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Town fixes police parking lot

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Residents driving by the Essex Police Department this week might wonder why the parking lot of their 3-year-old, $7 million facility is in disrepair. The problem is, town officials say, the station’s lot was never right to begin with. Last spring, less than a year after the lot’s debut, the pavement started heaving. A technical…

Company seeks drivers as deadline approaches

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Counting the days to next school year might feel a bit overzealous. Yet for the company that will be busing Essex Jct. students, summer couldn’t feel shorter. Brian Hemenway, general manager of Student Transportation of America, parent company of Mountain Transit, said he’s struggled to find bus drivers and cautioned he will need “flexibility” from…

Essex Jct. vegetable garden sprouts growth

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On any given night or weekend, Heather Horrigan can be found working at the Cottage Patch, the family herb and vegetable business she operates out of her Essex Jct. home. Upon entering the sunroom, the aroma of fresh basil and rosemary fill the air. Just beyond the room on the mowed lawn lies an impressive…

Concert benefits famine relief in Somalia

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Musical notes bounced off the walls of the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester on Saturday, June 17, accompanied by a desire to bring famine relief to Somalia. In partnership with the Vermont Somali community, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival joined the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program in Colchester for…

Keurig layoffs affect 40 Vt. employees

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On June 14, Keurig Green Mountain announced it will lay off 130 employees, according to corporate communications manager Katie Gilroy. Approximately 40 positions in Essex, South Burlington and Waterbury, primarily salaried and administrative employees, will be affected, Vermont Department of Labor commissioner Lindsay Kurrle said. Under the WARN Act, employers are required to notify employees…