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Welch extols FAFSA improvements

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College-bound Vermonters leave millions on the table each year by not filling out federal forms for student aid. That was the message delivered by Scott Giles, president and CEO of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, who joined Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Vermont’s education leadership to highlight ways to match money with more college hopefuls at…

Police arrest suspect in Colchester burglary

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A 19-year-old Burlington man is being held on $100,000 bond after police say he burglarized an occupied residence on Lawrence J. Drive in Colchester on September 23. Police say Malik Pratt possessed several articles of stolen property from homes in both Colchester and Burlington. Burlington police arrested Pratt last Sunday. He was lodged at the…

Colchester connection

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The St. Michael’s College women’s tennis team picked up its first conference win of the season in dramatic fashion, rallying from a 2-3 deficit to take the final four matches and down visiting St. Anselm College 6-3 on September 7. Along with starting conference play on a high note, the match carried added significance for…

Police: Dog dies after left in hot car

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A Colchester woman was arrested after her dog died in her parked vehicle on Monday, a news release said. Police say Stacey Barrientos, 54, was cited for one count of animal cruelty. She’s expected to be arraigned October 6. Police responded to the scene on College Parkway around 2:45 p.m., when an officer forced entry…