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Hornets cash in homecoming win against BFA-St. Albans


Liam Coulter flees from a BFA defender. (Photo by Tim Hughes)

High school sports can be all about momentum swings, and Essex proved that by capitalizing on BFA mistakes to sting the Bobwhites 34-7 on Friday in Essex. However, the game and battle between the two Division I football rivals was closer than the score indicated. “That was a tough football team across the way,” Essex coach Charlie…

Bolshoi bound: Jericho girl heads to Moscow


Jericho teen Julia Spensley, pictured above during a performance, was recently accepted to the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet program in Moscow. (Courtesy photo)

This January, Julia Spensley of Jericho is heading to Russia. The high school junior was recently accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet’s trainee program in Moscow. Every year, hundreds of dancers vie for the right to attend, and Spensley is thrilled to be one of the few international students getting that opportunity. Founded in 1776, the…

No training wheels for Dylan


Essex has two wonderful candidates running to represent Essex Jct. in the Vermont House. I want to share my reasons for supporting them. If you vote at Essex High School, you will have the option to vote for Lori Houghton and Dylan Giambatista.   Lori Houghton has served the village in so many ways. You…

Dylan is prepared to represent Essex Jct.


It is with great excitement that I write in support of Dylan Giambatista to represent Essex Jct. in Montpelier. Dylan has the right blend of local and legislative experience to serve our community. He grew up in Vermont, has worked in business and state government, and sees issues from many sides. From 2014 until May of this year, he worked in…