Author: Sun staff

College of Pharmacy names new associate dean

Jennifer Mathews, PhD, has been named the Associate Dean for the ACPHS Vermont Campus; the campus opened in Colchester in 2009 and remains home to the only Doctor of Pharmacyprogram in the state. As Associate Dean, Mathews will serve as the Senior Academic Officer and Administrative Officer of the campus. Dr. Mathews will also have an appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her responsibilities will include execution of the pharmacy program; supervision of faculty; campus operations; and coordination of the development, implementation, and assessment of initiatives that support the programs on the Vermont Campus, which...

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Vermont needs long-term view on budget

By EMERSON LYNN  co-publisher Gov. Phil Scott is expected to veto the key money bills the legislature passed late Saturday night as it closed the 2018 biennium. It’s expected the governor will call a special session, the single purpose being to hold firm to his pledge to oppose any legislation that would raise taxes or fees. The session would differ from last year’s veto session, in which the legislature can only address legislation that was vetoed. In a special session, legislators can bring up any bill, and the legislation can be passed by a majority vote. It’s the expanded...

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Colchester School District hires new assistant principals

Two experienced educators will step into open administrator positions at Colchester High School and Malletts Bay School for the 2018-2019 school year. Chad DeMagistris was chosen by a panel of CSD faculty, staff, parents, and students to fill the role of Colchester High School Assistant Principal. DeMagistris has been an educator for 11 years, all at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va. He began his career as a school counselor before joining the administrative leadership team as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator in 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Siena College, Master’s degree from Trinity University, Washington, DC, and...

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Free summer lunch program coming to Colchester

The Colchester School District will start serving free lunchtime meals to all school-aged children during summer vacation regardless of their family income level or town of residence. Meals will be served at Colchester Middle School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 25 until August 17 on a first come, first serve basis. “Any child that’s of school age can come to the middle school,” district food service director Steve Davis said. “It doesn’t matter if they’re from Arkansas, Alabama or Colchester.” Colchester earned the open meals site designation thanks to a little help from...

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Annual VNA run raises over $50k

Runners, walkers and bikers were off to the races Saturday, May 5 to help raise money for the McClure Miller VNA Respite House. The annual 5k Fun Run and Walk brought in about $58,000 and attracted more than 200 participants to Malletts Bay School for the 28th annual event (formerly known as the Jiggety Jog). “Each year, we gather to celebrate and honor lives lived at the Respite House,” administrator Sharon Keegan said in a press release. Many fun-runners wore stickers displaying names of those they were participating in memory of. Colchester resident Heather Rylant topped the charts as...

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