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Michael Barney moves on

By COLIN FLANDERS Michael Barney’s days of living in front of the Essex fairgrounds appear to be over, nearly three months after the village board of trustees commenced a process to evict him. Deputy Sheriff Lt. Daniel Gamelin informed Barney, a homeless veteran, on Aug. 15 he had one day to vacate before he could…

Mud season

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Over 275 participants got down and dirty for a good cause last Sunday during the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont’s 27th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament in Essex Center. The event was expected to raise over $8,000 for individuals and their families affected by epilepsy. The Essex Fire Department filled the courts with water in preparation for…