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Success keeps Colchester Cobras wrestling deep into postseason

By HOLLY LAVOIE The Colchester Cobra team carried 14 medals back to Chittenden County following their successful day at the Barre Youth Tournament. In first place were Ivy Resmer, Nick Forguites, Tyler Mott, Lucas Fielden and the Prouty brother trio of Shay, Tanner and Sawyer. Brothers Brayden and Jake Marchessault, Graham Resmer, Kaeden Schraml and Karson Taylor came away in second place. Finishing up with third places were Cruz Haran and Finn Moseley. Also competing in Cobra singlets were three team members that traveled south to North Andover, Mass., the site of 2018’s youth New England Championships. Fourth-graders Brody...

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Purrier first Vermont native to win NCAA mile national championship

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – University of New Hampshire senior Elle Purrier won her first national championship, winning the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas on Saturday evening. The Montgomery native and Richford H.S. alumnus is the first Vermont-born athlete to win an NCAA Division I track and field championship. Purrier led the indoor mile wire to wire, pulling away in the final lap. The final backstretch saw Colorado’s Dani Jones move up from the pack, as she caught up with Purrier and challenged her in the final turn. The two ran side by side...

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Colchester residents party like it’s 1988!

Colchester’s Project Graduation hosted an adult ’80s themed dance on Friday, March 9 to raise money for the Class of 2018 year-end celebration. Participants were invited to don clothing and hairstyles popular during the ’80s for a chance to snag a best dressed prize. Photos by Kyle St. Peter (Photo by Kyle St....

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SMC professor Traci Griffith elected to ACLU board

St. Michael’s College journalism professor Traci Griffith was elected to the executive committee of the National American Civil Liberties Union Board during a late-January meeting in Atlanta. “It’s an opportunity to step up and have Vermont have a more significant role in setting an an agenda for the national organization – it gives us more of a voice,” said Griffith, who chairs the St. Michael’s Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts and also is an attorney. She has been active with the Vermont ACLU Chapter for many years, including her role for the past four years as...

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