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10 years out, students recall slain teacher

By Colin Flanders As Essex senior Jason Harnois stood inside the skating rink following graduation rehearsal last Friday, his mind drifted back to a day in late August 10 years ago. He’d been helping his former second grade teacher, Alicia Shanks, move to a new classroom throughout the summer. That day, like many others, he…

Rec study committee decides on joint district

By Colin Flanders The study committee tasked with exploring ways to provide parks and recreation services to the town and village voted to form a union municipal district. The 10-member committee unanimously approved the move at its June 8 meeting, which would consolidate the village and town’s rec budgets and create its own taxing entity.…

Hornets complete historic season

By Colin Flanders The Essex softball team completed its season of perfection in Poultney on Monday evening en route to capturing its first title since 2012. Down two, Mount Anthony got the tying run on base before Essex hurler Allie Rutz induced a grounder to second to secure a 4-2 win. It was a fitting…