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Pedestrian safety is paramount in any community

Chief Brad LaRose is spot on to take on changing the gun ordinance in Essex, as we just moved from Colchester to Essex because we felt Essex enforced no shooting areas for runners, mountain bikers, hikers and cared more about pedestrian safety than Colchester. As a runner, sailor, professional in the Colchester community, I found…

Village files lawsuit against homeless man

By COLIN FLANDERS The village of Essex plans to file a lawsuit against Michael Barney, the homeless veteran living in front of the Essex fairgrounds’ entrance, sparking the next step in a multi-week process aimed at removing him from the grounds. The lawsuit, written by attorney Andrew Bolduc of McNeil, Leddy & Sheahan, states Barney…

Golden lineage

By JASON STARR When it comes to business, the Goldberg family knows how to evolve. For three generations, the family’s entrepreneurial endeavors have met the changing times, and most recently, Kyle Goldberg sees a growth opportunity in coffee. He recently launched Golden Ladder Coffee on Susie Wilson Road, next to The Bagel Market, the store…

Drone regulations grounded

By Jason Starr Where does wildlife habitat end and federally regulated airspace begin? It’s a question trustees and staff members at the Winooski Valley Parks District are grappling with as a growing number of Vermonters seek open spaces to fly unmanned aerial vehicles — commonly called drones. A group of drone users that coalesced online…