It’s hard to find any aspect of education that isn’t different this year than before. Food services for students in the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) is among those variations.
SOUTH BURLINGTON – Although the Humane Society of Chittenden County's (HSCC) doors have been closed to the general public since the first “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order in March, HSCC staff have been working throughout the pandemic to continue providing a high level of care to animals in need,…
Are you registered to vote? Here’s how to check your voter registration status and make sure your information is correct before the General Election Nov. 3.
RUTLAND — Federal district court Judge Geoffrey Crawford has dismissed a suit seeking to alter the state's plan to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters beginning Friday.
Fall brings many great things that come in beautiful shades of orange, yellow, red and brown. Pumpkins and winter squash are among the most wonderful of these.
Train whistles can still be heard through St. Albans on a daily basis, but none of them since March have indicated that passengers are making their way down the line.
MONTPELIER – The nation’s leading infectious disease expert has praised Vermont’s response to COVID-19 but warned Vermonters to remain “prudent” as fall and winter approach.
In an unusual move, the Town of Essex Selectboard and Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees held separate and simultaneous meetings Sept. 8, causing attendees who wished to participate to pick one or multitask and be quick to bounce between the two when it was time for the public to be heard.
SOUTH BURLINGTON – The 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, is scheduled to conduct F-35 night flying from Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 17, with additional night operations from Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 24.
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters of a regulation designed to help keep Vermont deer healthy by banning the use of any deer lure containing natural deer urine or other deer bodily fluids.
Four Vermont rivers leading to Lake Champlain will be treated for invasive sea lamprey in the coming weeks, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In a press release issued Sept. 11, the Essex Police Department (EPD) said it has made an arrest in connection with four summertime burglaries between a pair of locations in town.
Vermont is set to receive nearly $4 million in federal funds to support the state’s suicide prevention work, according to a Thursday announcement from Gov. Phil Scott’s administration.
MONTPELIER — On Friday, Governor Phil Scott announced that he’s once again extending Vermont’s State of Emergency.
And just like that, it's time to start thinking about the weekend again. Even though this week was a short one, it might have been bittersweet, as we said goodbye to summer but felt the excitement that comes with starting a new school year — even if the classrooms and buses look very different.
The commercial space at 217 Pearl Street is available to lease, but that doesn’t mean that its previous tenants are out of business.
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has set a minimum age requirement of 12 years for their online-only hunter education course, bowhunter education course and trapper education correspondence course to begin on October 1.
GRAND ISLE – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for projects that will reduce pollution from stormwater runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed.
Gov. Phil Scott has joined counterparts from New Hampshire and Maine in calling for an end to a recently reinstated tariff on aluminum from Canada.
Vermont lawmakers have forwarded legislation offering pandemic-related stimulus benefits to Vermonters initially left out of federal CARES Act stimulus due to their immigration status.
ESSEX – A recent report from Vermont’s state auditor is challenging the legality of tax incentives awarded to Marvell Technology Group following its purchase of a GlobalFoundries subsidiary in 2019.
MONTPELIER – The Scott administration’s twice weekly news conference saw officials foreshadow reopening schools’ next steps as COVID-19 appears to continue only a slow spread in Vermont.
MONTPELIER – In an executive order issued Friday, Gov. Phil Scott outlined his administration’s goals for police reforms relating to police departments’ use of force, data collection and other reforms.
HUNTINGTON -- Midway through the morning event, an 11-year-old Essex Junction girl was getting exhausted from all the excitement and joy. But it was well worth it as she was thrilled to see some close friends and family during the seventh annual event named after her.
MONTPELIER – The Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum announced the discovery of two paddlewheels, likely fragments of the Steamboat Phoenix, which caught fire and sank exactly 201 years ago today on September 4, 1819 on Lake Champlain.
The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) shared what it will look like inside a few of its buildings at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. While some areas of the schools might look just the same to students, others will be noticeably different due to safety measures implemented to h…
The following students from Essex recently received academic honors for the Spring 2020 semester as reported by their respective institutions of higher education.
It’s that time of year. And while many things are a little different this year, the most important fundamentals remain the same. Kids’ feet grow. They wear flip-flops all summer. Time for ‘back-to-school’ shoes. The temptation may be to take the position: “Oh gee, she’s just going to grow ou…
COLCHESTER -- Now that students are back and classes have started, Saint Michael’s College (SMC) is repeating its message to the local public that the campus is not to be used by people who are not students, employees, contractors, or do not have prior approval to do so.
The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) School Board held its last meeting before the start of the 2020-21 academic year Sept. 1. Here’s a look at some of the major topics and details shared.
MONTPELIER – A series of updates offered by Scott administration officials Tuesday saw officials touch on planned “child care hubs,” reporting on COVID-19 for reopened schools and an outbreak of COVID-19 linked to a private party in Killington.
At an ideal time, with the start of the academic year right around the corner, the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) recently received a kind donation of student supplies from a credit union based out of New York.
COLCHESTER − More than 70 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing will deploy this month for up to six months to multiple locations.Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19 and the need to build in time for quarantines, these 70 airmen are being deployed ahead of sched…
COLCHESTER – Vermonters who receive a call from someone claiming to be from their utility company demanding payment for an overdue bill should hang up, a coalition of the state’s utility companies said Wednesday.
CHITTENDEN COUNTY — As part of its ongoing #Hiring2DayVT virtual job fairs, the Vermont Department of Labor is offering two dates in September that will focus on jobs in Northwest Vermont.
The organizers of a yearly outdoor event, and the parents of an active local girl, aren’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop them from raising awareness and funding for charity. It’s just going to look a little different than it has in recent years.
CHITTENDEN COUNTY — The State of Vermont recently unveiled its #BuyLocalVermont stimulus program to help residents support local businesses.