Author: Sun staff

Honoring the fallen

A Memorial Day ceremony was held at Camp Johnson on May 24, 2018. The ceremony gave soldiers, airmen and family members an opportunity to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Avery Cunningham.   A U.S. Soldier with Vermont Army National Guard Funeral Honors participates in a Memorial Day ceremony at Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vt. Vermont Governor Phil Scott, speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vt., May 24, 2018. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony...

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Colchester man sentenced in major heroin bust

By MIKE DONOGHUE for the Colchester Sun BURLINGTON – Three drug defendants, including the operator of a Colchester painting business, have received substantial federal prison sentences for a heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy for two years, records show. Darrick A. Holmes, 49, of Williston was ordered to serve seven years and one month for conspiracy to distribute the two drugs. Once discharged from prison, Holmes, the operator of Almighty Peaks Painting in Colchester, will be on supervised release for four years. Judge Christina Reiss ordered him to forfeit $129,203. The government was initially seeking at least $1 million in...

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GMP’s Powell honored for conservation work

Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell accepted a 2018 Rachel Carson Award Medal from the Audubon Society for her environmental conservation work. The national award honors women who have greatly advanced conservation locally and globally. Audubon honored Powell’s ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost, highly reliable power to Vermonters. “Rachel Carson was an environmental pioneer who inspired a movement through her writing to make the world a better, more sustainable place. It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition that highlights all the great work being done in Vermont by so many,” said Mary Powell,...

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Colchester Police Reports: May 22 – 28, 2018

Warnings 68 Tickets 9 Speeding 5 Vehicle not inspected within 15 days of Vt. registration 2 Inspection expired within 14 days 2 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (first offense) 1 Using portable electronic device (first violation) 1 Failing to display front registration plate 1 Failing to drive to the right 1 Driver possessed open container 1 Operating without liability insurance 1 Person required to register 1 Operating without a license 1 Misuse of number plates Arrests 4 Driving with a criminally suspended license 2 DUI, first offense 2 Violations of conditions of release (travel, curfew or contact) 1 Violations of conditions...

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