Author: Reporter staff

A night to shine

Over 500 churches around the world, including the Essex Alliance Church, hosted Night to Shine on February 9, providing an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. “Night to Shine made me feel included and that I was beautiful even though I have some unique abilities. It allowed me to know that people are fine just the way they are,” said Ben Towley, the 2017 guest of honor. More than 120 guests arrived to a red carpet welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Royal treatment continued inside, including hair and makeup, shoe...

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Letters to the editor (2/22/2018)

Full disclosure needed There has been much press about an investigation over personnel matters at the village and town that has many taxpayers wondering how and why our hard earned tax dollars are being spent. Some point to privacy and confidentiality as being reasons the information is not disclosed. Here’s an idea – no, a request. Please be transparent regarding the matter that involved hiring a private investigator at the expense of $10,000 (thus far and to the best of our knowledge). The name of the individual(s) involved does not need to be revealed (at this point anyway), but...

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Essex Police Reports: Feb. 12 – 18

Monday, Feb. 12 8:46 a.m., Suspicious on Allen Martin Pkwy. 12:04 p.m., Accident on Pearl St. 2:11 p.m., Citizen Assist on Pearl St. 7:46 p.m., Suspicious on Autumn Pond Way 8:14 p.m., Intoxicated Person on Browns River Rd. 9:16 p.m., Suspicious on Pearl St. Tuesday,  Feb. 13 7:49 a.m., Family Disturbance on Maple St. 8:16 a.m., DLS Susie Wilson Bypass 10:08 a.m., Citizen Assist on Pearl St. 11:14 a.m., Attempt to Locate on Pearl St. 1:02 p.m., Vandalism on Brigham Hill Rd. 1:25 p.m., Animal Problem on Rustic Dr. 2:36 p.m., Citizen Assist on Sand Hill Rd. 2:47 p.m.,...

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