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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s Dept. of Taxes is anticipating a 5 percent increase in spending by Vermont’s schools, which would translate to the largest increase in education property taxes in the past decade.

BURLINGTON – The University of Vermont Medical Center is closing operating rooms at its Fanny Allen campus for the month of December, and shifting surgeries to its main hospital campus at 111 Colchester Avenue, while hospital staff work with state officials and an outside consultant to inves…

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Former Essex baseball player Theo McDowell delivers a pitch vs the Vancouver Canadians, the Toronto Blue Jays Class A Short Season Affiliate. For the 2019 season,Theo was a member of the Texas Rangers Northwest Short Season A affiliate the Spokane Indians.

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Last week, the Essex Junction Recreation & Parks Department (EJRP) announced that it was selected to receive state funding for the transformation of one of its facilities.

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Troy’s Toys is returning to Maple Street Park for the second-straight year in an attempt to collect toys for the Salvation Army.

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ST. ALBANS — For the past two weeks, Vermont Representative Peter Welch has been part of history in the making. Along with fellow members of the House Intelligence Committee, Welch has been questioning witnesses in the impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Donald J. Trump.

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ESSEX — Staff at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center were notified Tuesday that the Scott administration will ask the General Assembly to close the facility next year.

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Aunt Dot’s Place in Essex is enjoying a new location, although moving trucks weren’t needed to transfer the organization and all of its supplies.

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, locals ate on the same budget allotted for food stamps as part of Hunger Free Vermont’s tenth annual 3SquaresVT Challenge.

Levi Russell Hutchins was born at the University of Vermont Medical Center on Oct. 24 to Brooke and Alex Hutchins of Essex. Grandparents are Beth and Steve Smith, Robin and Keith Scarbeau, and David Hutchins and Valerie Lipka.

United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com/.

The Essex Selectboard announced its endorsement of the 10th-annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2019. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the independent businesses which make local communities unique and provide valuable contributions to the economy.

Community members Chip and Mary Hart are calling on fellow Vermonters to donate turkeys to Feeding Chittenden, and they will match the next 500 turkeys donated! Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Feeding Chittenden is 3,873 short of its 4,500 goal.

Vermont State Game Wardens and the Vermont Marine Corps League are partnering to support Toys for Tots. Wardens will accept toys, gift cards, and donations until Dec. 15, which will allow time to transfer them to the Toys for Tots program.

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Shakespeare meets leather jackets meets 1950s rockabilly in Essex High School’s (EHS) fall production of Cry-Baby. Based on the cult classic John Waters film of the same name, the risque musical follows a central teen love story set in post-war Baltimore to the tune of tongue-in-cheek rock a…

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As a working mom with her own accounting business, Essex resident Stephanie Mack has worked out of her home office for most of her career. But with a new baby, a puppy, and teenage boys at home, she decided to set out in search of a quiet office to rent.

Saint Michael's College men's basketball senior Eli DiGrande of Essex Junction landed a spot on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Nov. 17. It was DiGrande's initial accolade of the season and third of his career.

MENTOR Vermont recently awarded 25 grants, totaling $348,735, to support youth mentoring programs throughout the state. The 2019-2020 Vermont Mentoring Grants will support more than 100 new and existing program sites, and more than 1,800 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.

3:19 a.m. Welfare Check at Edgewood Drive.

In the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 17, an Essex resident was arrested for Driving Under the Influence #1 in South Burlington.

On Thursday morning, a car smashed through the Smart Home Furnishings storefront in Essex after the driver’s foot allegedly slipped onto the gas pedal.

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Katherine Lewis of Essex Junction earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award, for her project, Renewable Resources for Hiawatha Elementary School.

Have you ever thought about how different baking and cooking are? When cooking, you can add a little of this and a little of that, adjusting on the fly. When you bake, it’s important to get the proportions just right before putting it in the oven. There are few opportunities to correct in th…

Essex High School has been identified as having one of the top high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs in the United States according to a Newsweek ranking that was released last week. EHS is the only school in Vermont to be ranked in the top 500 overall…

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Seventy-eight employees are expected to lose their jobs come January as a result of the recent purchase of a GlobalFoundries subsidiary by a global semiconductor company, according to a “warn notice” letter to the state.

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More than 80 area 4-H'ers and family members gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Nov. 3 for the annual Chittenden County 4-H Achievement Dinner and Awards Night. 

Consultants last week shared findings from a visioning process for the Saxon Hill Forest with the Essex selectboard, reporting that residents expressed a desire to both seek out new recreational opportunities while maintaining what the town already has.

Essex Police arrested a Colchester resident driving through town, after an investigation into a malfunction in his vehicle led them to discover nearly 15 grams of cocaine.

A new suicide support group is for anyone who has been touched by suicide loss recently or long ago who wants to work through their grief in a safe, respectful environment is now meeting monthly.

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Selectboard chairwoman Elaine Haney earlier this month called on Vermont legislators to explore new funding streams for public access television stations in light of a new federal rule that could jeopardize a vital source of revenue.

The Essex Junction Fire Dept. will be receiving $141,000 from the federal government. Essex Rescue, in conjunction with Colchester Rescue and the Williston Fire Dept. is receiving $305,000.

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