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Developer considers major revamp of Essex Outlets

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As the rise in e-commerce hollows shopping centers across the nation, their desolate halls, like forgotten Olympic villages, offer clear warning: Evolve or get left behind. For Peter Edelmann, managing partner of the Essex Outlets, the retail transformation was no surprise. “It was coming,” he said in an interview last Friday. “It was just a…

Don’t call it a comeback: Q&A with TLC’s T-Boz

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In case you missed it, the ‘90s are back. From crop tops to tattoo chokers to classic sitcom reboots (here’s looking at you, “Full House” and “Will & Grace”), trends predating the second millennium are having a moment. That includes music trends, too: For the second year in a row, Champlain Valley Fair-goers can relive…

Essex native to lead National Guard public relations

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Just as his relatives did before him, Essex’s Mike Arcovitch grew up with a desire to serve his country. Leaving his teaching career behind, the 2002 Essex High School graduate is now fulfilling his goal full-time as he settles into his new role as public affairs official for the Vermont National Guard. “[I’m] coming into…

Boards narrow search for recruitment firm

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The Essex board of trustees and selectboard narrowed their search to three firms to recruit a replacement for joint municipal manager Pat Scheidel, who tendered his resignation last week effective for April 1, 2018. Members read through the six applications prior to their joint meeting August 7, where they performed an informal vote via sticky-notes,…

Fab 9 facility celebrates 60 years in Essex Jct.

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A contingent of prominent Vermont statesmen, including Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Phil Scott, gathered August 9 at GlobalFoundries’ labyrinthine Essex Jct. campus, nicknamed Fab 9, to celebrate the site’s 60th anniversary. The celebration took place in a sweeping courtyard behind GlobalFoundries’ main lobby, where attendees mingled and chatted over hors d’oeuvres – including a…