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Five Corners building on track for September opening

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By JASON STARR Five Corners developer Brett Grabowski expects the building under construction at the corner of Park and Pearl streets will be about one-third occupied when it opens in September, with the majority of street-level commercial space spoken for. McGillicuddy’s restaurant has leased the corner retail spot, leaving 10,000 square feet remaining for first-floor…

CCSU announces new finance director

Winooski City Manager Katherine "Deac" Decarreau was named chief financial officer of Chittenden Central Supervisory Union this week. (Courtesy photo)

By COLIN FLANDERS The Chittenden Central Supervisory Union announced Katherine “Deac” Decarreau was named its new chief financial officer, set to begin August 1. Decarreau, a Winooski native, worked as the city manager for her hometown over the past seven years. She was responsible for all aspects of city operations, including finance, human resources and…

‘Four Corners’ trial scrapped

The Brownell Block of Main Street will be closed to cars and converted into a pedestrian plaza under plans advocated by village officials and community organizers. (Photo by Jason Starr)

By JASON STARR The vision of a pedestrian plaza in the heart of Essex Jct., with the first block of Main Street closed to cars, has captured the imagination of village officials and community organizers. Earlier this year, the citizens who organize the annual block party and street dance on Railroad Avenue considered a one-day…

Essex golf takes 3rd and 4th in state finals

The Essex boys golf squad took fourth in the state championships held at Ralph Myhre Golf Course with a final score of 339. Adam Ely led the Hornets, shooting a 78, good enough to tie for fourth place, followed by Brody Yates (82), Jordan Calhoun (87), Teagan Anderson (92) and Brennan Moreau (92). Ely and…