Author: Kaylee Sullivan

Souper helpful

The Colchester-Milton Rotary gathered last Thursday at the Hampton Inn in Colchester to assemble about 140 containers of homemade turkey soup mix, part of the group’s annual holiday baskets. On Saturday, Dec. 17 the baskets will be delivered to 127 Colchester families in need. The Rotary is responsible for passing on 40 of the gifts, and the Colchester Fire Department delivers the remaining 87. Members created an assembly line, each taking a role and adding a different ingredient to the mix. Other winter goods and treats will accompany the soup, event coordinator Ron Lewis said. A 40-year-old tradition, the...

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Sand Bar slated for highest protection

Milton’s Sand Bar wetland is set to be declared a Class I wetland in the coming month, granting it the highest level of protection. The 1,359-acre spot in Sand Bar State Park, which spans into Colchester, is one of four Vermont wetlands up for the designation. “We’re looking at wetlands that are unique and irreplaceable,” said Laura Lapierre, Vermont’s wetlands program director. John Gobeille, a wildlife biologist with Vermont Fish and Wildlife, attested to the park’s uniqueness. To him, it’s the nicest place in the state. The park is split up into two parts, one being the state park...

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GMP enters partnership for state’s largest solar project

Representatives from Colchester’s Green Mountain Power gathered at GlobalFoundries in Essex Jct. on Tuesday to announce the companies’ partnership in a new solar project. Embracing the renewable energy revolution, the new facility located on GlobalFoundries’ land and leased to GMP, will produce over 8 million kilowatt-hours per year. This energy will power GlobalFoundries, along with 1,100 Williston homes, GMP CEO Mary Powell said. The 4.7-megawatt project, located on the Williston side of the GlobalFoundries campus, will provide 500 kW to the company. The balance will go toward powering GMP customers in the area, Powell explained. “Vermont’s largest solar project...

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Supporting your neighbors

When you work at a small, local business, your co-workers are family, whether you’re related or not. Or at least that’s how Ali Lapierre from Claussen’s Florist, Greenhouse and Perennial Farm describes it. Claussen’s is one of multiple small businesses in Colchester participating in Small Business Saturday on November 26, the day after Black Friday. Aimed at supporting local spots and creating more customer buzz, the “holiday” is a time to show gratitude for the places with unique offerings, and not something you can buy at a number of other stores, said Kathi O’Reilly, Colchester’s director of economic development....

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Woman assaulted and robbed in Colchester

A woman was assaulted and robbed this morning on Johnson Avenue in Colchester, a press release said. Colchester Police are investigating the incident, which occurred around 9: 30 a.m. Thursday. The woman was walking on the sidewalk when an unidentified male approached her from behind and tackled her to the ground, the press release said. The man stole the bag she was carrying, which contained her wallet, police said. She suffered minor injuries. Police are asking anyone with information related to the incident to call the department at...

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