Author: Sun staff

Vermont bear hunting starts in September

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says bear hunting season starts in September and there are new bear hunting regulations in effect this year. Vermont has two bear hunting seasons.  The early season, which requires a special bear tag, starts September 1 and continues through November 9 with one exception.  Nonresident hunters using dogs cannot start bear hunting until September 15.  The late bear season begins November 10 and continues through November 18.  A hunter may only take one bear during the year. In addition to a hunting license, a bear hunter using a bow or...

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Colchester Police Reports: August 21 – 27, 2018

Warnings: 74 Tickets: 25 Speeding 2 Using portable electronic device (first violation) 1 Consuming malt/vinous/spirituous beverage (first offense, under 21) 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (second offense) 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (first offense) 1 Junior operator use of portable electronic device 1 Using portable electronic device (subsequent violation in two years) 1 Unreasonable and imprudent speed for conditions and hazards 1 Vehicle not inspected within 15 days of Vt. registration 1 Use of portable electronic device (work zone, first offense) 1 Person required to register Arrests: 5 Driving with a criminally suspended license 1 Domestic Assault 1 Violation of conditions...

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Obituary: Marilyn Hamel

NORTH HERO – Marilyn M. Hamel, beloved wife, mother, “grandma,” daughter, sister, aunt and teacher to so many, passed away peacefully at her home in North Hero on August 14 at the age of 69. Born in Cambridge, Mass. to Janet and Harold Mercer, Marilyn attended Wakefield (MA) High School where she met her best friend and the love of her life, Paul. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1970, and she and Paul were married later that year. After a brief stay in Arizona while Paul finished his degree, they settled in Vermont and she embarked on a...

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Allen becomes newest police chief

A group of around 75 members of the police department and the Colchester community gathered Friday morning to witness the swearing in ceremony of Doug Allen as the new chief of police. “If [Doug] had his way, Aaron would throw him the badge and tell him to get to work,” Lt. Jeffrey Barton said, referencing town manager Aaron Frank. “Something like this deserves a bit of pomp and circumstance.” Allen is Colchester’s fourth police chief in the 50-year history of the department. He has been with the department 34 of those years. Allen’s wife, Shelly, and their daughters Courtney...

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Gov. Scott gives pitch for second term

By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger ST. ALBANS — Gov. Phil Scott was remarkably cool and collected when he stopped by the St. Albans Messenger offices on Tuesday, considering he had just been playing kickball with kids at St. Albans City School. His team defeated a team from RiseVT, 14-0, for those keeping score. The game was part of a day of events throughout the county in which Scott and various members of his administration visited communities for discussions on the opiate crisis, economic development, the environment, education and agriculture. This was the fourth Capital in Your Community the...

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