Michaela Halnon

Support staff pay docked after contract changes

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A lump sum will be taken out of Colchester School District support staff paychecks early next year, settling a discrepancy between a raise applied during negotiation proceedings and the recently agreed upon hourly rate for the 2017-18 term, the school board confirmed last week. Support staff received a “step increase,” or yearly salary raise, of…

Rotary seeks donations, predicts record need

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The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is requesting donations for its annual holiday food basket project, preparing for a year that may bring record participation, according to a letter from Rotarian Ron Lewis. With donated funds, the Rotarians buy food at a discounted price from area stores and assemble the packages with small gifts, dental supplies, knit…

Route 7 construction delayed

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Construction on the Routes 7/2 and 2A intersections in Colchester will continue through August 2018, according to Vermont Agency of Transportation officials. Substantive work was originally scheduled to wrap up this month. “It was a tight timeline to begin with, and then with delays, we’re just trying to make sure we’re not rushing it and…

Signs of the times

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Residents and commuters alike have no doubt noticed the seven wooden signs recently installed along the town’s border, each welcoming drivers into Colchester with an enlarged version of the municipality’s newfangled vibrant yellow, green and blue logo. Many might be seeing the seal, which features a runner, cyclist and sailboat on the causeway, for the…