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Sara Nancy Benevento


Sara Nancy Benevento, 76, passed away as a result of heart and kidney failure on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 with her beloved husband, children and family by her side. She now joins our Heavenly Father in eternal life. Sara was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 3, 1940 the daughter of the late Joseph and…

Nordic takes first and second


An Essex skier leads the way during the Hornets' race last week at Dickinson Farm in St. Albans.

The Essex boys and girls Nordic skiing teams placed first and second, respectively, at last week’s meet at Dickinson Farm in St. Albans. The Hornet boys led the pack with an overall score of 16, followed by BFA-St. Albans with 39 and Burlington High School with 46. The Hornets placed a trio in the top…

Hornets crowned NVAC champs


1) Gabe Allen looks for a pin during the NVAC championships last Saturday. (Photo by Bob LoCicero)

The Essex wrestling squad took first place at the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference championships last weekend at Champlain Valley Union. The Hornets cruised past Milton and Mt. Abraham in the quarter and semifinals, respectively, before downing CVU in a tough finals match up. Up next for the Hornets is the JV state championships at Spaulding…

Letters to the editor: February 16


Support Mona Sheppard I will be voting for Mona Sheppard on Tuesday, March 7 for a seat on the Essex Selectboard. Her experience in municipal government and her finance background will add value to the board. Mona is committed to effective, accountable and transparent government. I believe she will work to ensure programs and processes…