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James R. Long

James R. Long

James Robert Long, II, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Winooski and Ligonier and Pitcairn, Penn, went to be with the Lord, in the early morning of Friday, May 13, 2016, in his home. Born Nov. 27, 1946, in Pitcairn, he was a past commander of VFW Post 6689 in Essex Jct. having served…

Crews battle Essex brush fire

By COLIN FLANDERS Fire crews fought a brush fire near Route 289 in Essex on Monday evening after residents reported smelling smoke that afternoon. Those reports prompted crews to investigate the scene, and by 4:40 p.m., the fire had spread to several acres, a press release said. Access to the area was restricted due to…

Blaze damages Lost Nation Road home

Fire crews fought a two-story house fire on Lost Nation Road on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Essex Fire Dept.)

By COLIN FLANDERS A Lost Nation Road homeowner awoke to a house filled with smoke on Sunday morning. A press release said the man attempted to put the fire out with an extinguisher, but the flames had already spread, forcing him to leave the home as he struggled to call 911 due to poor cell…

Police: Driver collides with motorcyclist

By COURTNEY LAMDIN A Burlington man was ordered into court after police say he collided with a motorcyclist in an early morning crash on Tuesday. Police say Jeremy Rodriguez, 23, of Burlington, entered the intersection at Pinecrest Drive and Colchester Road without making a complete stop and hit 39-year-old Dan Ingham of Milton, who was…