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Hornets secure first seed


Essex's Hamza Halilovic skies for a header during the Hornets' game against BFA on October 20. (Photo by Josh Kaufmann)

There was no shortage of motivation on either side Thursday when BFA-St. Albans and Essex closed the regular season against each other for the second year in a row. Last fall, the Bobwhites needed a win to stay ahead of Colchester and get home field for their first-round playoff game, and came through with a…

Essex takes final seed in state tourney


Essex goalkeeper Frankie Martin makes a diving stop on a BFA player during last Friday's game. The Hornets fell 3-0. (Photo by Josh Kaufmann)

After a hard-fought overtime loss against South Burlington two days earlier, BFA-St. Albans responded well during its regular-season girls soccer finale against Essex on Friday. The Comets carried the momentum they gained during the tough 1-0 loss to a good Rebels team into Friday’s showdown with the Hornets and came away with a decisive 3-0…

Candidates contend at Debate Sunday


Gubernatorial candidates Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott answer questions at the Vermont Press Association's Debate Sunday on October 23 at St. Michael's College in Colchester. (VPA pool photo by Greg Lamoureux, County Courier)

Major party candidates for Vermont’s next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general squared off in a series of debates hosted by the Vermont Press Association at St. Michael’s College in Colchester last Sunday. Held in the McCarthy Arts Center, the three 90-minute debates began with candidates for AG at 1 p.m. and lasted throughout the…

Vt. elections won’t be rigged


Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on November 8. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former state senator, former city councilor and lifelong voter, I’ve been following our elections…