Author: Michaela Halnon

Colchester drivers involved in interstate collision

Vermont State Police say two Colchester residents were involved in a four-car crash on Interstate 89’s Exit 15 on Monday evening. An initial investigation revealed at around 5:30 p.m. a dark colored pickup truck cut onto the Exit 15 off-ramp at the last minute, the release said, requiring 60-year-old Colchester resident Bonnie Laferriere to brake. VSP said the move triggered a chain reaction. Two other drivers, including 28-year-old Tyler Traquair of Colchester, subsequently applied their brakes. The other driver, a New Jersey resident, swerved left to avoid hitting Traquair and was struck by a fourth vehicle, according to the...

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Body recovered from Malletts Bay

Colchester Police say a man’s body was recovered from Malletts Bay this morning four hours after a report of an overturned vessel in the water. Officials responded to Malletts Bay just after 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13 off Brickyard Road in Colchester, according to a press release from CPD. Local residents told police they heard people yelling and were able to pull two men from the water, the release said. Those two men told authorities there was a third man still in the bay, according to police. Members of Colchester Technical Rescue, Malletts Bay Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard...

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CHS teacher appears on Jeopardy!

Colchester High School students and faculty likely noticed a familiar face flash across their television screens Monday night when humanities teacher George Deane stepped in front of the camera to compete on the popular game show Jeopardy! The CHS educator ultimately finished third after answering incorrectly in the final Jeopardy! round: the year in which the Department of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver and the first president was sworn in under a nickname. The year? 1977. Deane, a self-proclaimed super fan, was selected to participate in the special two-week Teachers Tournament after filling...

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CUSI negotiates new lease

The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations has negotiated lower rent after state officials asked the nonprofit to start paying $50,000 a year for its basement level office on Cherry Street, a sharp increase from the $1,000 they paid annually between 1999 and 2016. Eight detectives from police departments across the county, including Detective Cpl. Donald Demar of Colchester PD, use the 3,907-square foot space to interview victims of abuse and sexual assault. Along with a team of directors, a victims’ advocate, dedicated prosecutor and Vt. Department for Children and Families investigator, the officers launch investigations into nearly 300 cases...

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8084 debuts song for radio personality

Four months after the death of STAR 92.9 radio personality and program director Jennifer McClintock, known on air to fans as Jennifer Foxx, the Vermont rock band 8084 is staging a memorial concert in her honor. The show, happening on Saturday, May 13 at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, will also feature an original song penned for McClintock, an Essex resident who died at age 50 after battling pancreatic cancer. Randy Smith, lead vocalist of 8084, said McClintock was a tireless supporter of the band for years. Using her influence at the Colchester-based station, Smith said McClintock...

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