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Letter to the editor | October 5, 2017

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Marijuana’s inconvenient truth When Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law H.200, I applauded. The late Sen. Sally Fox co-sponsored that bill to decriminalized marijuana possession. Her main objective was to eliminate the unjust penalties that result from a conviction. People who had that conviction could not obtain the required state license to become barbers, hairdressers,…

In memoriam: Autumn Lee Whitehouse

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By Contributing writer 10/07/1986 – 03/29/2005 Happy 31st Birthday Autumn, the past 12-and-a-half years have felt like an eternity. There are no words to express how much you are missed. The tears in my eyes can be wiped away, but the ache, emptiness and sadness in my heart will never go away. You are always…

Cole Paquette

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BAKERSFIELD – Cole Paquette, 14, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 surrounded by his parents, siblings and grandparents, after a courageous battle with cancer at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born April 17, 2003 in St. Albans to Craig Paquette and Jennifer Morse. Cole graduated from Bakersfield Middle School last…

Sam E. Tatro, Sr.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON – Sam Edmund Tatro, Sr., 87, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at his home in South Burlington. He was born Dec. 21, 1929, in Burlington, son of the late Harry and Melba (Ward) Tatro. Sam was employed with Vermont Transit as operations manager for 46 years. He proudly served in the Vermont…

Clean-up day planned at Indian Brook Park

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The Essex Conservation and Trails Committee will hold the 4th Annual Fall Clean-Up Day at Indian Brook Park on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help in ongoing invasive plant eradication efforts and in trail maintenance. This event is a great way to learn, not only…