Author: Sun staff

Obituary: Leon ‘Scootie’ Roberts

On Nov. 28, 2017, Leon “Scootie” Roberts, 81, was reunited with his beloved wife, Joan. Scootie lived his entire life in Malletts Bay where he and Joan raised their family and owned Lakeshore Hardware and Marine. Scootie’s early years were filled with adventure and mischief. He served in the Army as an MP and later with the Vermont State Police’s marine division. After marrying Joan in 1960, Scootie settled down working the next 22 years at S.T. Griswold. In 1982, he and Joan purchased Lakeshore Hardware, which they owned and operated for 18 years. Selling the store in 2000,...

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Claussen’s rings in holiday season with style

The crafters at Claussen’s Greenhouse in Colchester are certifiable connoisseurs of Christmas décor. It’s bound to happen, the staff said, with an annual production rate of nearly 1,000 wreaths, 100 kissing balls and lofty lengths of deep green garland. Each is made from Vermont-grown pine and sport a unique set of decorations. Through the years, Claussen’s has seen styles come and go and perfected its own process along the way. Silver seems to be on trend this year. Last year, Vermont-inspired plaid was all the rage. And some looks, like red velvet and snowflake print, always hold a top...

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Superior court dismisses dog euthanasia appeal

A superior court judge has dismissed a Colchester dog owner’s appeal after the resident failed to appear for a hearing in Burlington last Wednesday. The decision upholds the euthanasia directive handed down by the selectboard in March. “The town achieved its goals in getting this appeal closed out,” town attorney Brian Monaghan said. “We’re happy that the court has dismissed this appeal.” The town board first convened for a quasi-judicial hearing at the Blakely Rd. offices following reports that Jason Hathaway’s pitbull-Labrador mix, Marley, viciously attacked an 11-year-old girl’s face during a birthday party for Hathaway’s daughter. After hearing...

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Colchester PD finds fake money

While the Colchester Police were investigating a separate complaint, officers came into possession of an undisclosed amount of counterfeit money, according to a press release last Friday. The bills are in $20 and $100 denominations and have the words “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on the back, police said. There have been reports of similar bills being passed around the region, and the U.S. Secret Service in Burlington is assisting in the investigation, the press release said. Anyone with information should notify CPD at...

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Malletts Bay School kids call for diaper donations

A band of fifth-graders at Malletts Bay School are calling on the community for diaper donations, hoping to collect a whopping 500 pounds of the baby basics for the Committee on Temporary Shelter by December 18. “We decided it was just a nice thing to do for our community because homeless people need to spend their money on food and clothes,” MBS student Beatrice Melo said. “We’re really excited about it, [and] we’ve been working really hard.” School counselor Luba Routsong introduced her students to the idea just before Thanksgiving. She heard about the fundraiser from Jason Fitzgerald, an...

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