Michaela Halnon

Water district seeks bond approval

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Much attention has been given to races at the top of the ticket this election season. But down the ballot, Colchester voters will be asked to consider more than $6 million in bonds to fund Champlain Water District projects, the state’s largest provider of treated drinking water. If approved, CWD will use the money to…

VNA: Caring for community

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Close to home: A monthlong series for Hospice and Home Care month The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties is celebrating its 110th birthday this year, but president and CEO Judy Peterson says the provider is aging in style. “We’re not your grandmother’s home health agency,” she said with a smile. The…

Brock, Zuckerman spar on pot, EB-5

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The stakes were high as the major party candidates for Vermont’s next lieutenant governor faced off just over two weeks before Election Day. Republican Randy Brock of Swanton and Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman of Hinesburg remained unruffled throughout, despite laying out key policy differences in several controversial arenas. Boots Wardinski, a Liberty Union Party candidate, was…

Soup’s on: Spectrum raises funds for at-risk youth

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Soft jazz, warm light and the comforting smell of soup streamed out of the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester last Thursday, as Spectrum Youth and Family Services celebrated the 10th year of an unusual fundraiser, this year with more than 250 guests. “It started so small,” executive director Mark Redmond mused. “It was a couple…

Nightmare on Pearl Street

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Nightmare Vermont event creator and Colchester-native Jana Beagley doesn’t usually act in her show. But after a few of her recruits suddenly dropped out last Saturday night, she took to the stage. As a makeshift tour guide, Beagley welcomed a crowd to the Champlain Valley Expo grandstand in Essex with enthusiasm. A crew of suspicious…