Essex man arrested for heroin possession


Jeffery P. Mauger

South Burlington police say they arrested an Essex man for possessing heroin. Police say they stopped a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Jeffery P. Mauger on White Street in South Burlington on April 13. During the stop, police searched Mauger’s vehicle and found heroin, the news release said. Police say they also arrested a passenger in…

EHS Theater heads to New England competition


EHS theater students will perform at the 2017 New England Drama Festival this coming weekend. (Courtesy photo)

For the first time in Essex High School history, a group of theater students are headed to the New England Drama Festival. The group of about 25 students, led by first-year EHS theater director Aly Perry, won a state title for their one-act play, a rendition of “The Boy at the Edge of Everything.” “Really,…

EWSD voters say ‘no’ to combined ballots


Essex Westford School District residents voted against combining school budget voting results at the district's annual meeting earlier this month. The measure would have meant residents wouldn't know how each community voted. (File photo by Colin Flanders)

Essex Westford School District residents will continue to see a breakdown of their budget votes by community after defeating a proposal last week that would have combined ballots among Essex Town, Essex Jct. and Westford. Considered at the district’s annual meeting April 10, the measure would have produced a single vote total for all EWSD’s…

Jules on the Green debuts


Jules on the Green owner Silvio Mazzella is pictured at his new cafe at 1 Commonwealth Ave. in Essex. The cafe, which opened April 4, is 100 percent peanut and tree nut free. Mazzella's daughter, Julianna — or Jules — was born with a nut allergy and was the inspiration behind the new spot. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are also available for guests. (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

Opening a restaurant is like having a baby — or at least that’s how Jules on the Green owner Silvio Mazzella describes it. He spent countless hours preparing for the café’s debut, and when the doors opened on April 4, his baby was born — and he foresaw the lack of sleep to come. The…