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Essex Free Library book reviews (2/8/2018)

The Immortalists By Chloe Benjamin Adult Fiction, 2018 What if you knew the date of your death? This novel addresses this theme with the four Gold children – Varya, Daniel, Klara and Simon – in the late 1960s living in Manhattan. During one summer vacation, they all decide to visit a fortune teller famous for predicting when people will die. We follow each sibling over time as they come to terms with their predicted date of death. Each part centers on one sibling acting as a period piece from the 1980s to 2000s. Did the fortune teller know the...

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George A. Dunbar, Jr.

ESSEX JCT. – George A. Dunbar, Jr. shed his earthly ties on Jan. 27, 2018 to go to his heavenly home. Born Oct. 8, 1925 to George and Tressa (Haley) Dunbar of Windsor, he spent his youth in Windsor graduating with honors from Windsor High School in 1943. George enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1943 at the age of 17 to be deployed to the Pacific theater to pilot landing crafts during the invasion of Okinawa. George returned to Windsor after the war where he met the love of his life, Olive (Tootsie) Russell, whom he married...

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Margaret Glaze

Margaret Helen Tylar Fields Glaze died in her sleep on Jan. 28, 2018. Margaret was born on Sept. 15, 1929 in Los Angeles to Helen Dorthy and Harvey Lee Tylar. The family moved to Lakeport, N.H., where she met and married Frederick E. Fields. Marge and Freddy enjoyed swing dancing, swimming, skiing and amateur radio activities. They lived in the Essex Jct. area and had four children. Marge was active in the VFW. Her passions were bingo and fishing. Her stories and sense of humor will be missed by many. Margaret leaves her sister, Phyllis Drury; her children Rebecca,...

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Essex Police Reports: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

Jan. 29 – Feb. 4 Monday, Jan. 29 1:53 a.m.,  Suspicious on Central St. 2:06 a.m., Suspicious on Maple St. 7:50 a.m., MV Complaint on Susie Wilson Bypass 10:15 a.m., Suspicious on Educational Dr. 11:40 a.m., Larceny on Pearl St. 1:33 p.m., Animal Problem on Rustic Dr. 1:48 p.m., Suspicious on Park St. 5:26 p.m., Citizen Assist on West St. 6:06 p.m., Larceny on Center Rd. 8:41 p.m., Citizen Dispute on Lincoln St. Tuesday, Jan. 30 6:26 a.m., Traffic Hazard on Susie Wilson Rd. 9:03 a.m., Accident on I-289 9:31 a.m., Accident on Weed Rd. 11:39 a.m., Citizen Dispute...

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Sport Shorts (2/8/2018)

By JOE GONILLO Seriously. The groundhog sees his stinkin’ shadow. Great. More winter, thanks a lot. Sorry skiers. February sports action is heating up, despite the weather, for all our high school teams. The end of the regular season is creeping up making games more important down the stretch. I also covered a wedding down in Charleston, SC last weekend…interesting story below. There was plenty of white stuff on the ground at Smuggler’s Notch, where Essex alpine hosted the Essex Carnival over the weekend. Here are the team scores from the event: Harwood (127), MMU (211), Rice (259), BFA...

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