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Malletts Bay School kids call for diaper donations


Beatrice Melo of Malletts Bay School with 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…

Police: Boat sinking in Malletts Bay breaks no laws


sinking boat in malletts bay

Last week, the Colchester Sun confirmed reports of a half-sunk boat bobbing in Malletts Bay about 60 feet from the beach off East Lakeshore Drive. After inquiring with the town of Colchester about the troubled vessel, town manager Dawn Francis replied in an email. “We are working with the [Colchester Police Department] and our harbormaster…

Sun wins awards at Vermont Press Association meeting


Vermont Press Association Logo

Your local newspaper picked up a few awards at this year’s annual meeting of the Vermont Press Association last week. Held at Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza Hotel, the meeting presented two years’ worth of awards, and the Colchester Sun, Milton Independent and Essex Reporter took home prizes in both contests. Read the Colchester Sun’s award winning…

The Colchester Sun is moving to Milton


The Colchester Sun is moving to 69 Main St. in Milton

As of next week, the Colchester Sun will have a new home. On December 14, the Sun will move from 42 Severance Green #108 to 69 Main St. in Milton, the home of our sister paper, the Milton Independent. Since I took over the helm of the Sun and Essex Reporter in March 2016, the…

Proficiency-based learning beneficial


A recent opinion piece from a Fair Haven Union High School teacher argued we should rid the state of proficiency-based learning and grading systems to “let teachers teach.” I can’t comment on how individual teachers, schools or districts chose to interpret or implement the State Board of Education’s requirement that our schools move to “proficiency-based…

Deborah Dell


COLCHESTER – Deborah Susan Gibson Dell, 58, entered the presence of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 19, 2017, after a 17-year battle with breast cancer. Debbie was able to spend her last days at home, being loved on by her family and her Christ Memorial Church family and being supported by the VNA…