Tag Archive for Fort Ethan Allen

Holding down the fort

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Author pens first book on Fort Ethan Allen William Parkinson jumped from his chair in earnest last Wednesday, dashing out of the room to fetch an artifact he recalled when retelling a particularly amusing anecdote. “This said ‘Fort Ethan Allen’ so I had to buy it,” Parkinson said with a laugh as he rolled a…

Historic fort bandstand restored

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A historic bandstand in Fort Ethan Allen is undergoing a full restoration after failing infrastructure kept it closed for the last two years. Essex parks and recreation department director Ally Vile said the gazebo-like building is a significant landmark in the area, likely built as early as 1897, and will provide a much-needed resting spot…

Sugar & spice

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Justin Bunnell never questioned the significance of a worn wooden sign that hung in his grandparents’ kitchen through his adolescent years. “M. & F. C. Dorn,” it read in painted block letters. Years later, the Milton resident found himself sorting through belongings in the basement as the family prepared to downsize. Tucked in a box…

Champlain Community Services globally recognized

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He was an energetic, charismatic man. Hard work invigorated him, and the people he worked with at Essex’s Harley Davidson store thoroughly enjoyed his presence. He loved what he did — stacking T-shirts for sale — and he did it well, all while building a relationship with the community. Elizabeth Sightler, executive director at Champlain…