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Discovery Museum fed curiosity for all

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By COLIN FLANDERS Polly Whitcomb McEwing sat in the dining room of Lynnette Donahue’s Essex Jct. home on Monday for a glass of iced tea and an afternoon of nostalgia. Though it was about 20 years since Essex’s Discovery Museum closed its doors, the two had no shortage of memories. Remnants of the museum’s history…

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Luana and William McCormick, whose engagement announcement appeared in the first-ever Essex Reporter, display their wedding album at their Williston home. The couple will celebrate their 35th anniversary in October. (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

By KAYLEE SULLIVAN, 35th follow up After 35 years of marriage, Luana and William McCormick are still blissfully wed, settled in Williston. Their engagement announcement was printed in the Reporter’s first-ever issue, and the couple married on Oct. 10, 1981 at the Holy Family Church in Essex Jct. A reception at the Sheraton followed. After…

Birth(day) announcement

Karen Doolan is pictured on the steps of her family’s Essex Jct. home with a photo of her daughter, Charity, as a toddler. Charity's birth announcement was in the first Reporter. (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

Congratulations to Charity Fuller, daughter of Karen and Michael Doolan, who turned 35 on Tuesday. She was born on July 12, 1981, the same week The Essex Reporter came to life. Fuller currently lives in Essex with her husband, Brian, and 12-year old son, Liam Mitchell. Liam himself was featured in the Reporter two years…

Essex man faces federal drug charge

By COLIN FLANDERS A man is facing a federal drug charge after police found 160 bags of heroin at a Burlington residence where police suspect he based his drug operation, court records show. Vermont State Police arrested Phillip Wilson, 36, of Burlington last Wednesday. It was the culmination of a five-month investigation by the Northern…