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District holds steady in difficult SBAC year

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In a testing year that tripped up students across the state, Colchester pupils notched a generally impressive performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, ranking above the state average in five of the seven age groups measured. Students in grades three through eight and 11 took the SBAC, a standardized test that replaced the New…

A false sense of security

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Vermont takes pride in being ecologically-minded, and rightfully so. We are doing many things to enhance our state’s natural environment and health including billboard-free highways, farm-to-table programs, land conservation and university programs focusing on environmental sustainability, just to name a few. Our work toward renewable energy has earned us the No. 2 ranking in the…

Colchester drops to BFA 2-1

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BFA-St. Albans weathered a late comeback bid by Colchester thanks to big saves by goalkeeper Matt Tracy and sweeper Will Harvey, making a pair of Kam Dunsmore goals stand up for a 2-1 win over the Lakers in a feisty Homecoming weeknight game last Monday at Collins-Perley. Dunsmore opened the second half with a shot…

Lakers battle for first win

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Colchester fought its way into the win column last Friday night after a tough 32-21 victory over South Burlington.  After a soggy back-and-forth battle, the Lakers folllowed up a Robbie Davis pick-six with a goalline stand en route to the win.  The Lakers were led by a balanced ground game, racking up 281 total yards…

Message from Montpelier, Sept. 14

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The Texas House of Representatives has 150 members, one for every 183,000 Texans. They meet during odd numbered years and are limited to a 140-day session. Are Texans underrepresented? Vermont, too, has 150 members in the House, one for every 4,100 citizens. We are in session from January to May or June each year. Is…