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Police seek armed robber

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A masked man held up a Champlain Farms store along Roosevelt Highway in Colchester on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Colchester Police Department the same day. The robber, a white man described as roughly 5’8” tall with a medium build, entered the store sometime before 2:30 a.m and demanded money from the…

Vermonters need access to child care

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The story has become routine. In Vermont, eight out of every 10 children who need child care do not have access to it. There are too many children with a need that the state cannot afford, or has elected not to. For those children from families who can afford it, the services are available. They…

Head-on collision shuts down Route 7

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Colchester police blocked off Route 7 from Exit 16 through Severance Road just before 1 p.m. Tuesday following a head-on collision that left both drivers and one passenger in the hospital. One of the drivers, whom Colchester police Sgt. Michael Fish described as an older individual, appears to have drifted into the path of an…

Police: Resident stole car from Shelburne Rd. dealership

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Police say Colchester resident Jeremiah Smith stole a car from a Shelburne Rd. car dealership June 21. South Burlington police caught up with the alleged thief two days later and recovered the vehicle, but the 37-year-old Smith fled on foot, evading capture until July 17, police say. Smith was taken to the South Burlington police…

Man charged with third DUI

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Police say a Colchester man was arrested for his third DUI during a traffic stop on Route 128 in Westford last Friday. Vermont State Police stopped 29-year-old Aaron Thibault just after 9 p.m. on July 14 for a moving violation, according to a press release. Further investigation showed Thibault was under the influence of alcohol,…

We want to meet our community’s needs

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Since the inception of the Colchester Community Food Shelf, there has been unwavering support from the Colchester churches, residents, students, volunteers and businesses both local and within the Chittenden area. This support clearly demonstrates a community truly committed toward those less fortunate as well as those experiencing a temporary setback. It is unclear, however, if…