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Basketball snags win over BFA

Colchester pulled out to a quick lead Monday evening over the BFA-St. Albans Bobwhites before fending off a late rally for a 60-50 win. The Lakers pulled ahead by 11 entering the second quarter. They were led by a three-man wrecking crew of Matt Hesford, Joey Giroux and Thomas Meadows, who all finished with more than 15 points. Giroux topped the trio at 17. The Bobwhites fought back after a 15-point halftime a to tie the game at 34.  The momentum wouldn’t last, however. Moments later, the Lakers tore off for 10 straight points en route to an 18-3...

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Yankee Sportsman’s Classic back at Expo

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department invites you to the annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic, held from January 20-22 at the Champlain Valley Expo. “We are looking forward to talking with as many people as possible at the show,” said Nicole Meier, information and education specialist with the department, in a news release. “It’s a great opportunity for us to share the latest information about fish and wildlife, and it gives people a chance to talk to us about fish and wildlife issues. Our wardens, biologists and other staff will be at our exhibits.” The 2017 hunting, fishing and trapping...

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Messages from Montpelier

On January 10, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced during his State of the State address that online retail giant Amazon had agreed to begin collecting and remitting sales taxes to his state starting February 1. Why is this of interest to Vermont? Like Vermont, South Dakota was unable to collect from Amazon because the internet behemoth has no physical presence within the state. In a 1992 case, Quill Corp v. North Dakota, the Supreme Court ruled Amazon wasn’t liable to remit sales tax revenue to North Dakota because they had no physical presence in that state. The court...

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Messages from Montpelier

Being a freshman representative, my goals for the first two weeks of the legislative session were: 1) Learn as much as possible and 2) Don’t make a fool of myself. I believe I succeeded on both counts. As Rep. Maureen Dakin mentioned in last week’s article, the speaker of the House quickly announced committee assignments. Prior to her decision, we were asked which committees we preferred. I surprised myself by requesting the Corrections and Institutions Committee. I’m now on that committee. Why was I surprised? Because my history is more grounded in education, agriculture and information technology. But, shortly...

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Food shelf thanks community

Dear most generous Colchester residents, Thank you so very much for your great generosity to the Colchester Food Shelf throughout the year but especially during this holiday season! Your financial donations matched our expenses, which is what is supposed to happen in non-profit organizations. Turkeys and fixings were available for all clients who had signed up to receive one. We were still able to fill two freezers for winter distribution and share some with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. You have donated over 29,000 pounds of food, 4,500 during the month of November. In 2016, the food shelf had...

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