Author: Sun staff

Colchester airmen deploy

By MICHAELA HALNON and COURTNEY LAMDIN Three hundred airmen and multiple F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Vermont Air National Guard arrived in an undisclosed destination on Saturday on a mission to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, a press release said. According to VTANG Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson, members of the 158th Fighter Wing will comprise the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and will fly strike missions as part of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group. “The capability these total force airmen provide through the use of precision airstrikes will aid in denying ISIL safe haven...

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CHS arts center opens

Last Friday evening, Colchester High School’s newly renovated Performing Arts Center officially opened to both student and community performers. The audience heard speeches by superintendent Amy Minor, principal Heather Baron and school board chairman Mike Rodgers. There was an underlying theme in each speech: Community pride and a deep appreciation for the tremendous support they have received for this project. Up until this renovation, the theater and its technology were nearly original to the construction date of 1975. In March 2016, the Colchester School District asked voters for their permission to use the leftover money from the science construction...

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Pair takes strides at New Englands

  Two Colchester runners traveled to Ponaganset High School in Rhode Island last month to compete in the New England Cross Country Championships. Myla Jacobs and Savanah Tebeau-Sherry qualified for the annual event, racing out to finishes of 20:05 and 20:11, respectively. Both bested more than half of the 261 runners in their...

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SMC senior nets fourth weekly award

  Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball senior Matt Bonds was chosen for the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the fourth time this winter. Bonds averaged 23 points on 69 percent shooting with 12.5 re- bounds, 4.5 offensive boards and 2.5 assists in a 1-1 week. The Purple Knight forward has the highest number of total offen- sive rebounds since records became available in 1992. During a 77-76 win at Bentley University on December 7, he totaled 27 points, 16 rebounds and five offensive rebounds before collecting 19 points and nine rebounds during a 90-76 loss at No. 18 Southern New...

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Election class thanks community

The Election 2016 class would like to thank the community for the generous donations we received on Election Day. In January we will travel to Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration, and you have helped to greatly reduce the cost of our trip. We are extremely appreciative. The Election 2016 class is a group of 15 juniors and seniors who are studying the electoral process and their own research questions related to our democracy. We are thrilled to have an amazing opportunity like this to see history in action and will be honored to represent the Colchester community in...

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