Village News

The Town of Essex & Village of Essex Junction collected a total of 293 lbs. of food and raised $400 in donations at two popular community events this spring.

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Why Essex? The high students that attend the center come from Essex and surrounding communities to learn about teaching young children. The preschool children also come from Essex and the surrounding areas to attend preschool. We love being part of the Essex community and watching as the preschool children grow and attend other schools! –Lissa Bogner

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The Village of Essex Junction Community Development and Public Works Departments would like to remind all residents that overgrown grass or weeds taller than one foot is a violation of our blight ordinance. 

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Stop by the 1st ever Planning Commission Open House on Tuesday, June 11th from 6-6:30 PM at the Village Offices (2 Lincoln Street).  Meet current Planning Commission members and learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a member.  If that isn’t enticing enough, we will have a make your own sundae bar!

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Why Essex? “Current estimates are looking like 14% of the population of Essex will be undercounted in the 2020 Census.  That adds up to a lot of federal dollars that we would be missing out on in our community.”

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The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce that Chelsea Mandigo, Stormwater Coordinator/Wastewater Operator, is the 2019 recipient of the Green Mountain Water Environment Association’s Stormwater Award.  

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Why Essex? “We wanted to open our business in the community that we live in and are familiar with, and we saw a community need for a local real estate office.” –Matt Lumsden

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The Essex Memorial Day Parade is on Saturday, May 25th at 10 AM.

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Water & Sewer bills dated 4/30/19 have been mailed to Village of Essex Junction property owners and are due by 5/30/19.

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The Village of Essex Junction & Town of Essex are pleased to announce that an article co-authored by Chelsea Mandigo and Annie Costandi, Village Stormwater Coordinator/Wastewater Operator and Town Stormwater Coordinator/Engineer, respectively, is the cover story in the spring edition of the Worldwater Stormwater Management publication.  

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On Tuesday, May 21 at 10 AM the Essex Junction Public Works Department will be holding a special Public Works Story Time at Brownell Library.

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Old Colchester Road will be closed from 1300 hours until approximately 1430 hours from Educational Drive to Autumn Pond Way for a mock DUI crash.

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The Village of Essex Junction Water Dept. will flush fire hydrants weekdays May 20-31 between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM.

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Why Essex? “We love being a part of the Essex community, and doing business with other local businesses.  Keep your money local!” – Peter Curless

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Congratulations to Grace Jiayi Lu, an Essex High School student who was one of only 161 students across the nation to receive the distinction of being a 2019 Presidential Scholar!

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Thank you for helping clean up our community!

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This poster highlights the steps to take when a needle is found. 

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The Essex Police Department participated in prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, April 27.  Essex Police collected 317.83 lbs of prescription drugs, the second highest poundage in in the state of Vermont.

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The Village of Essex Junction and the Town of Essex are considering changes to the Town and Village websites, and are seeking feedback from anyone who may visit the websites.

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2019 marks Essex Junction’s first year partnering with Branch Out Burlington to grow seedlings in a shared community nursery.  The Essex Junction Tree Advisory Committee will be planting trees in the Burlington Community Nursery that will grace the streets of our communities in a few years!  

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Why Essex? “We had originally wanted to be somewhere closer to Burlington, but Essex ended up fitting our needs perfectly.  It is easily accessible and close to the mountains.” –Matthew Butler-Bugher

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The Village of Essex Junction has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management.  This is the fourth consecutive year the Village has received this award.

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WCAX recently featured Essex Junction Public Work’s own Art LaGrange on their Super Senior Program!  Art is 82 years old and has been the man behind the street sweeper for the last twenty years.

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On Thursday, May 2 the Village Offices, Town Offices, EJRP, Senior Center, and libraries will be closed for a staff in-service until 1 PM.  

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Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place. Have an idea for the column? E-mail Darby Mayville at darby@ essexjunction.org.

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On Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-6:30 PM, Unified Municipal Manager Evan Teich will hold a Coffee (or pint) Chat at First Republic Brewery.

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For up to date important health notices on topics such as Avian Flu, West Nile, water quality, public health tracking, and much more, visit the State’s website: http://agriculture.vermont.gov/.

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The Village of Essex Junction is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and Essex Community Enhanced Energy Plan. Draft versions are now available for review and public comment through May 23, 2019.

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The Essex / Westford Community Bike Fix & Swap is an event hosted by Essex CHIPS and is supported by the Village of Essex Junction Bike/Walk Advisory Committee and Essex Junction Recreation and Parks.

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The 2020 Census is upon us and hiring NOW! Wages range between $16.50 - $20/hr.

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