WEDNESDAY, MAY 1810:21 a.m.  Lufkin St. and Eastern Ave., motor vehicle accident no personal injury, assisted as needed.10:50 a.m.  Centennial Grove Rd., agency assist, assisted as needed.12:37 p.m.  John Wise Ave., solicitor regulation/complaint, assisted as needed.1:17 p.m.  Conomo Point R…

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Break into Movies and TVWednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. join a lecture by Lenny Manzo, author, producer, director who is designed to inform students and parents about the different paths and strategies to enter this industry.  It will guide the prospective student to devise a plan to pursue.  An…

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It’s part of a natural cycle that’s been recurring for thousands of years.  Every April, the alewives return from the open ocean, enter the Essex River Estuary, and follow their sense of smell up Alewife Brook to Chebacco Lake—the place of their birth—to spawn.

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Last weekend, the Essex County Greenbelt Association held its 33rd annual “Art in the Barn” weekend-long event at the Cox Reservation on Eastern Avenue in Essex. 

MONDAY, MAY 30

7:00 a.m.  Eastern Ave., motor vehicle stop, citation issued.

12:59 p.m.  Apple St., motor vehicle stop, criminal application.

5:58 p.m.  Main St., disabled motor vehicle, notification made.

7:26 p.m.  Eastern Ave., motor vehicle stop, verbal warning.

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Summer Reading Kick Off

Monday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. fly into summer reading at the Grove and enjoy your root beer float.  If you are finishing up kindergarten or in grades 1-5 see you there! Rain moves the event to the third floor at the library from 4-6 p.m.

Last week, Essex Elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed very engaging poetry writing workshops with Andrew Green of Potato Hill Poetry.  Andrew visited each Grade 3, 4 and 5 classroom to work directly with students.  

College Essay Writing Course

This eight session course guides students through the entire essay writing process, from brainstorming to final draft, helping them craft a memorable essay that is a genuine reflection of who they are. The next class begins June 7 at the library.

BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE

Come see what the library has to offer.  We may have that best seller you've been looking for. Audiobooks, DVD's, MP3 players for hours of enjoyment. Open at 1 p.m., 10 a.m. on Thursdays.

 The Superintendent of Public Works, the DPW Clerk, and the Town Administrator (TA) met with a representative of the WasteZero Company on May 3, 2022.  WasteZero is in the business of producing, warehousing, and distributing pay-as-you-throw trash bags and stickers and they are a vendor on the State Contract.  The Superintendent and the Board of Public Works are planning to visit the Selectmen on June 6, 2022 to discuss the possible scenario in more detail.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

10:21 a.m.  Lufkin St. and Eastern Ave., motor vehicle accident no personal injury, assisted as needed.

10:50 a.m.  Centennial Grove Rd., agency assist, assisted as needed.

12:37 p.m.  John Wise Ave., solicitor regulation/complaint, assisted as needed.

1:17 p.m.  Conomo Point Rd., motor vehicle accident no personal injury, report to follow.

5:27 p.m.  Lanes Rd., 911 false/disconnect/abandoned, assisted as needed.

5:50 p.m.  Story St., m-fall, patient refusal.

Memorial Day observances for Monday, May 30 will bring back local traditions marking the ultimate sacrifice of local fallen residents in America’s wars.  There are ceremonies, and in Manchester, the parade to Rosedale Cemetery is back after three years.

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The Town Administrator (TA) attended the subject meeting along with Chairman Pereen (who is a member of the Committee) and Town Planner Dana Menon on March 31.  The meeting featured a discussion with respect to finalizing the pre-public forum draft of the Strategic Plan update.  The Committee plans to hold a public forum concerning the document in May so that the Plan can be revised in accordance with public input before it is made final for the next five years. 

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During his visit, Jerry enjoyed a fish sandwich and fried clams from Woodman's (a favorite spot of his!) while chatting with a lucky group of EES 5th graders who were picked from a hat to hang out with Pallotta during their lunch period.

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Nearly 250 residents showed up early Monday night at the Essex Elementary School to take on a massive, 28-article warrant at the Annual Town Meeting.  The night moved quickly, with voters approving the town’s first Affordable Housing Trust, approving the town’s $22.8 million operating budget., and extending a zoning moratorium passed last year on residential-to-commercial property use.

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Break into Movies and TV

Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. join a lecture by Lenny Manzo, author, producer, director who is designed to inform students and parents about the different paths and strategies to enter this industry.  It will guide the prospective student to devise a plan to pursue.  An informative evening for high school and older.

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The Essex Annual Town Meeting is slated for Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Essex Elementary School. Articles to be voted upon run the gamut from approving budgets to decisions concerning how to deal with a certain invasive species in our saltwater marshes.

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The Essex Planning Board race this year brings newcomer Brett Prince up against incumbent Matthew Greco in the Essex Annual Town Election May 9. Now is not a low-intensity time for zoning in Essex, with the town currently undergoing strategic input for comprehensive, town-wide planning for its future.  

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Snakes of New England and the World

Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m., join Rick Roth of Cape Ann Vernal Ponds, third floor of the library.

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The Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum (EHSSM) last week announced Katherine “KD” Montgomery has been named as its executive director.  She is the first woman to lead EHSSM, at a time the organization says is a “vital juncture” as it prepares to expand its educational offerings and host a Smithsonian traveling exhibition this fall.