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Peter Douglas McGovern

Peter Douglas McGovern, 72, of Colchester, died peacefully and surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Vermont Respite House following a brief illness. Pete was born in Richmond on Sept. 15, 1943, to Martin and Mary (Mahoney) McGovern. He was employed by Vermont Heating and Ventilating in 1965, beginning a career in the sheet metal industry that spanned nearly 50 years. Pete joined New England Air Systems in 1972 and worked there with his “second family” until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2013. He trained many aspiring young colleagues into successful careers and was well-known,...

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It’s glorious in Vermont

The news these days isn’t that great. Bernie conceded the Democratic primary campaign to Hillary, Trump dominated the Republicans, and as a nation, we are approaching a national election in which millions of Americans are disenchanted, if not disgusted. Meanwhile, “the Donald” fired his pro-Russia campaign manager and instead brought on the most radical right-wing media elements (Andrew Breitbart, Sean Hannity, the disgraced former head of Fox News Roger Ailes) and others — whose calling cards are spreading misinformation in a bald-faced attempt to confuse voters to the point they react emotionally to issues rather than with facts. And,...

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Your beach might be contaminated

I am concerned that on August 17, there were nine sites with high e-coli ratings and on August 22, seven sites. Many of these test sites are at or near popular neighborhood beaches. Unless residents check the water quality results and the site map, they may not be aware that their beaches are contaminated. Please check! I would also suggest that testing be continued into September. Judy Mulac...

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Free preschool available in Colchester

Champlain Valley Head Start is pleased to announce that it has openings at its Malletts Bay School afternoon classroom for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Families looking for free preschool, for children ages 3-5 years, in Colchester can contact Champlain Valley Head Start for an application. Colchester residents are invited to apply for the afternoon preschool program. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The weekly schedule for both classrooms will be Tuesday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and snack are included as part of the preschool day. Families can request an application by either...

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