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Sun, Indy net journalism awards

The Colchester Sun and fellow Champlain Valley News Group publications took home numerous editorial and advertising awards last weekend at an annual convention celebrating newspapers across New England, including a top reporting prize for Sun reporter Michaela Halnon. The New England Newspaper and Press Association honored journalists and papers around the region in Boston last weekend. This year’s competition drew over 3,000 entries judged by a panel of industry experts. Halnon’s coverage of the mass evictions in Malletts Bay earned first place in general news reporting among small weekly newspapers. Judges called the long-form piece a “well-written in-depth account...

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Manager’s Message (2/28/2018)

Manager’s Message Dawn Francis, town manager The Town of Colchester has received the results of its annual audit by Sullivan, Powers & Co., P.C. We are pleased to announce that we have a clean audit this year, with no findings. The town is fortunate to have a detail-oriented and meticulous staff in the finance department. “Hats off” to the finance staff for maintaining the accurate financial records, to the town clerk/treasurer and her staff for receiving and recording the tax and fee revenues in a responsible manner and to the entire town staff who must follow 10 different selectboard...

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Meet your school board candidates

Each year, the Colchester Sun poses questions to candidates seeking elected office to better inform voters. This year, three candidates emerged for two positions on the Colchester School Board. Incumbent Lindsey Cox will appear unopposed on the ballot as she seeks re-election to her two-year seat. She did not respond to the Sun’s Q&A prompt by press time.Incumbent Mike Rogers and Lisa Maynes are vying for one three-year seat. They were each asked to provide brief biographical information and were given 450 words to split between three questions: Why are you running for school board, and what qualifies you...

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Letters to the editor (2/22/2018)

Student choice is at risk I recently became aware of a proposed Vermont legislative policy change that will affect those students who want to attend college out of state. The Vermont Legislature is pushing for a bill that would eliminate portability of the Vermont State Grant. What this means is that if you want to study out of state you won’t be eligible to apply for the Vermont State Grant, unless you attend an out of state school within 25 miles of the Vermont border. This causes me great concern for a few reasons. First, I think of those...

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