Author: Sun staff

Lakers struggle in season opener

The Colchester High School football team kicked off its season with a 40-6 loss to Essex High School under the lights last Friday, Sept. 2. The Lakers pulled off a hook-and-ladder play in the first quarter, spurring memories of Colchester’s dramatic season opening win against Essex last fall. Yet the Lakers struggled from there, failing to score over the next three quarters. Up next, the Lakers will host Hartford at 7 p.m. on Friday. Photos by Kyle St....

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Candidates raise legit jobs questions

Governing” is a non-partisan magazine based in Washington that focuses on state-level politics and policy. It recently ranked the economies of all 50 states, using a range of indicators measuring employment, state GDP, and the income of state residents. Vermont ranked 25th, in the middle of the pack both nationally and in New England — lower than Massachusetts and New Hampshire, about the same as Maine, and above Connecticut and Rhode Island. The left-leaning Public Assets Institute, a Montpelier think tank, came to a similar conclusion about Vermont’s economy, issuing a report last week headlined “Vermont’s Job Market Makes...

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Not ‘smoke and mirrors’

I understand Bob Bouchard’s concern when he stated in last week’s letter to the editor that “I am afraid Curt comes across as a tax and spend liberal Democrat.” Unlike two of the other candidates for state representative, I have a very short track record of public votes. And in one instance I did indeed support “taxing and spending.” As a member of the Town’s Governance Committee, I helped research and write our report to the selectboard regarding a local option tax for Colchester. I supported the LOT and the requirement that LOT funds be spent only on town...

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You’re invited to join the Friends of Burnham Librar

Who are the Friends of the Burnham Library? We are a group of Colchester residents that love our library and want to ensure it has the resources to continue to provide enriching programs and materials to the community, as it has since the Friends were established in 1987. We are actively recruiting new members to serve on the Friends of the Burnham Library Committee. This is a small group that meets six to eight times a year to organize the annual appeal, book sale and other fundraising efforts, as well as to manage membership records and determine how FOBL...

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