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Jct. all-stars bring the heat

The Essex Jct. 9 and 10 baseball all-stars finished second in the District 3 tournament. The all-stars finished a perfect 4-0 in pool play, earning them a spot as one of the final four teams in the double elimination tournament. After making it to the finals, Essex Junction dropped a 14-9 contest to Browns River,…

TEST cruises past Vergennes

Ross Macy comes up for air during TEST's meet against Vergennes last Thursday. TEST defeated Vergennes by a score of 351-140. (Photo courtesy of Finest Image Photography)

The Town of Essex Swim Team cruised last Thursday at Sand Hill Pool, finishing with a final score of 351, more than double Vergennes’ score of 140. Triple winners included Elise Subin-Billingsley, Meghan Denton, Anders Linseisen, Erik Linseisen, Lucy Miquel, Ashley Warren and Kevin Hancock. TEST’s double winners included Claire Toomey and  Jake Crock. Up…

Village recognized for urban tree program

Essex Tree Advisory Committee chairman Nick Meyer is pictured by a row of trees planted last year off Route 15, just past the town offices. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

By COLIN FLANDERS The village of Essex Jct. is now one of six Vermont communities to boast Tree City USA status, recognizing the village’s efforts to create and expand its urban forestry program. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to the board of trustees last week congratulating the village on its accomplishment. “I have…

Asbestos causes alarm but no unsafe exposure

By COLIN FLANDERS The Essex Town School District had a visit from the Vermont Department of Health last week when parents raised concerns after the school failed to notify them of asbestos removal at Founders Memorial School while students were in the building. Parents grew frustrated after learning of the project, which was to remove…