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Bernice M. Conner

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Conner, Bernice

ESSEX – Bernice M. Conner, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the comfort of her home on Thursday March 9, 2017. Bernice was surrounded by family who supported her through the final leg of her life’s journey as she succumbed to heart disease. Please join us in honoring Bernice’s life journey on Saturday,…

Letters to the editor: March 16

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Half of voters sought change I want to thank all the voters who participated in the recent election for the Town of Essex Selectboard. I especially want to thank all those who came out on a cold, windy, rainy March day to vote for a relatively unknown candidate. Although we didn’t get the result we…

Hornets fall in semifinals to BFA

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Senior Justine Martin looks for a pass during the Hornets' game against BFA-St. Albans on Monday night at Essex High School. Essex fell 1-0 to end its season 16-4-2. (Photo by Josh Kaufmann)

Regular season, state championships or, in this case, a 1 vs. 4 semifinal, it doesn’t matter. Year after year, BFA-St. Albans and Essex girls hockey games usually come down to one mistake and one goal. After being eliminated short of a girls Division I hockey championship three years in a row by the Hornets, the…

Gleason scores twice in win over nation’s No. 1

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Notre Dame sophomore and former Essex High School standout  Brendan Gleason cashed two goals, including the game winner, for the No. 4 Fighting Irish as they downed top-ranked Maryland last  Saturday at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The win moved Notre Dame to 3-0 on the young season and marked their second straight win…