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Message from Montpelier: March 23


As you read this we’ve begun the second half of the session, having passed crossover on March 17. Crossover is the day bills in both bodies must be voted out of their committees in order to be voted on the floor and passed to the other chamber.   The budget bills are due March 24. …

Patricia S. Colteryahn



ESSEX JCT. – Patricia S. Colteryahn of Essex Jct. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, March 14, 2017 at 9:50 p.m. She passed peacefully at Starr Farm Nursing Center after a long decline from Alzheimer’s disease. Born to the Rev. Perry L. and Marion H. Smith in Lewisburg, Penn. on Oct. 11,…

Robots battle at EHS


Isaak Olson, Nicholas Benevento, Carl Fung and Emily Moehn pose with their robot during annual Robot Rockfest, which Essex High School hosted last month. (Photo by Sabrina Ligouri)

Robotics teams from across New England crowded the Essex High School gymnasium last month to participate in the annual Robot Rockfest. On February 11, 300 students from 32 different high schools made up the teams, half of which were from Vermont. Friends and family supported the engineering skills of competing students by cheering during quarrels…