Michaela Halnon

Snowplowing saga erupts at town forum

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Two hundred residents packed into a Colchester selectboard meeting last Tuesday night to stake out a position on the town’s policy of plowing only a percentage of private roads, a highly charged debate that’s been kicked around the community for nearly 50 years. Since 1970, the town has provided snow and ice removal to just…

Respite House celebrates first birthday

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A year after its grand opening, the Visiting Nurse Association’s Respite House in Colchester has played host to a wedding, baby shower, memorial service and family reunion, all while providing hospice care to 50 percent more people than last year. Volunteers, medical professionals and administrators alike celebrated the new house’s birthday on Monday with a…

Survey says: Town sources opinions on Bay upgrades

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Town officials are asking for public input as they weigh a series of options to reduce traffic congestion, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and manage stormwater throughout Malletts Bay. After a two-year scoping study, conducted with assistance from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and a consulting team, Colchester’s technical services manager Karen Adams said…

Police arrest nine in undercover sex crime sting

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Brian Tierney, 48, of Colchester is facing federal charges after officials said he attempted to lure an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl for sexual activity on Sunday. Tierney was charged with using a facility of interstate commerce – his cell phone – to knowingly coerce a person under 18 to engage in prostitution…

The fast and the furriest

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Rounding the corner into Camp Dudley at Kiniya early Saturday morning, I saw it: A muscular woman sprinted across the dirt road and hoisted herself up a tall wooden wall with a grunt, a line of mud slicked across her cheek. Her dog shimmied through a hole at the base of the wall and sat…

Colchester police dept. marks milestone

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The Colchester Police Department rang in its golden anniversary in style this week, hosting a slew of community events to mark the milestone and recognize officers and civilians alike. More than 250 residents flocked to the PD on a sunny Sunday afternoon for the main event, enjoying a K9 demonstration and building tours in between…