EWSD was All Ears
6/7/21 Special School Board Meeting
Scores of residents called in with comments and questions at a rare listening session hosted by the school board.
Cyber Abuse Targets Watts, Wrenner
An investigation into the origin of Essex Defender.com uncovered 18 associated domain names, most of which target two prominent residents.
Essex Talks about Race & Equity in Schools
5/28/21 Grange & Church Meetings in Essex Center
Friday, May 28th, two separate conversations about teaching racial equity took place on opposite sides of Center Road (Route 15), one at the grange and one at a church.
Sock Puppets Don't Vote
Passionate pro-Merger "people" attached to the FPF accounts we labeled as bogus in March didn't vote in either merger election.
Village Values: Privacy, Quiet, Independence
4/27/21 Trustee Meeting
Brad Luck introduces a comprehensive scope of work to fulfill the advisory vote to draft a Separation charter by November 2021.
SB Vice Chair is Sorry-Not-Sorry
4/19/21 Selectboard Meeting
Selectboard Vice Chair Pat Murray is sorry for texting with former SB Chair Elaine Haney during a meeting in March but asserted that members of the public were deserving of the insults he levied.
School & Municipal Upsets
April upsets followed fast on the heels of the March election, in which the heavily-promoted “Greater Essex” Merger failed, and Elaine Haney lost her re-election bid to challenger Tracey Delphia.