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First Reporter reprint brought back memories

There was an item of interest in the reprint for The Essex Reporter’s 35 birthday, printed in last week’s paper – the announcement of my daughter’s wedding, VANROYEN-WRIGHT. Read and noticed with amusement all of the typos and incorrect spellings in this article. I think The Reporter has improved a great deal since then. “Daughter…

Blast from the past was a trip

To all of you, not just the editor, I read (OK, scan) the paper every week. I appreciate learning a little something each week. This week I read with fascination the follow-on articles from 35 years ago. As I read, I envisioned the crumbling first copy you mentioned and thought, “What a shame that the…

Derogatory jokes shouldn’t be condoned

Essex is a vibrant community with an increasingly diverse population, along with exciting business and development growth. It was therefore disheartening to view the video of the June 9 Essex Planning Commission meeting during which a derogatory “joke” was made at the expense of some of Essex’s community members. During a discussion regarding the regulation…

Sirotkin stands out

There is one candidate that stands out for me in the crowded field of 11 Democratic Senate primary candidates – Sen. Michael Sirotkin. I knew Michael well before he became our senator following in the footsteps of his very special wife, the late Chittenden County senator and Essex representative Sally Fox. I first met Michael…