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Dumbfounded by park plans

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After reading “Consultant presents new park plans” [published October 19], I was dumbfounded. Is this really where our tax money is going? Let’s start with a “curved floating dock” so visitors can leave their vessels and “mingle” with locals in town? This is plain absurd. There will be no mingling, the out-of-town folk will get…

Message from Montpelier: November 9

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Everyone needs an advocate. In particular children and students need advocates. It’s my hope that parents are advocates. If not possible, then someone. Legislators need advocates, too. As part-time citizen legislators with no staff other than the shared legislative council and joint fiscal office, we rely on advocates, paid and volunteer, to inform and to…

Making history

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Girls cross-country qualifies for New England’s for first time Colchester High School will send a girls cross-country team to the New England Championships for the first time in program history after finishing sixth at the state meet last Saturday. The Lakers were led by Savannah Tebeau-Sherry’s 11th-place finish, followed by Myla Jacobs (17th), Shyanne Roberge…

Food shelf needs increase at holidays

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The citizens of Colchester have continued to be very supportive of the Colchester Community Food Shelf when we occupied a very small room at Holy Cross Church and have increased your financial and food donations regularly since our move to the old Colchester Center Fire Station in 2011. You have provided the support we have…

High-grading affects forests

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If you are even tangentially involved with the world of forest management, you have probably heard the term “high-grading” or “high-grade logging.” These terms refer to the ugly underbelly of the world of logging, where loggers or landowners have engaged in timber harvesting purely targeted at the pursuit of the almighty dollar. High-grading is the…