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2015 LCI winner on the hook for fraud charges

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By KAYLEE SULLIVAN Last year’s Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Derby winner is on the hook for alleged fraud. Craig Provost of Plattsburgh took home $13,000 in 2015 for breaking a derby record with the contest’s largest walleye fish. The catch? He wasn’t the one who caught it, LCI says. Provost’s teammate reeled in the…

A world record for Colchester?

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By JASON STARR Colchester’s causeway may be the longest non-motorized trail over water in the world. But is that worth writing to the Guinness Book of World Records? The causeway’s chief promoter, Local Motion, thinks so. The Burlington walk and bike advocacy group, which runs the boat ferry that takes cyclists across the causeway’s 200-foot…

Milton man died of accidental drowning, police say

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By MICHAELA HALNON Authorities have named a cause of death in the fatal boating accident on Malletts Bay last week. An autopsy concluded 60-year-old Rodney Dion of Milton died of accidental drowning on June 15, Colchester police Lt. Doug Allen confirmed. Dion was operating a 20-foot Stingray powerboat when he collided with a 35-foot Fountain…

Potential govs debate water rights

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By JASON STARR All five candidates for Vermont governor agreed at a forum last week that access to clean water is a human right. This is the common denominator Lake Champlain International Executive Director James Ehlers hoped to establish when he organized the event, but differences were apparent in the lengths each candidate would go…

Child’s play

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By JASON STARR For families living at the Winchester Place apartments who may be unable to afford summer camps for their children, the Champlain Housing Trust is bringing a similar experience to them. The affordable housing non-profit will serve the roughly 140 children living in the complex, located between Fort Ethan Allen and Camp Johnson,…

Planning Commission endorses new lakeshore zoning

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By JASON STARR New zoning regulations for the Malletts Bay shoreline are under consideration by the Colchester Selectboard this week after the planning commission finalized a proposal last week. “This [represents] 18 months of work and a lot of discussion,” planning commission chairwoman Pam Loranger said before the group unanimously endorsed the proposal. “We have…