Jason Starr

Two businesses, sewn together

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Two Colchester business owners have teamed up to provide a one-stop-shop for sewing and quilting needs on Route 7. Sunny Laurel Sisters moved from West Lakeshore Drive in October to a vacant retail location near the intersection of Main Street, Route 7 and Bay Road, doubling the size of the three-year-old sewing supply and teaching…

‘Proactive’ crisis response to replace lockdown drills

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Teachers and administrators will be asked to go beyond lockdown mode and take a more active role in the event a dangerous intruder enters Colchester’s school buildings. The teaching is part of a school safety protocol taking hold statewide called ALICE, or Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. With the help of Colchester Police Lt. Doug…

Student rep brings wide experience to school board

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At 18 years old, Jaclyn Cline already has experience working in all three levels of American government. Cline shadowed a legislator at the Vermont State House as a high school freshman and sophomore and served as a page in the United States Senate as a junior. In October, she was appointed to represent students as…

Local candidates discuss state issues

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It was one final lineup for Colchester’s Vermont House of Representatives candidates on Monday as Lake Champlain Access Television hosted a televised forum co-organized with The Colchester Sun. About two weeks until the election, the four candidates vying for two seats in House District 9-1 and the two candidates running unopposed in House District 9-2…

Planners try to control renewable siting

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Under a November 1 deadline, Colchester planners are making progress delineating where wind and solar energy projects should not be sited in town. The work is an effort to take advantage of increased local control over renewable energy projects under Act 174, which the Vermont legislature passed last spring. The law requires the state’s energy…

Colchester stakes out Tech Jam presence

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In its 10th incarnation, the Vermont Tech Jam landed at the Champlain Valley Exposition last week. Produced by Seven Days, the annual technology expo, career fair and speaker series has been a nomad in Chittenden County for the past decade. It has taken place in hotel conference rooms, a vacant Church Street building, Winooski’s Woolen…