Taking flight: Boys volleyball nets win in season opener


Senior volleyball captain Mason Hill reaches for a block during Essex's game against Enosburg on Monday. (Photo by Josh Kaufmann)

Three-time defending state champion Essex prevailed in Monday’s battle of Hornets, winning a 3-0 decision over host Enosburg in boys volleyball. Essex opened with a 25-18 win in the first set, cruised to a 25-5 advantage in the second and closed out the best-of-five win 25-16 in the third. “Essex rallied behind the dominating net…

We did the research


We heard dire warnings by some opposed to the creation of a unified recreation district. “Do the research about special taxing districts,” they told us. We did the research. Here’s what we found. The source of the stories about runaway taxes and loss of accountability is a report called “Out of Sight: How Special Taxing…

Support for Houghton


For those of us Essex residents who also live in Essex Jct., we are fortunate this fall to have an outstanding choice on the ballot, as Lori Houghton is running to represent our community as a state representative. Lori is a rare combination of the core attributes that both of us most value in elected…

Unified district will erase local control


As a taxpayer in the Town of Essex, I would like to inform the public in the town of some interesting facts about this special district being formed. With the consolidation of the school district, and the school district no longer wants to maintain their responsibility of running Essex Jct. Parks and Recreation any longer,…