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Chasing your tale

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By MICHAELA HALNON Sheila Morris was helping a friend clean out her basement last October when she was unceremoniously gifted a stack of old envelopes. “[My friend] said, ‘Maybe you would want these, I know you like old things,’” Morris said, laughing. “She was just going to throw them out otherwise.” Small remnants of sealing…

Reichards take place at head of parade

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By JASON STARR Few Colchester couples could possibly match the combined years of community service Clinton and Carol Reichard have bestowed on Colchester. Since moving to town in 1973, their contributions defy quantification. When Colchester 4th of July parade organizers met to determine who would lead this year’s parade down Main Street as grand marshals,…

Tapping into youth

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By JASON STARR Chittenden County’s forests are under the stewardship of the youngest forester in the 75-year history of Vermont’s county forester program. University of Vermont graduate Ethan Tapper, 26, became Chittenden County forester earlier this month. He’s getting up to speed on management plans for the 680 private local forests enrolled in the state’s…

Classifieds– June 23, 2016

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Employment: PAINTERS WANTED– Local, experienced company with guaranteed inside work for a seasoned finish painter. Exterior painting position available, also. Salary is top end for this area. Year-round work for the most qualified. Call Paul 802-355- 0028. Services: Slayton’s Sealing, Crackfilling & Paving. Bark Mulch Delivery, Driveway and parking lot sealing. Residential and commercial. Fully insured. 802-730- 3019 or drivesealing@yahoo.com Since 1977, Lafayette Painting Inc. has been…

How about a fresh start for all Vermonters?

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By DEBORAH BUCKNAM Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin issued an executive order “banning the box” for applicants for state employment. Last month, he signed a bill ordering all private employers “ban the box.” Banning the box means no employer can ask on an employment application if an applicant has a criminal record. In signing the…