Author: Sun staff

Condon thanks voters

I would like to thank everyone in Colchester for voting in last Tuesday’s elections and thank the residents of Chittenden District 9-1 for sending me back to Montpelier. I look forward to working with a new administration to better control spending and taxes and to do a better job of boosting our economy. While I’ll miss working with my old friend Joey Purvis, I look forward to working with new district mate Curt Taylor. Curt is a kind and thoughtful individual who will, I’m sure, do a good job for our town. A reminder that if you any questions...

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Is Vermont so different from Trump’s America?

In last Tuesday’s general election, Vermont was the first state to be called for either of the presidential candidates, and, as expected, we went heavily for Hillary Clinton. Of all “blue” states, Vermont is the bluest. But when the nation goes through an election as divisive and as epochal as the one we’ve just experienced, it’s useful to examine the entrails to see why what happened happened, and to ask if the dissatisfaction that propelled Donald Trump to victory is here as well. Of all Vermont’s 14 counties, only Essex went for Trump, by a decisive 58-38 spread. Hillary...

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Agriculture: Critical to our communities

Agriculture is critical to our communities, our economy, our landscape and our way of life here in Vermont. As Vermonters, we have grown accustomed to a vital and robust agricultural lifestyle. But when I leave our state in my travels as Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, I am always reminded that our local agriculture here in Vermont is special and serves as a model for others. Take our Farm-to-School program, for example. Today, 83 percent of Vermont students are engaged in Farm-to-School curriculum in their classrooms, cafeterias and communities, compared to 42 percent nationally. We...

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Leon Richard “Dick” Paquette

COLCHESTER – Leon Richard (Dick) Paquette, 77, of Colchester passed peacefully with his wife and family by his side on Nov. 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 21, 1939 in Burlington. He graduated from Cathedral High School and went on to get a business degree from Champlain College. He married the love of his life Pauline Thilbault in 1958. They enjoyed 58 wonderful years raising their family in Colchester. He is blessed with his four children and their families: Rich and Linda Paquette, Laurie and Lenny Dubuque, Sadonna and Bruce Delibac and...

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