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Made in Essex: Houghton thrilled by opportunity in Essex

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Lori Houghton has always been a go-getter. In 1991, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Houghton landed a secretarial position for an information management corporation in Philadelphia. She worked her way up through the ranks of the company and, in 2000, accepted a promotion in Cleveland that saw her leading a $50 million division…

Robertson earns weekly conference honor

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St. Michael’s College baseball sophomore and Essex High School alumnus Joe Robertson was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll last Sunday. Robertson hit .400 (6-for-15) with a .600 slugging percentage and .471 on-base percentage from the No. 2 slot. He added two runs, a double, a triple and two walks while striking out…

Watts and Levy to seek re-election

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Essex voters will have an incumbent candidate in both of the selectboard’s elections this Town Meeting Day. Chairman Max Levy and selectboard clerk Andy Watts both confirmed they’re seeking re-election to their three-year seats when voters hit the polls March 7. Petitions to run for the selectboard are due to the town clerk’s office by…

State: Fairfax CTE students to stay put

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The Center for Technology in Essex received welcome news Tuesday after the Vermont Board of Education denied a request to reassign students from the Franklin West Supervisory Union to a different service region. CTE director Bob Travers said the proposal would have meant losing $640,000 in revenue for the state’s largest tech center if passed…