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Essex High freshman wins annual State of the Union Essay contest FOX44 & ABC22

Firdaus Muhammad, 15, wrote about Islamaphobia.

Town Meeting Day: What's happening in your community

Find out what's on the Town Meeting Day ballot in your community by checking out the Free Press Chittenden County town-by-town preview capsules.

Parents upset over lack of bus routes for Essex High School  WCAX

Parents in Essex are demanding solutions from the Essex-Westford School District. They're angry that a driver shortage means no bus *service* for upwards of ...

Green Mountain Transit to fill some Essex HS bus routes  WCAX

In light of the bus driver shortage in the Essex Westford School District, Green Mountain Transit is working with the district to offer a lift to some students.

Police: Threats at Essex High School a hoax  WCAX

Police say threats made to Essex High School Tuesday turned out to be a hoax and a juvenile was issued a citation.

Essex High School latest to raise Black Lives Matter flag

The Black Lives Matter Flag is raised by students and staff at Essex High School. Photo by Gail Callahan/VTDigger. ESSEX JUNCTION — Essex has become ...

Multi-town high-speed crash ends in Essex Junction  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Benzel Hampton will be in court Tuesday after police say he took off on a high-speed chase lasting dozens of miles with several ...

Not enough bus drivers to get Essex Town students to school  WCAX

Outrage in Essex Town-- two weeks before the start of the school year, parents learned there aren't enough bus drivers to get Town students to the high school ...

NEW PLAN: Essex Westford plans minivan brigade to bridge bus driver shortage

Volunteers will drive Essex students to save them from precarious walks along state routes, according to a new plan by the school board.

Essex Junction native wins international illustration contest  WCAX

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. As a young Vermonter, Alexander Gustafson spent hours admiring the works of modern science fiction artists like Todd Lockwood ...

Snow collapses roof of Essex Junction shop  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Friday's snow collapsed the roof of a Chittenden County business. It happened at Good Stuff in Essex Junction. Officials at the ...

Essex High School safe after lockdown, suspect at large

A suspect who called in a threat against Essex High School remains at large following the school's lockdown and unplanned early dismissal Wednesday.

Essex parade kicks off All State Music Festival  WCAX

Vermont's All State Music Festival kicked off Wednesday with a parade through Essex Junction.

Railroad & Main opens in space where the Essex Grill had been in Essex Junction

Owners tore down old restaurant after it closed in January and have re-branded new eatery near the railroad tracks in Essex Junction.

Essex's Ryan Young is Vermont's Mr. Hockey for 2018

The two-way, team-first standout grew into X-factor and top scorer for title-winning Hornets team.

Missing Essex boy found in NY with teen he met on internet  WCAX

Police found an Essex teen in New York after he disappeared with someone he met on the internet.

43 investigations of Vermont teachers, 26 disciplinary actions: here are the ones that stand out

Seven Vermont educators holding principal licenses were disciplined out of a total of 26 state licensing actions. Here's a portion of the list.

Woman injured in Essex Junction house fire  WCAX

One woman suffered minor injuries in a fire at a home on Juniper Ridge Road in Essex Junction Tuesday.

Essex police, FBI identify 2 juveniles as suspects in April school lockdown

Authorities say the two juveniles will face confidential court proceedings due to their ages.

Police say security a top consideration at Champlain Valley Fair  WCAX

Police arrested a teen at the Champlain Valley Fair who they say had an air pistol that looked like a real firearm. They aren't releasing details on the suspect but ...

Toy drive gets bigger and better  WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) For the last three years, Troy Austin has held a toy drive at his home in Essex. "I wanted a nice community event for people to come ...

Essex storms past Rice and into D-I hockey final

ESSEX - The speed and three-line depth of the Essex High School girls hockey team was too much for the Rice Green Knights as the Hornets skated their way ...

Vermont's Christmas tree season is in full swing  WCAX

The owner of a local Christmas tree farm says the crop's outlook is good and he offered tips on how you pick the perfect tree.

Overcoming obstacles  WCAX

A mom, recovering from burns after a fire, cheers on her daughter as she competes on a national show.

Young ninja warriors meet for Essex competition  WCAX

Dozens pushed their bodies to the limit Sunday as part of the Third Annual Ninja Warrior Competition in Essex Junction.

Home invasion in Essex  WCAX

ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) Essex police say they responded to 73 River Road Friday night for reports of a home invasion. “We get called to report of the shots fired and ...

25th Northeast Street Rod Nationals kicks off  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) It's a day for car lovers to rejoice. We are talking about the 25th annual Northeast Street Rod Nationals at the Champlain Valley ...

Essex's Burnett steps down as football coach

The coach who engineered one of the state's most dynamic offenses in a memorable 2009 title run has decided to step away.

Essex community all too familiar with impact of layoffs  WCAX

Neliana Ferraro found out what impact latest round job cuts at GlobalFoundries is expected to have on the community.

Essex survives CVU scare to pull out 2OT win in boys hockey

Second-seeded Hornets overcome 59-save performance from Reed Dousevicz to reach D-I semifinals.

Champlain Valley Fair kicks off Friday  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) The Champlain Valley Fair kicks of Friday at 3 p.m.. Tim Shea, the director of the fair, says he expects more than 120,000 people ...

Chris Line hired to lead Essex boys hockey team

Essex High School hires Chris Line to take reins of boys hockey team after retirement of legendary coach Bill O'Neil.

Cows found starved to death at Essex farm  WCAX

ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) Nearly two dozen cows were found starved to death after a Vermont farmer could no longer care for them. It happened at the Matthews Farm ...

Vermont heat-related deaths rise to 4  WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A fourth person in Vermont has died in connection with last week's heat wave. Monday, the Vermont Department of Health said a ...

White River Junction bank robbed  WCAX

Police are looking for a bank robber in White River Junction.

2018 H.S. girls hockey playoff primer, predictions

Staff writer Alex Abrami's guide and picks for the 2018 Vermont high school girls hockey playoffs.

Dog walking with purpose  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. When Sarah Hall asked her father for a second dog two and a half years ago, he said sure, as long as Sarah paid for it herself.

Rain could put damper on first full weekend of snowmobile season  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Not only could Friday's rain cause problems for drivers and homeowners, it's not a great kickoff to winter activities this weekend.

Bathroom gender policy stirs Vermont district

Self-selected bathroom, locker room use, enacted over summer, disputed at Chittenden Central board meeting.

'Champ' license plate proposal would benefit clean water  WCAX

A proposal coming in the Vermont Legislature would create a special license plate featuring the legendary lake monster. Proceeds from the plate would go to the ...

Renovations to Vermont Amtrak station nearly done  WCAX

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) Upgrades to the Amtrak passenger rail station in the Vermont town of Castleton are almost complete. The renovations will make the ...

SoundCheck [SIV535] | Stuck in Vermont  Seven Days

5/25/18: SoundCheck is a social justice band comprised of a dozen students from nine different Vermont high schools. The teens write their own music ...

South Burlington High School Locks Down After 'Threatening' Message To Staff  Vermont Public Radio

South Burlington High School went into lockdown Wednesday morning after staff received a "message of a threatening nature." A district spokesperson told.

Police: Essex Junction fire was arson  WCAX

Police say a house fire in Essex Junction Wednesday morning was arson.

VT Insights: Early Vermont primary voting pace ahead of 2014 midterms

A relatively low primary turnout would magnify the power of voters who do show up to choose who ends up on the November ballot.

Essex approves larger town budget

ESSEX - With a loud chorus of "aye," Essex voters Monday night soundly approved a municipal operating budget of $13,704,739 for the upcoming fiscal year, ...

Cloutier-Namdar is VT Teacher of the Year

Educator will visit schools around Vermont in 2018.

Vermont Farm Show kicks off in Essex Junction  WCAX

Tractors, sheep and anything and everything agriculture-related have taken over the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. It's the annual Vermont Farm ...

Celebrity lawyer to attend fundraising events in Vermont  WCAX

Michael Avenatti-- the lawyer for Stormy Daniels-- is coming to Vermont.

Shoppers browse for treasures  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Hundreds of people headed to the Champlain Valley Expo, hoping to escape the cold and find some unique pieces. There were ...

Is closure of South Burlington skate park a sign of the times?  WCAX

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The options for indoor activities for kids and teens are dwindling in Chittenden County. Long-time community hotspots have ...

Essex hockey player suspended, probe ongoing

Essex High School is investigating allegation of "inappropriate behavior" by a boys hockey player.

Freight train derails near New York-Vermont border  WCAX

Emergency crews are busy after several freight train cars carrying propane derailed in Hoosick, New York, Wednesday night close to the Vermont border.

Windsor County men charged with obstruction of justice  WCAX

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Two Windsor County men and and a former inmate at the Springfield prison face obstruction of justice charges after ...

Essex Junction issues boil water notice

Essex Junction issued a boil water notice on Feb. 1 after a major water line break threatened water quality.

Outdoor enthusiasts head indoors for Yankee Sportsman's Classic  WCAX

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) For those who love all things outdoors, The Yankee Sportsman's Classic is the place to be. Now in its 27th year, the event is ...

New school district proposed in Essex, Westford

Voters will decide the fate of the school district proposal in November.

Essex girls rugby dominate title match

Essex High School girls rugby club claimed the state tile in a rain-soaked match Sunday afternoon, with an emphatic 54-12 win over South Burlington.

VA reaching out to veterans in crisis Video  WCAX

Galen Ettlin spoke with Dr. Laura Gibson, the interim director of mental health at the VA in White River Junction, about their efforts to prevent prevent suicide.

Essex, Westford to decide fate of school districts

Mark Andrews, the school superintendent in Essex Town, is effectively pushing for a change that would put him out of a job.

Essex's Bill O'Neil is a coach for all seasons

Editor's note: This story was originally published May 15, 2011.)

Can Darren Perron conquer his fear of fair rides?  WCAX

You probably didn't know it but our Darren Perron is a little scared of amusement rides. So he got some young experts to give him a hand at the Champlain ...

Vermonter tried to outrun troopers to avoid arrest  WCAX

WILLISTON, Vt. An Essex Junction man is facing multiple charges after police say he tried to avoid arrest. Troopers stopped a car on Vermont Route 2-A in ...

Vermont man accused of hitting woman with car  WCAX

LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) A Vermont man was arrested after police say he purposely hit a woman with his car at a New Hampshire gas station.

The Year of Living Differently: A Life-Altering Ski Accident Hasn't Stopped Ryan McLaren  Seven Days

The sun was shining on two feet of *fresh* snow the day Ryan McLaren's life changed forever. March 17, 2017, began happily for the 30-year-old...

Essex, Westford OK district merger

Voters in Essex, Essex Junction and Westford decided to create one school district to cover all three towns.

The Family Room: Music for the masses  Rutland Herald

Music from across the pond We know John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Now meet Steve, Mark, Brian, Craig and Tony also known as the Mersey Beatles.

White River Jct. welcomes new business, says farewell to old  WCAX

New business and new housing are on the way to downtown White River Junction as part of a multimillion-dollar development phase. But as a part of that rebirth ...

RESULTS: Essex re-elects incumbents to Selectboard

Selectboard Chairman Max Levy and Andy Watts secure three-year terms; defeat challenger Mona Sheppard.

Gender-free bathroom bill sees no opposition in Vermont Senate

A bill that would remove gender designations from all single-user bathrooms met no opposition Tuesday in the Vermont Senate.

Vermont Stage set to leave FlynnSpace for Main Street Landing

Burlington's professional theater company opens "The Curious Incident" Oct. 3, its last downtown production before moving to Main Street Landing.

Chittenden County polling locations

The polling times and locations in Chittenden County towns for the Aug. 9 primary and Nov. 8 general election.

World Cup Champion Visits Far Post  WCAX

Kristine Lilly spoke and trained with youth soccer players in Essex Junction Saturday.

USCIS to welcome 82 new citizens at two ceremonies in Chittenden County  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present 82 citizenship candidates to the US District Court Vermont District ...

Opinion: Take action on gun violence

I pray I will never have to support to a family mourning the loss from a mass shooting.


Alyssa Jean Cioffi and Joshua Robert Jacobs were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 2014.

Vermont Schools Implement 'Best Practices' for Transgender Equity  Seven Days

Missy Semprebon of Waterbury sees herself as a mom in the know. So her ears pricked up when she overheard her 16-year-old son chatting about...

Village Embraces Rail in Bid to 'Put the Junction Back in the Junction'  Seven Days

Every seat was occupied in the waiting room at the Essex Junction Amtrak station on the first Wednesday in January. Passengers going south to New...

VT students named National Merit finalists

Just under 40 Vermont students are semi-finalists in a prestigious academic scholarship program that weighs test scores, school academic record and ...

Inspired By French Tradition, Essex Junction Residents Plan Event To Celebrate Neighbors  Vermont Public Radio

Neighbors Day may be the most popular spring celebration you've never heard of. It's a (relatively new) French tradition that spread across Europe and is.

Vermonter who carried torch in Charlottesville makes no apology

The Burlington man who lost his job for participating in this weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is unapologetic about his views that ...

Assembly Required: Vermont Tech's New Manufacturing Degree Program Builds Better Workers  Seven Days

If Vermont manufacturers could design and assemble the ideal employee to join their future workforce, that person would look a lot like Ethan Guillemette. The...

Winooski business puts new spin on laundry

Chris Asanya fondly remembers Feb. 7 — the day his family-owned and operated laundromat opened in Winooski — as a "scary day." Years of planning ...

Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017  Seven Days

Paul Martin LaBrusciano (Paulie Roots) passed away on February 05, 2017, in Burlington, Vermont. Paul was born on April 21, 1966, in Manhattan, New York.

From techie to teacher: A new career

Lay-off spurs career makeover in exciting direction.

Meet Burlington's Newest Online Music Publication and Production Company  Seven Days

Any Burlington resident who's tried to throw a rager or turn their home into a makeshift nightclub likely shudders at the words "noise ordinance." The...

2014 Harrow Sports/NFHCA All-American teams, final Top 20 high school field hockey rankings released

Both the final Top 20 national rankings from and the 2014 Harrow Sports/National Field Hockey Coaches Association High School ...

Two Rochester Students Named as Minnesota's 2013 Presidential Scholars  St. Paul Asian American Press

Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2013) — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 ...

U.S. Senate budget deal ditches Trump plan, spares Vermont programs in 2017

Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., at a press conference Monday in Washington, D.C. Cuts to Lake Champlain and Planned ...

Christina Schumacher begged police for help TWO DAYS before husband killed son  Daily Mail

Two weeks short of his fifteenth birthday Gunnar Schumacher was drugged and strangled by his father. Former National Guard Colonel, Ludwig 'Sonny' ...

Christina Schumacher to be released from psychiatric ward after husband killed son and himself  Daily Mail

Christina Schumacher, 48, of Vermont, had been at Fletcher Allen Health Care since December 19 - a day after 14-year-old Gunnar Schumacher and ...

Charlottesville protester has no regrets after being fired  Daily Mail

A man who was fired from his job after being filmed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this week says he has no regrets about attending ...

'Hamlet' too hard? Try a comic book  Christian Science Monitor

It may be a shocking dilution of academics - or an ingenious way to hook reluctant readers.

US Top 50 Junior Boys Indoor Returnees By Event

Check out the nation\'s top 50 boys returnees among the class of 2018 (juniors) for the upcoming indoor season.

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