxes and loss of accountability is a report called “Out of Sight: How Special Taxing…