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Essex man cited for DUI No. 5

By COLIN FLANDERS Police say an Essex man was cited for his fifth driving under the influence offense on Sunday evening. Steven Wendel, 43, was also cited for driving with a suspended license, police said. Wendel was processed at the Essex Police Department and released on citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court – Criminal…

Energy committee searches for new leader

By MICHAELA HALNON, 35th follow up Thirty-five years after village trustees sought a volunteer energy coordinator, the town has started the search for a new energy committee chairperson. A three-year member of the committee, Reed Parker stepped down from his position in preparation for his move to Williston, member Irene Wrenner said. Filling the energy…

Storefront comes with history

The building at 8 Railroad Ave that once housed Ellen Meier's Cake World and is now home to Up in Smoke Shop has been the subject of some controversy over the years.  (Photo by Michaela Halnon)

By MICHAELA HALNON, 35th follow up In 1981, it was Ellen Meier’s Cake World. Thirty-five years later, stories published by The Reporter show the building at 8 Railroad Ave. has seen more than its fair share of controversy. On April 25, 2007, a fire tore through the site. Multiple apartments and two storefronts were completely…

1981 planning projections slightly off the mark

By JASON STARR, 35th follow up Essex community development director Dana Hanley spent some time last week trying to get into Don Rich’s head. Her predecessor, whom she had not heard of before reading a story in the first issue of The Essex Reporter about his first weeks on the job in summer 1981, had…