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As the coronavirus pandemic threatens public health and the U.S. economy, more people are working from home on a regular basis. The move follows social distancing guidelines as an attempt to slow the outbreak, but keeping scattered workforces connected and productive can be challenging for m…

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In the last few days, the Essex Junction Fire Department has started to post old photos of its volunteers and vehicles--giving people a sense of what the department and its members used to look live and allowing others to reminisce.

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Zooming with friends and family has become a popular way to be mentally active while staying home and keeping healthy. Now you can “Zoom a Scientist” courtesy of the University of Vermont Extension Lake Champlain Sea Grant education team.

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For many of us staying home means doing a lot more cooking at home, which can be a daunting when you’re also trying to work and manage kids home from school.

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With short notice of needing to do so, the Child Nutrition Program of the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) quickly altered its operations in order to provide free meals for children in the area upon a state-mandated closure of schools.

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ST. ALBANS — It started as a way to stay in touch with her stepdaughter while self quarantining. It turned into a way to share music, stories, and fun with children who are stuck at home and parents who are looking for new ways to help pass the time.

Hannaford Supermarkets is donating $25,000 to the Vermont Food Bank as part of a broader to donate $250,000 to food shelves in New England and New York,

On March 11, a group of Essex High School students spent the day at the Vermont State House. The group of students are all members of Students Demand Action (part of the Everytown organization). We work to promote gun violence prevention.

The Building Systems Program at Center for Technology Essex has created a new batch of benches that are for sale! Prices range from $60-$120. If you are interested in more information or purchasing one, please contact Shawn Rouleau at 857-7611.

Director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigration (USCRI) Vermont Office Amila Merdzanovic recently visited Essex High to speak to Global Leadership Program students about the global refugee crisis and local responses.

Essex High School Theater presents A Monster Calls based on the piercing novel by Patrick Ness. The play will be on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission.

Peter Drescher has been named Essex Westford School District (EWSD) director of technology and innovation. Drescher joins the EWSD after spending the last 12 years as the state director of education technology for the Vermont Agency of Education. There, he was a state and national education …

Essex held its annual Winter Carnival at the Essex Middle School March 29 with horse-drawn wagon rides, games, face painting, and more!

Students on the Navigator Team at Essex Middle School made Valentine's Day decorations for the memory care residents at The Converse Home in Burlington. The decorations were greatly appreciated!

The Middles to Littles collaborative program between Summit Street School and Albert D. Lawton School is underway! This program provides opportunities for middle school students to develop leadership skills while mentoring K-3 students.

New York Times best-selling author Loung Ung recently visited Albert D. Lawton (ADL) School to speak with students about growing up in war-torn Cambodia. When she was 10 years of age, she escaped Cambodia and moved to the United States to settle in Essex Junction. She would attend ADL and Es…

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Area youngsters took to the stage Feb. 15--some needing to put aside their fears and nerves--to compete in the 11th annual Essex Has Talent contest facilitated by the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks Department.

Fifth graders from Thomas Fleming School went on a field trip to Shelburne Farms and participated in an “Active in Winter” lesson. Students learned what animals are active during Vermont winters, what they need to survive, and how to tell animals apart by the tracks they leave in the snow. A…

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Aside from avoiding the gutters and those troublesome 7-10 splits, one of the hardest things in bowling--at least for some novice players--is finding the right ball to use.

Six-year-old Morgan of Essex has been dealing with Leukemia for a while, but thoughts of that were far away when she learned that her wish—to meet a dolphin and stay at Give Kids the World at Walt Disney World—would come true.

On Jan. 21, three Albert D. Lawton (ADL) eighth graders presented a proposal to the Essex Westford School District School Board to raise the Black Lives Matter flag at ADL during the months of February and March. Their proposal was approved, and student leaders organized a flag-raising cerem…

On Jan. 31, Hiawatha Elementary School had the Musical Petting Zoo for students in grades first through third. A “zookeeper” came from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra with lots of musical instruments and--after a short demonstration--the kids were able to go and play the instruments.

On Jan. 15, 10 Thomas Fleming School students competed in Fleming’s Geo Bee. Congratulations to all who competed! The runner up was Catie McDonough and the winner was Cullen Metayer. Cullen has been entered to next compete in the state competition in the spring.

The Essex Westford School District would like to congratulate Ronak, a student at Summit Street School, who was recently honored by finishing in third place in a national art competition for students who are blind or visually impaired. The APH InSights Art Competition and Exhibition is an in…