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Could wording change the discussion?

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As I read Bobbi Holzel’s “Why not plow?”  letter in the Oct. 19 edition of the Colchester Sun, I wondered how the discussion might change if we used the term “driveways and shared driveways” instead of private roads. There are many long driveways in town – some over 100 yards – and we aren’t discussing…

360,000 reasons high school grads need higher ed

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Attention high school seniors: This commentary is addressed to you, particularly those without current plans to go to a four-year college. This is not a lecture. It’s not a puff piece with encouraging words after next spring’s graduation. It’s about earning power, and how a little bit of extra work now can make a huge…

CHS alum wins collegiate golf tournament

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A Colchester High School alum led the Franklin Pierce University men’s golf team to its first tournament title of the golf season earlier this month. Sam Myers placed first at the St. Rose Fall Shootout, a tournament held at Pinehaven Country Club, a par 71 course in Guilderland, N.Y. Myers never left the top spot…

Disappointed in drama debacle

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I gave 37  years of my life to do drama and teach at Colchester High School. My first wife, Marcia, died during the production of “Tartuffe” in 2008. Five days later, I was back at CHS. Without changing the date, I finished directing the show. We gave pleasure to the people who saw it. Even…

Why not plow?

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Don’t private road dwellers pay taxes, too? I never heard they don’t pay taxes, nor have I heard they get a discount for living on roads not town maintained. I do not live on a private road. I don’t have kids either. We all pay to educate kids because “it’s what we do,” so by…