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Classifieds– June 23, 2016

Employment: PAINTERS WANTED– Local, experienced company with guaranteed inside work for a seasoned finish painter. Exterior painting position available, also. Salary is top end for this area. Year-round work for the most qualified. Call Paul 802-355- 0028. Services: Slayton’s Sealing, Crackfilling & Paving. Bark Mulch Delivery, Driveway and parking lot sealing. Residential and commercial. Fully insured. 802-730- 3019 or Since 1977, Lafayette Painting Inc. has been providing the best interior and exterior painting services available. Let our experts transform your space. Call us at 802-863- 5397 and see our work, references and more at Postage stamps, old letters, post cards and stamp collections. 40 years of experience Top Pricing. WANTED TO BUY Contact: PaulAbujian 802-879-...

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How about a fresh start for all Vermonters?

By DEBORAH BUCKNAM Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin issued an executive order “banning the box” for applicants for state employment. Last month, he signed a bill ordering all private employers “ban the box.” Banning the box means no employer can ask on an employment application if an applicant has a criminal record. In signing the legislation, Gov. Shumlin said, “[Banning the Box] gives everyone an opportunity to make their case, regardless of whatever mistakes they’ve made, to get a job and make a brighter future.” Dan Barlow of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility added, “We believe strongly that if...

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Free preschool available

Champlain Valley Head Start is pleased to announce it has eight anticipated openings at its Malletts Bay School afternoon classroom for the 2016-17 school year. Families looking for free preschool, for children ages 3-5 years, in Colchester can contact Champlain Valley Head Start for an application. Colchester residents are welcome to apply for the afternoon preschool program. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The weekly schedule for both classrooms will be Tuesday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and snack are included as part of the preschool day. Families can request an application by either calling...

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Community center gains momentum

By JASON STARR A survey indicates the majority of Colchester residents surveyed about a new community center are neutral on the idea or think it’s unimportant. Yet the same survey showed 56 percent listed indoor fitness classes like yoga, martial arts and spinning as needed. GreenPlay, the consultant conducting the survey for Colchester Parks and Recreation, read that as a sign of overall local support for building a center. “It will be up to the will of the community to make this happen,” said Chuck Musgrave, a consulting architect on the study. “Our goal is to gain momentum to have...

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Plans for ‘high-crash’ intersection finalized

By JASON STARR The Vermont Agency of Transportation finalized plans last week to revamp the intersection of Route 2, Route 7, Bay Road and Main Street in Colchester. Plans for the $3.5 million project include two new traffic lights, a new bike path and new entrances to the American Legion and Finelli’s store and gas station. The agency also will temporarily close a section of Route 7 to smooth out the hill between Creek Farm Road and Bay Road, improving sight distances for southbound traffic. Construction will commence next spring. VTrans engineer Erin Parizo and consulting engineer Darin Bryant...

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