Reporter staff

Join us in planning Essex’s future

By

Over the next year, the Essex Planning Commission and Community Development Department will be undertaking a project to update the Town Center Master Plan, created more than 25 years ago. An updated master plan will guide future development in the town center area and influence how Essex looks and grows in coming years. Public input…

Despite vote, we’ve made progress

By

I want to thank the residents of Essex who went to the polls last week to vote on the proposed recreation department consolidation. Having a democracy in which we have the ability and the right to vote is fundamental to who we are as Americans.   With that said, feelings have been running high, and…

Looking beyond the recreation district vote

By

We would like to thank the Recreation Governance Study Committee for its hard work, professionalism and perseverance on behalf of this community in preparing us for last week’s vote. They enthusiastically engaged in many hours of lively public meetings and graciously endured unfair and, at times, withering criticism. Although we’re disappointed with the result, we…

Busy year in 2016 and big agenda for 2017

By

Due to the efforts of a full and active committee, the Essex Conservation Committee was quite busy in 2016. Working in collaboration with the trails committee and the selectboard, our accomplishments included the following: Ongoing joint reviews with the Essex Trails Committee of development proposals, offering suggestions to improve development trends in Essex; Hosting the…