Known as the Dickinson Mansion, the grand Greek Revival-style home with 12 columns has been carefully and completely restored and renovated by its current owners.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JUNE 25, 2014
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2014 - ESSEX FARM INSTITUTE, INC.
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Friday Jun 23, 2017
- Cummings Foundation Announces Grants Totaling $10 Million
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Friday Jun 16, 2017
Awarded through the foundation's $100K for 100 program, the grants will support nonprofits working in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk....
- ‘The Essex Serpent,’ by Sarah Perry
By Anthony Domestico - Saturday Jul 15, 2017
“The Essex Serpent,” Sarah Perry’s second novel, is a dazzling and intellectually nimble work of Gothic fiction.By this I don’t mean that the novel trades in monstrous creatures and dreadful atmospherics, although it does.[...] its title refers to a legendary creature, “more dragon than serpent, as content on land as in water,” that was supposedly first sighted in 1669 in the boglands of Essex.In the narrative present of 1893, the serpent seems to have returned, and it may or may not be picking off the county’s human residents, along with the occasional sheep.All the stock elements of the Gothic novel are here: an abandoned building complete with a yarn-spinning beggar set up out front and “a pale fungus that resembled many fingerless hands” growing inside; an apocalypse-obsessed villager; a vicar’s wife suffering from consumption and prone to visions.Will “keeps odd books for a vicar,” including Marx and Darwin, while Cora tramps through the mud in search of fossils, discussing theology (she’s a skeptic) and evolution (she’s a believer) with equal skill.For Will, the rumored serpent — or, more precisely, the villagers’ fearful fascination with it — represents a betrayal of his own measured, decidedly modern faith.For Cora, the serpent represents a chance for scientific discovery:Some of the novel’s most charming passages stage conversations between Cora and Will about reason and religion that are both playful and deadly serious.A lesser novelist would debunk Will’s religious belief as mere superstition, or show up Cora’s materialist pretensions as ignoring the fundamental mystery of existence.
- Recommended reading, July 23
By San Francisco Chronicle - Wednesday Jul 19, 2017
Goodbye, VitaminIn her first book, Khong has managed to create an Alzheimer’s novel that is heartbreaking but also funny, offering a fresh take on the disease and possible outcomes both for the person suffering from it and their caretakers.The Essex SerpentPerry’s second novel is a dazzling and intellectually nimble work of Gothic fiction.The Accomplished GuestStoriesIn her latest story collection, Beattie offers up some unvarnished truths about male depression.American FireLove, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing LandBy Monica Hesse“American Fire” is less a story about economics than how fire is like a love affair: sometimes it can rage out of control, but it inevitably gives way to dying embers.
- Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? Italian Farm Acts as a Lab to Find Out
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO - Saturday Jun 17, 2017
A scientist hopes to learn, by tagging animals in Italy, whether they could be used as an effective warning system before an earthquake.
- Lawyer behind Sanders' allegations has history of complaints
By WILSON RING, Associated Press - Monday Jul 10, 2017
The complaints and public records requests filed by Brady Toensing date to 2004, when he sought expense documents from a Vermont auditor of accounts to a 2015 complaint that the state's former Democratic attorney general had committed campaign finance violations.Toensing's complaint against Sanders has garnered him far more attention than any of the others.Since word got out last month that Jane Sanders had retained lawyers, the politically independent senator is being asked about it nearly everywhere he goes.Sanders, who has called his wife "perhaps the most honest person I know," noted that the Burlington College allegations were first made in early 2016 — more than five years after the deal was put together — just as his ultimately unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination was gaining traction."Right in the middle of my presidential campaign, I know this will shock the viewers, the vice chairman of the Vermont Republican Party who happened to be Donald Trump's campaign manager raised this issue and initiated this investigation," Sanders said July 2 on CNN's State of the Union.Former Republican state Sen. Vincent Illuzzi, now the Essex County state's attorney, said he didn't know about the Sanders allegations but followed Toensing when he defended a defeated GOP gubernatorial candidate in a campaign finance case.