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Message from Montpelier: February 16

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Most of last week’s legislative work took place in the various committees. Relatively little time was spent on the floor, which was a relief given the prior contentious week. There were 44 bills introduced in the House last week. With the possible exception of the paid family leave bill (H.196), most would be of interest…

Paul Stanley Winship

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Paul Stanley Winship

Paul Stanley Winship, 81, of Lowell, passed away November 25, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 7, 1935 in Fairfax, the only child of Stanley Sylvester Winship and Frances Matilda Cross. His family moved to Essex Jct., where they lived and worked on the Whitcomb Farm for many years. He graduated in…

Charles F. (Chap) Cook

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Charles F. (Chap) Cook

Charles F. (Chap) Cook, 75, of Shelburne passed away quickly and quietly Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at his home. He was born in Hackensack, N.J. to John Cooper Cook and Emily Morse Cook Riley of Abbeville, S.C. He was raised in Bethlehem, Penn., where he met his beloved bride in seventh grade and graduated from…

Letters to the editor: February 9

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Town consolidation efforts thoughtful I offer a different view on merger and consolidation than William F. Bailey Jr. did in the Jan. 26 Essex Reporter. In my view, the consolidation efforts undertaken by the village and town have been thoughtful and very much in the open. Specific municipal government departments or activities are reviewed to…