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Growth and change in the Village Center

By ELAINE SOPCHAK and GEORGE TYLER, Essex Jct. Board of Trustees It’s a fact: Despite slow growth in the rest of the state, people are still moving to Chittenden County. Many choose to live in Essex Jct. because of our easy access to Burlington, the interstate, trains and buses, plus outstanding schools, libraries and recreation…

First Reporter reprint brought back memories

There was an item of interest in the reprint for The Essex Reporter’s 35 birthday, printed in last week’s paper – the announcement of my daughter’s wedding, VANROYEN-WRIGHT. Read and noticed with amusement all of the typos and incorrect spellings in this article. I think The Reporter has improved a great deal since then. “Daughter…

Blast from the past was a trip

To all of you, not just the editor, I read (OK, scan) the paper every week. I appreciate learning a little something each week. This week I read with fascination the follow-on articles from 35 years ago. As I read, I envisioned the crumbling first copy you mentioned and thought, “What a shame that the…

Derogatory jokes shouldn’t be condoned

Essex is a vibrant community with an increasingly diverse population, along with exciting business and development growth. It was therefore disheartening to view the video of the June 9 Essex Planning Commission meeting during which a derogatory “joke” was made at the expense of some of Essex’s community members. During a discussion regarding the regulation…