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Vet plans move to ‘heart of Colchester’

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By JASON STARR Four years after taking over the Malletts Bay Veterinary Hospital from his father, Dustin Page is moving the practice to a new building more than twice the size. Gary Page founded the practice in 1974 in the strip mall near the intersection of Porters Point and Prim roads. Ten years later, Gary…

New fee structure protects bay

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By JASON STARR Colchester officials have figured out a way to pay for the town’s increasing obligation to protect water quality in Malletts Bay. Public works director Bryan Osborne and a committee of community leaders presented an ordinance change proposal to the selectboard last week that would impose a fee on all property owners based…

Muslims celebrate holy day

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By MICHAELA HALNON Nearly 1000 Muslims gathered at the Fort Ethan Allen athletic fields in Colchester last Wednesday morning to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, or the festival of the breaking of the fast. The holiday marks the end of month-long dawn to dusk fasting, known as Ramadan. This was the first year the Islamic Society of…

Rock returns to Bayside

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By JASON STARR One returning artists and three new acts are returning this year for the Bayside Park Summer Concert Series kicking off Thursday at 7 p.m. Satin & Steel will fill the stage with its 10-piece R&B ensemble for this week’s show. The concert series is free, and food will be available for the…

Colchester fire believed to be arson

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By COLIN FLANDERS Colchester police and Vermont State Police are investigating the cause of a fire at a local business on Roosevelt Highway, a press release said Monday. Police responded to a report of smoke coming from Tri-City Glass, located at 3424 Roosevelt Highway, just before 6 a.m. July 11. The business was open on…