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Volunteers clean up park

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With the arrival of spring comes the discovery of gravel, branches and mud on park trails. Volunteers at Colchester’s Niquette Bay State Park brought their shovels, rakes and work gloves for a clean-up day on Saturday, May 20. Photos by Amanda Schroth.

Driver nets DUI No. 4 after crash injures woman

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A man police say was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that seriously injured a Colchester woman in late March has been cited with DUI No. 4, Vermont State Police said in a press release. The crash occurred in Charlotte around noon on March 31, police said, when 70-year-old Edward Woodruff of Westport, N.Y. crossed the…

Message from Montpelier: May 25

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I was warned. “The end of the session can be messy.” And it was. Desperately trying to put the Golden Dome behind us, we stayed late, with several evenings stretching close to midnight. Were we poring over legal documents and earnestly listening to intelligent debate? No. We were not “on the floor” considering bills. Instead,…

Don’t let fake health news impact your family

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Scientific studies on vaccine safety have never proven a link between vaccines – specifically measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) – and autism, yet the myth persists almost 20 years after the flawed research was published. The fear that grew out of this flawed research has left children vulnerable to serious diseases that are vaccine preventable.…

Knights cross finish line

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St. Michael’s College in Colchester graduated 456 Purple Knight undergrads and 30 graduate degree recipients at its 110th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14. Hundreds packed into the Ross Sports Center to cheer on their loved ones as they crossed the dais to receive diplomas. Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph…

VNA 5K Fun Run and Jiggety Jog raises $40,000

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Runners, walkers, bikers, joggers and corporate sponsors all helped raise $40,000 to benefit Vermont’s only hospice home at this year’s McClure Miller VNA Respite House 5K Fun Run and Jiggity Jog. Over 30 volunteers ensured the event on Saturday, May 13 ran smoothly and participants were safe on the course. Colchester Parks and Recreation, Colchester…