Abby Ledoux

Police: Distracted driving leads to rollover on I-89

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Police cited distracted driving as a contributing factor in a Colchester car crash on Monday night. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a rollover on Interstate 89 around 9:30 p.m. May 29, a press release said. There, troopers found Matthew Sherman, 37, of Milton lost control of his Chevy Malibu and traveled off…

‘Demand that your voice is heard’

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Last week, Alex Escaja-Heiss was asked what superpower she wished she possessed – a not unusual question for a teenager. Her answer, though, illustrated what sets her apart her from many of her peers. “The ability to stop time,” the South Burlington High School junior said. “Take a pause, take a breath, finish some homework…

Police collect ‘Vermont’s most dangerous leftovers’

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Colchester police collected just over 66 pounds of medication last Saturday, April 29 as part of Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a national initiative to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions. State health officials call the drugs lingering in many medicine cabinets “Vermont’s most dangerous leftovers,” noting national data shows 80 percent of…

Gov. hopefuls talk economy, environment

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Candidates for Vermont’s top political office focused heavily on the economy, environment and education last Sunday, both calling for a more affordable Vermont with greater opportunity but differing in their strategies to achieve it. Republican Phil Scott of Berlin and Democrat Sue Minter of Waterbury both participated in the debate; Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman”…

Colchester police assist with pursuit in Essex

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Colchester police assisted Essex officers with arresting a Winooski man last Sunday night after he broke into a car and fled upon officers’ arrival, a press release said. Police responded to a call of an ongoing car break-in on Gentes Road at 11 p.m. to find the suspect, Michael C. Francis, 30, fleeing the scene…