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Message from Montpelier: April 13, 2017

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The 2017 legislative session is on track to adjourn in early or mid-May. There is great urgency for the Vermont General Assembly to complete its work, as federal policy makers have promoted national budget cuts that will impact state operations. Given that the federal budget year starts October 1, and we likely won’t know what…

Police: EHS cleared after threat

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All Essex Jct. schools were on lockdown Wednesday morning after police say a male subject called saying he intended to harm Essex High School students with weapons and explosives. The call came in at 9:58 a.m., and the district went into lockdown shortly after, Essex police Cpt. George Murtie said. No injuries were reported. Police…

Letters to the editor: April 13, 2017

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Cook was right to stand up I very much appreciate and admire Sue Cook’s willingness to express her concern about coercion on the selectboard. The board should not be a top-down, monolithic entity. Yet, there seems to be pressure to conform to a single board “point of view.” Standing up to that kind of intimidation…

March Madness event still growing

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The Middle School March Madness mini-season hit Chittenden County for the third-straight year, bringing together 46 teams from 12 participating schools and over 420 middle school athletes for a showdown April 1. Making their first appearance at the event were Edmunds and Hunt Middle Schools from Burlington, as well as Camels Hump and Browns River…

Leonard L. Pilus

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ESSEX JCT. – Leonard Louis Pilus, 95, passed away Saturday March 25, 2017 at Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington. He was born March 14, 1922 in New Windsor, N.Y., son of the late Joseph and Mary (Gilnick) Pilus. He proudly served his country for three years in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was…