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A foundation for growth

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On my first day in office, I issued an executive order defining the top goals of my administration: growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable and protecting the most vulnerable. We are laser-focused on these priorities and they guide us in everything we do. That’s why we’ve concentrated on government modernization and efficiency, rethinking and…

Thank for triathlon help

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Colchester Parks & Recreation would like to extend its sincere thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the 33rd Annual Colchester Triathlon a success! This year’s event had over 300 entries and attracted many athletes and spectators to our town for a beautiful morning race. Over 100 volunteers were dedicated their…

Into the Woods: Messy is good

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We humans have a very strange idea of what a well-tended woodlot should look like. To many people the epitome of good forest management is the image of towering overstory trees over a bare forest floor, their sightline is dotted with massive, evenly-spaced identical trunks. Landowners show me the portions of their woodlots that look…

Meet the meadmaker

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Long, lean and lupine, the Jarl of Groennfell thrums with restless energy. He’s cut down his working hours, from around 60 or 90, by his estimate, to 20, and the transition’s been hard on him. He says he wants to open a teahouse, or maybe a hotel. He wants the teahouse to be a saloon.…

Bat condo installed in Colchester

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You’ve heard of a barn raising, but how about a bat condo raising? That’s what happened last week in Colchester, when Green Mountain Power partnered with Vermont Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks and Recreation and citizens to install a new bat condo to give endangered little brown bats a safe habitat and…

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…