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Kathleen Bonfigli

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ESSEX – Kathleen Marie Abell Bonfigli, 56, of Essex passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. She was born Dec. 22, 1960 in Burlington, daughter of Shirley (Aldrich) Abell and the late James Abell. Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Gabriela Bonfigli, and husband, Charles Hutchinson; by her mother, Shirley Abell,…

Combating climate change can have economic benefit

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The economy and our landscape in Vermont are intertwined. Recreation, tourism, agriculture and forestry, all key economic drivers, depend on the natural resources from our landscape. Indeed, the Vermont brand itself is inseparable from our land ethic – a thoughtful way of living, the quality of our products and services and our environmental and social…

Learning from federal achievement tests

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Like the unexplained monoliths in the classic movie, “2001, A Space Odyssey,” our standardized test scores float untethered in space, free of the very things they are supposed to measure; yet having great power. They claim to measure “college and career readiness.” Yet, it takes no particular insight to know that being ready for the…

Golf classic raises $11k

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The Colchester Athletic Booster Association held its 12th annual Golf Classic at Rocky Ridge on August 1. Boosters raised over $11,000 in what organizers say was the biggest event to date. The money will be used to buy uniforms and equipment for all sports, excluding football and hockey, which have their own boosters. The winner…

Vivian Wilder

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HARTFORD, CONN. – Vivian Shirley Marshall Wilder, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Guy and Marion (Werner) Marshall welcomed their daughter Vivian along with her fraternal twin, Ruth, on June 9, 1925. The young family lived in Forest Hills, N.Y.; Westfield, N.J. and Norwood, Mass. Vivian graduated as…