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EHS student wins nat’l scholarship to volunteer abroad

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Henry Wu of Essex High School is one of 10 winners in a national scholarship contest called, “AFS Project: Change.” Wu will receive a full scholarship to spend two weeks in Guatemala this summer with AFS Intercultural Programs, where he and the nine other winners will collaborate on a volunteer project designed to promote environmental…

Hornets off to fast start

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The defending champion Essex softball team is off to a quick 3-1 start after downing Rutland 10-1 last Saturday.  The win came two days after the Hornets’ 20-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of Missisquoi, who held on for a 10-8 result. Sophomore Caitlin Toth allowed five hits and no walks in the…

Older Americans Month celebrates our seniors

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May is fast approaching, and for our seniors that means celebrating Older Americans Month. Begun in 1963 following a meeting between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens, May was designated as “Senior Citizens Month,” the predecessor of “Older Americans Month.” Every U.S. president since then has issued a…

Vt. Press Association praises legislature for passing shield law for journalists

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The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources. The House of Representatives gave final approval to the legislation, 140-2, on Thursday afternoon and is sending the measure to Gov. Phil Scott for his signature. “This is an important…

Message from Montpelier: April 27

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We are closing in on the finish line for this session. Below are a few notable pieces of legislation from this past week. The healthcare committee voted 11-0 on S.133, an act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination. Our committee worked closely with the Department of Mental Health, Agency of Human Services…

Letters to the editor: April 27

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Where should we cut taxes? In the April 20 edition, Steven Gold writes a “perspective” column entitled “What Vermont Can’t Afford” in which he decries the reduction in state funds for the Reach Up Program and goes to some length to enumerate specific areas where Vermonters will suffer. He advises that more funds would be…