Abby Ledoux

Green Mountain Acupuncture sticks it to patients

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of our “Try Town” series, in which Colchester Sun, Essex Reporter and Milton Independent reporters try activities available in our communities. A warm sensation descended over me as Kiki Colgan gently tapped a needle in my upper ear. That feeling, according to my research, was my “qi” – the…

Task Force 1 completes Harvey deployment

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After a week on the ground in hurricane-ravaged Texas, Vermont Task Force 1 members are home again. The 15-member swift water rescue team embarked on its first out-of-state deployment Thursday, Aug. 31, bound for the Houston area devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Then, Gov. Phil Scott saw the crew off from Colchester, where a 34-hour journey…

PBS forum seeks solutions to opiate crisis

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“Loneliness is a big trigger for heroin.” Margaret, a recovering addict, spoke the words from her kitchen table in the Northeast Kingdom, among the most rural and isolated regions in the state. “It grabs your heart and makes it all warm around it, then your whole body gets warm,” she said of the drug that…

Tailgating leads to crash, arrest

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A Winooski man netted a slew of citations after a crash on Colchester’s Interstate 89, police said. Vermont State Police arrested 58-year-old Carl J. Billadeau III last Thursday evening for negligent operation, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a criminally suspended license, a press release said. Investigation revealed Billadeau had been trailgating…

Help is on the way

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Vermont Task Force 1 deploys for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts A team of highly trained Vermont rescue personnel left Colchester for Texas this afternoon, ready to perform evacuations and rescues in flooded areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team is deployed through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, the…