Author: Sun staff

Causeway repairs expedited for July 4th

By MIKE DONOGHUE For the Colchester Sun Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Transportation Agency have developed a plan that they expect will allow for the Colchester Causeway to open by July 4. Scott and Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn led a delegation of state officials Friday afternoon to meet with representatives of the towns of Colchester and South Hero and some private groups, including Local Motion, at the Colchester municipal offices. The causeway, which runs between Colchester and South Hero, sustained nearly $600,000 in damage during a wild, windy rainstorm on May 4. Officials initially claimed it would be...

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Colchester Police Reports: May 29 – June 4, 2018

WARNINGS 87 TICKETS 11 Speeding 4 Driver using portable electronic device (first offense) 1 Operating without liability insurance 1 Stop sign 2 Persons required to register 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (first offense) 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (second offense) 1 Misuse of number plates ARRESTS 1 Violation of an abuse prevention order 1 Drugs – cocaine, possession misdemeanor 1 Domestic assault 1 Drugs – depressant, stimulant, and narcotic possession misdemeanor 1 Violation of conditions of release (other) Tuesday, May 29 12:28 a.m., Suspicious event on South Park Dr. 1:02 a.m., Noise complaint on Bonanza Park 6:38 a.m., Medical; location withheld...

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Learning Lab allows for independent study

By PHYL NEWBECK for the Colchester Sun Colchester High School students studied everything from the colonization of the Congo to zoology this school year. But the topics weren’t part of the regular curriculum – they were student-chosen initiatives and part of CHS’ Laker Learning Lab program. New this school year, the L3 program is available to students in grades 10 through 12. English teacher Hilary Carter coordinates the program with help from three advisers who support the students as they pursue their own course of study. Carter said 22 of the 25 students who signed up for the inaugural...

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Leading by example

By SARAH PARSONS WEST for the Colchester Sun As president of Colchester High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society, Dorcas Lohese has learned a lot about delegation and community organization. She leads her peers with no hesitancy, making decisions for the good of the group. “My gift is one of leadership,” said Lohese, “I’m always asking, how can I help people and make the difference I want to make?” With community service as the focus of her senior project, Lohese organized the delivery of CHS’s annual gingerbread houses to nursing homes and children’s hospitals. It was a good...

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Submissions being accepted for Vermont Writers’ Prize

Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to celebrate the state while highlighting their talent. “Every year writers across Vermont send us wonderful stories, poems, and essays that give insights into this wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy Schnure, spokesperson for Green Mountain Power and organizer of the Prize since its start in 1989, in a news release. “We are always thrilled to see that the Vermont Writers’ Prize encourages so many regional writers and that we are...

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