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Let the sun shine in


An open government makes for a better government. Next week is Sunshine Week, and it is being celebrated all across the nation. In reality, it should be celebrated every week – not just next week – in Vermont and every other state. Here at the secretary of state’s office, our operations assume 625,000 Vermonters are…

Reporter, newspaper group take home awards


The Essex Reporter and fellow Champlain Valley News Group publications were honored with more than 50 editorial and advertising awards this year at an annual convention celebrating newspapers across New England. The New England Newspaper and Press Association handed out the prizes in Boston on February 24 and 25, including an honorable mention for Reporter…

Underhill tries to preserve history this Town Meeting


Volunteers patch up the District 5 Schoolhouse, located in Jericho, during a workday last year. The schoolhouse is said to be only one of 15 publicly owned schoolhouses in Vermont.

On Town Meeting Day, voters in Underhill will have the opportunity to help preserve a piece of history. The District 5 Schoolhouse is said to be only one of 15 publicly owned schoolhouses in Vermont. Established in 1811, the current building is the third to be erected at that location. It is listed on the…

Essex set for run at states


Dominick Lessard skates behind the Essex goal during the Hornets' game against BFA-St. Albans last Saturday. The Hornets fell 3-1.

The Essex boys hockey team is eying a third-consecutive state finals berth after finishing the regular season on a 3-1 run. The Hornets dropped their final game to BFA-St. Albans 3-1, their second loss to BFA this season. Yet their late surge positioned them in fourth as the state tournament begins. Essex now sits in…