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TEST notches No. 2

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ST. ALBANS – Swimmers from the Town of Essex Swim Team swam to 70 top five finishes in individual events and 18 top three finishes in relay events at the Champlain Valley Swim League’s championship meet last weekend at the St. Albans City Pool. TEST swimmers posted 19 individual league championship victories and seven relay…

Little leaguers win big

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The Essex Jct. Little League team earned a win at the 11- and 12-year-old Vermont Little League State Championships last Saturday at Maple Street Park’s Seman Field, besting reigning state champs Brattleboro, 10-0. The win is the team’s first Vermont championship title in more than a decade. The team racked up 17 hits over six…

Storm drains spruce up

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The next time you go to Five Corners, look down. Three local artists, chosen by the Rethink Runoff Stream Team, worked tirelessly to bring storm drains to life by adorning them with murals. Each contains an inspiring and catchy phrase to remind people these drains convey untreated stormwater directly to local streams. Catch basins along Countryside…

Loretta Trepanier

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ESSEX JCT. – Loretta Mary Trepanier, 70 of Foster Road died on July 25, 2017 at her home with her loving family and nurse Nancy by her side following a long battle with COPD. She was born Oct. 19, 1946 in Cambridge, the daughter of Armand & Julia (Oliver) Baillargeon. She was a graduate of…

Beatrice Neill

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ESSEX JCT. – Beatrice (Bea) Loretta Neill (Bennett), 72, went home to the Lord on July 26, 2017 from breast cancer. She passed at home in Essex Jct., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Southampton (New York) Hospital on July 29, 1944. Bea was the daughter of the late Margaret and Tunis…

Return taxpayers’ money

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I fully support selectman Andy Watts’ vote against the town tax rate at the recent selectboard meeting and his insistence that property taxes be reduced by the excess amounts in the town unassigned fund balance. As Mr. Watts noted, town policy says that money over 15 percent of the town’s operating budget must be used…