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Local students used engineering and math to have fun in the snow, learn some science, and--at least for the near future--change the landscape of their school’s property.

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On Jan. 14, four Essex High School (EHS) students were among nine young musicians who put on a stellar performance at the Cathedral Arts’ Young Artist Showcase Recital at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington.

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Chris Luke is an employee of The Essex Agency, and his son, Colton Luke, has been deployed to Japan to help guard interests and people in that part of the world.

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Essex High School seniors Alessandra Michaelides, Samuel Phillippo, Henry Wu, and Nathan Wu qualified as finalists for consideration in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Recently, the Town and Village Highway Employees, assisted by personnel from the Essex Parks and Recreation Department, picked up and recycled over 1,855 Christmas trees from the community.

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More area college students have received academic accolades recently for earning stellar grade point averages (GPA) during the 2019 fall semester.

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The Essex Rotary Club has made the 2020 selections for its annual awards which honor individuals for community service and their dedication to living the Rotary motto of “Service above self.”

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An idea two years in the works took another step closer to becoming a reality on Jan. 14 during a joint meeting with the Essex Selectboard the Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees.

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is asking for donations of new and like-new purses, clutches and handbags for its annual Purrrses for Paws event.

While spring semesters are beginning to get underway for institutions of higher education, fall honor lists are being released with local students earning themselves some of those decorations for their stellar grade point averages (GPA).

The Essex Police Department responded to 130 incidents during the week of Jan. 6-12. Listed below are some of those calls.

Was it the promise of free food? Was it the idea of supervised crafts and activities for kids? Or was it the opportunity for people from around town to get together for no other purpose than to be together?

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The Essex Police Department (EPD) advised the public this past week that there have been traffic signal changes for a couple intersections along the heavily-traveled Susie Wilson Road.

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A copper turtle weather vane dedicated to the memory of Alicia Shanks, a second-grade teacher at Essex Elementary School who was murdered in 2006, has been stolen.

The Essex Police Department responded to 115 incidents during the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5. Listed below are some of those calls.

BURLINGTON – In response to a recent report detailing past sexual abuses by members of the clergy, Vermont’s Catholic Church has hired an independent victim assistance coordinator to support abuse survivors and their families.

In 2020, all food scraps – from businesses and residents – will be banned from Vermont’s landfills. That means, in the New Year, Vermonters must do more than just resolve to compost more – they must be refuse-compliant.

Vegetarian eaters are no longer a minority in North America. There’s as many as 8 million of us here, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

Rise VT wants you and your family to drink fewer sugar sweetened beverages in the coming year, and for good reason.

Whether there should be one Essex or a town and village is once again a topic of heated debate as the town selectboard and village trustees move forward with plans to hold a vote on creating a single municipal government in November 2020.

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The Brownell Library in Essex Junction recently had a display showcasing some of our community’s hopes and fears for now and the future. Submissions started being accepted in August and then decorated the walls of the Kolvoord Community Room through December.

Ben Lewis, a seventh-grade student, won the final round of Albert D. Lawton (ADL) School’s National Geographic Geo Bee against sixth-grader Liam Baty. Several sudden elimination rounds took place in a close battle for first place. This is Lewis’ second consecutive year as the ADL champion.

Heather Bushey has been named the director of accounting and finance for the Essex Westford School District (EWSD). A certified public accountant, Bushey joins the EWSD with over 20 years of experience in the financial field, which includes lengthy roles as both a chief financial officer and…

Rob and Alyssa Black endured one the greatest losses that can behalf a family. Their son, Andrew, took his own life in December 2018.

The Unified Sports teams at Essex Middle School competed in a state unified bowling tournament recently where they received two golds, two silvers, and two bronze awards.

Students at Essex Middle School decorated their homeroom doors with seasonal decorations and lights. Guidance and office staff members judged each door on theme, creativity, and seasonality with the winning classroom receiving a hot chocolate and movie party.

One of Hiawatha School parent teacher organization’s (PTO) expressed goals is to “provide support and assistance to families and staff in an effort to create the best possible education for each child.” In spring of 2019, the school began to look at its efforts toward equity and inclusion, i…

One of the more extensive discussions around the town this past year was focused on a revised ordinance for governing firearm use in the town.