Kaylee Sullivan

Davis joins school board as student rep

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Colchester High School senior Robbie Davis believes there’s a clear choice students can make: Either coast through high school or fully immerse oneself in what the district has to offer. Saying he’s known for choosing the latter, Davis is adding another position to his résumé as the Colchester School Board’s newest student representative. Davis tacks…

Fontaine retires from CPD

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Recalling a day on traffic patrol earlier this year, Cpl. Jeff Fontaine of the Colchester Police Department mused over a three-generation family approaching him, in the middle of the street, to take a selfie. He’d made a connection with each generation through his work in the community and as the Colchester School District’s school resource…

Fight for the right: CCS program bridges students into adulthood

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Editor’s note: This is the final article in a five-part series featuring Colchester’s Champlain Community Services, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment, living conditions and community engagement. Like many people with disabilities, 22-year-old Thomas Caswell struggled through his teenage years. His difficulties, though, propelled him into a life of self-advocacy that’s…

Food shelves sparse during summer

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Last week, Milton Family Community Center food shelf posted a photo to social media portraying near empty shelves, a chilling thought to the organization that distributes up to 180 bags of food every month. But within 24 hours, the shelves transformed from bare to bounteous. When food shelf coordinator Cheryl Alwine puts the word out…

Colchester woman’s body found in Niquette Bay

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Colchester police recovered a body from Niquette Bay last week, identified as a woman who went missing on Sunday, July 2 in Colchester. Cynthia Whalen, 52, was declared missing from a party on Niquette Bay Road a little before 11:15 p.m. July 2. On the afternoon of July 5, swimmers at Niquette Bay State Park…

Helping in Honduras: St. Mike’s Rescue reflects on service trip

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After returning from a month-long medical service trip to Honduras, five St. Michael’s College Rescue members have sharpened skills, cultural knowledge and an overall new perspective. Before they left in mid-May, the advanced emergency medical technicians — Hannah Mishriky, Shannon Roberto, Martin Maloney, Nick Ferrigno and Allison Avery — were accustomed to the well-staffed, supplied…