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AOTW: Grant Robertson

Grant Robertson Senior | Guard Senior Grant Robertson buried a go-ahead three in the final minute to help lead Essex over Burlington last Monday night. The bucket capped off a career night for Robertson, who finished with a game-high 26 points to help Essex move to 2-3 on the young...

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AOTW: Kylie Acker

Kylie Acker Senior | Forward Senior captain Kylie Acker helped the Hornets pick up their fifth-straight win of the season with a 12-point outing against U-32 on December 27. She led all Hornet scorers in the victory, which advanced Essex’s record to a...

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Letters to the editor (12/28/2017)

Regarding the $1M town budget increase and proposal for 5 more employees Decades of sizable development projects and the resulting increased population and infrastructure require more town staff. The expected 1 percent increase in the grand list will not reduce property taxes. Residential and business development bring in property taxes, but the cost of services is more than the tax revenue brought in, a net tax increase and a large one. As Essex grows, so do our property taxes. Property taxes have tripled since 1997. Water and sewer fees have doubled since 2006. We do not have enough sewer...

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Top stories from 2017

1) Essex High School swatting incident At 9:58 a.m. on April 12, an anonymous caller informed Essex police he intended to use weapons and explosives to harm students at Essex High School, sending all Essex Jct. schools into an hours-long lockdown. The call was later deemed a fictitious report, its purpose only to prompt a massive police response. And massive it was: Nine law enforcement agencies, including the Vermont State Police Bomb Squad and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, set up a perimeter around the campus. Officers armed with assault rifles combed through the parking lot while tactical vehicles...

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Obituary: Barbara Jacobs

Barbara was born July 4, 1937 in Lake Placid, N.Y., the daughter of Milbert and Myrtle (Clark) Myers. She graduated from the Albany Business College with a degree in English. On Feb. 7, 1959, she married Joseph Jacobs at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake, N.Y. Barbara taught English and worked for many years as assistant librarian at the Essex Jct. Educational Center. She was a very talented knitter and quilter and loved doing crafts and sewing. She was also a very gifted pianist. In addition to her husband, Joseph, of Essex Jct., she is survived by her...

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