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Colchester I-89 crash triggers second collision

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A car crash on Interstate 89 southbound in Colchester caused substantial backup Monday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., according to a Vermont State Police news release. Troopers from VSP’s Williston barracks responded to the crash, where they found two vehicles dispersed on both sides of the highway. Traffic between Exit 16 and 17 was slow-moving for…

St. Mike’s basketball speaks out after kneeling protest

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On November 4, six local basketball players joined a nationwide protest of racial oppression by taking a knee. Three weeks later, they’ve released a statement detailing their motives and the harsh response they received. The St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team linked arms inside University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium before the national anthem played at…

Woman coaching women

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Even a week after the Oct. 15 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, pink dye still streaks some participants’ hair, just one of the South Burlington event’s lasting effects. For the past nine years, the St. Michael’s College women’s basketball team has fundraised and walked in support of breast cancer awareness. All under head coach…

Colchester athletes forge top-notch bonds

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Applause from almost 200 people repeatedly exploded at Essex Tree Farm last Sunday as young soccer stars with disabilities were called up one by one to receive a trophy and stream of high-fives from coaches and players. The celebration marked Vermont’s 11th season of TOPSoccer, or The Outreach Program for Soccer. The nationwide program, run…

St. Mike’s mental health adviser wins national award

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Instead of a top-down approach, Catherine Welch leads mental health awareness by walking alongside students in their struggles. Welch, assistant dean of students and Title IX coordinator at St. Michael’s College, is adviser of the school’s Active Minds program, which promotes conversations around mental health to rid the related stigma. Three weeks ago, she was…

Join the crew

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Colchester woman drums way to world championships As a dragon boat drummer, Colchester resident Lisa Campion is prone to pressure. “You’re almost the heart and soul; you’re the culture,” Campion said. “You’re fostering the winning mentality throughout the race. So even when you can see on your teammates faces that they’re tired and they’re losing…