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by Richard Parkinson I just came back from a vacation and I had a pretty good time while I was away. The weather was warm, there were none of the usual pressures of day-to-day life, and I got to enjoy one of the most amazing beaches in the world. You’d think that people in this […]

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Voice of Experience

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by Evelyn Couch After reading the three reports/comments on the public meeting I had memories of my first days in Essex come to mind. I was criticized (that’s all right) about my comments that I was dwelling in the past. Certainly I was not trying to say the way it was is okay today. I […]

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Essex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds all drivers to adjust your driving according to the environmental conditions you are experiencing. Essex County OPP officers have responded to numerous collisions as well as vehicles in the ditch throughout the county. It is important to slow down and leave extra space between you and the vehicle […]

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by Evelyn Couch It is interesting to note council and the newspaper continue to use Sadler’s for the name of the pond and the park. During the time I was a local reporter, the area was refurbished and renamed as Essex Nature Park. But old habits die hard and people continue to label it as […]

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by Richard Parkinson At last week’s Essex council meeting, Councillor Voakes forwarded an idea to get the constituents involved to save the town some money. Basically he proposed that the town should offer incentives so residents forward their ideas on how the town could save money. If the ideas were adopted and ended up saving […]

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by Evelyn Couch According to a Free Press report the festivities of the Military Muster will be held here in Essex this year for two days in August.  Don’t you think that is great hews? The event honours veterans and teaches youth about the sacrifices made for our future. I understand it mentions local history […]

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by Evelyn Couch Some dramatic and wonderful suggestions were presented for a new streetscape in Essex Centre at the public meeting held last Thursday. Were you there? When you consider the number of merchants and residents of the immediate area, the number of people who came was minimal. In the most recent edition of the […]

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by Evelyn Couch Do you remember the proposals for the main street presented in July of 1980, after the gas explosion? I have a copy of it. Of course it shows Canadian Tire in the Southland Plaza. Eric Naylor was chairman of the members of the board of management for the Essex Business Improvement Area. […]

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by Evelyn Couch Snow! What did it mean in my childhood? Lots of fun. Even though it meant a long cold trek to school with toes almost frozen when we arrived, I thought winter snow was glorious. I recall saying to an adult, whom at the time I thought was very old, that winter was […]

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by Richard Parkinson On Thursday evening the town is seeking public input as it develops a detailed streetscape plan for Essex Centre’s downtown core, which includes the ‘Silo District.’ I like the idea of public meetings because I believe public input is essential. I have a feeling though (and I really hope I’m wrong) that […]

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