Village News

It is critical that everyone participate and that all household members be included. The 2020 Decennial Census begins in March. Make sure that your community counts!

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Why Essex?: “I live with my family in Essex, and love being able to show the community to my clients.”

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The Village of Essex Junction Public Works Department would like to notify all residents that Densmore Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic until the spring of 2020. 

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Residential Christmas trees will be picked up at the curbside starting at 7:30 AM Monday, January 6th, weather permitting by Village and Town Public Works crews.

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The constructed stormwater gravel wetland located on the corner of Main St. and Fairview Dr. was completed in October 2019.

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Update: Water is back on for all residents.  Please run the cold water if you notice any discoloration.  

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Why Essex? “I chose Essex to open my business in because it is easily accessible and parking in this location is plentiful” – Mary Lou Prendergast

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The Essex Police Department partook in a ‘No Shave November’ initiative this year--authorizing officers to wear a beard for the first time ever.  Members of the department who agreed to make a personal donation to Aunt Dot’s Place were permitted to grow their beards through November.

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Cynthia Seivwright, from Essex Junction, was recently selected to serve on the newly-founded U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee.

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The Town of Essex Selectboard is encouraging local area social, health and human services organizations to apply for support funding. 

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Why Essex? “Essex is who I am.  It is where I grew up, and I believe that it is an extraordinary community.” –Michelle Thibault

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The Town and Village currently have seven positions open on five different volunteer boards and committees. 

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The Village of Essex Junction was awarded $58,907 for work involving innovative technologies to separate and extract phosphorus from various waste streams.

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The Village of Essex Junction Tree Advisory Committee will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 PM regarding the removal of ash trees in the public right of way.

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The Village of Essex Junction has been awarded a $5,000 grant to offset the cost of converting two tennis courts to six pickleball courts at Cascade Park.

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The Essex Selectboard would like to announce their endorsement of the tenth annual Small Business Saturday on November 30, 2019

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The Winter Parking Ban for the community of Essex and Essex Junction takes effect on December 1, 2019.

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The purpose of the blue flags placed along Lamoille Street flags is to assist our engineering contractors in planning for the roadway repair, reconstruction, and water line installation.

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This plan addresses the wintertime Public Works operations for ice and snow control on Town and Village roads, walkways and municipal parking lots.
The Draft version of the Public Works 2019-2020 Winter Operations Plan is available for the public to view.
It will go before the Selectboard and the Trustees at their joint meeting on Tuesday, October 29th.

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Please note that dumping of any kind is prohibited in the Village of Essex Junction public right-of-way (road, sidewalk, or bike path). This includes all leaves, trash, furniture, yard debris, and any items left outside for sale or free.

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The American flag will be at half-mast on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland.

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The Selectboard of the Town of Essex held a public hearing on October 7th at Essex High School and approved the final passage of new and revised provisions to Chapter 6.08, Firearms, and Chapter 9.04, Parks, of the Municipal Ordinance.

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The Trustees have adopted a revision to the Municipal Code in relation to parking on Lincoln Street.

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The community of Essex, VT is home to several food service and social service groups for those in need of some extra assistance, whether temporary or long-term.

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The Town and Village currently have five positions open on three different volunteer boards and committees. 

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This survey is a follow up to the survey that went out in July 2019 and the listening sessions that took place in August 2019.

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The state of Vermont flag will be at half-mast on Saturday, September 28, as a sign of respect for former State Senator Hull Platt Maynard, Jr. from Rutland County who passed away on Thursday, August 29,  2019.

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The Village of Essex Junction Water Dept. will flush fire hydrants weekdays October 7-18 between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM.

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The Essex Community Justice Center (ECJC) is looking for volunteers for the Circles of Support and Accountability Program (CoSA). Ideally, volunteers would be from Essex, Colchester, Milton, Jericho, Underhill or Westford.

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Mosquitoes collected in Essex have tested positive for West Nile virus at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.

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