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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.

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.

MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont will distribute up to 300,000 cloth face coverings to the public, emergency responders and select agencies throughout the month of August. The State Emergency Operations Center procured the masks from those donated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Vermont Foodbank a $500,000 grant to upgrade its Barre facility with new equipment and infrastructure, and increased broadband capability to better manage its satellite locations and collaborate with partners.

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PHOENIX -- Hillary Bocash was wed to Nathan Frumkin July 25, 2020 at Venue at the Grove in a ceremony conducted by Rabbi Jeremy Schneider.

Area residents can participate in the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Virtual 5K to support the National Guard Education Foundation (NGEF).

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ESSEX — Right off of Upper Main St. on Commonwealth Ave., Jules on the Green brings a little bit of sylvan charm to Essex suburbia. Their famous salmon BLT and Dutch baby pancakes are back and ready to order, as the restaurant is open for take-out, dine-in and outdoor seating Mondays and Tue…

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Corporal Bryon Wehman has a busy life. When he’s not donning his spiffy Essex Police Department (EPD) uniform, he’s enjoying time with his family, two German Shepherds and a wondering cat. The Colchester resident and three-year veteran of the EPD already has a full plate, but that hasn’t sto…

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ESSEX JUNCTION -- With “The 10 Best Days of Summer” needing to be cancelled this year, the Champlain Valley Exposition is finding new ways to use its space for summer entertainment and attractions. One of those ways was three days of deliciousness over this past weekend.

Essex High School recently announced its list of students who made their way to the Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2019-20 academic year. Students must post a grade of B or higher in every class in order to achieve the laurel.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – Banks are asking Vermonters to deposit their spare change at their local bank or use exact change when shopping, as the pandemic-related shutdowns have created a coin shortage.

This time of year I get impatient for the long-awaited harvest of my tomatoes and the taste of their sweet, homegrown flavor. But will I get to them before the arrival of the dreaded hornworms?

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COLCHESTER -- The Northeast-10 Conference recently announced its Academic Honor Roll for the 2020 spring semester. Among the 255 student-athletes who represented Saint Michael’s College (SMC), one hails from Essex Junction.

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If you planted basil in your garden, there are a few things you can do now to ensure a good harvest.

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ESSEX -- The dynamic duo behind local restaurant Railroad & Main, Todd and Courtney Roman, are thrilled to be opening their doors again for dine-in, take-out, and outdoor dining services.

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Essex is one of the first towns in the state to achieve a new community-wide credential designed by youth organizations and inspired by the positive work and research of a group out of Minnesota.

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ESSEX JUNCTION -- Hard work has allowed multiple generations of pastry lovers to frequent a local eatery for morning treats, coffee, and lunchtime sandwiches.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY — Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of History channel’s “American Pickers” are making Vermont part of their New England filming tour this fall.

BURLINGTON — The Communications Office of the Diocese of Burlington was recently recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during an online awards ceremony.

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Have you noticed lacy-looking leaves on your pole beans or roses lately? Take a closer look and you'll probably spot the culprit--the Japanese beetle.