Abby Ledoux

Locals supervise public safety

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Colchester residents, DOC staffers earn gov’s re-appointment Dale Crook, a career veteran of Vermont’s Department of Corrections, knows what you’re thinking: Yes, that’s his real last name. “In some ways, it’s a pretty good icebreaker – ‘I’m not the only crook in corrections,’” the longtime Colchester resident said. “It’s a way to kind of break…

Wind rollicks region; residents remain powerless

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Hundreds of Colchester residents remained without power Tuesday morning, the second day of outages for some following a massive windstorm that rocked the state Sunday night into Monday. Hurricane force winds – including some gusts up to nearly 80 mph, according to Green Mountain Power – swept across Vermont, downing power lines and trees in…

Crash closes East Road

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Police are investigating a car crash in Colchester that closed East Road for an hour and a half last week. Police said a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Noah Coyner of Milton struck a utility pole and rolled over on East Road near Pond Brook Road around 11 a.m. last Wednesday, Sept. 27. Coyner was treated…

Six residents among Gov. Scott’s 150-plus state appointments

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Sue Blair is keenly aware of the impact she has on Vermonters’ lives. As director of the Vermont Parole Board, Blair supervises operations of the group that regularly decides which offenders will remain behind bars and which earn another chance at life outside. “It definitely isn’t truly black and white,” Blair said. “The key in…