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Drone regulations grounded

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By JASON STARR Where does wildlife habitat end and federally regulated airspace begin? It’s a question trustees and staff members at the Winooski Valley Parks District are grappling with as a growing number of Vermonters seek open spaces to fly unmanned aerial vehicles — commonly called drones. A group of drone users that coalesced online…

Robbery suspect arrested

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By COLIN FLANDERS Colchester police arrested a Bennington man they say robbed Maplefields on Roosevelt Highway on Sunday night. Police say Tyler Galipeau, 34, entered the store around 9:45 p.m. and told the clerk he was armed “and wanted all of the money,” a press release said. He then left scene with an undisclosed amount.…

Softball season ends in two-day thriller

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By COLIN FLANDERS The Colchester softball team fell in heart-breaking fashion last week during one of the most exciting games of the season — an eight-inning, two-day affair against Essex in the state semifinals. Lightning ended a frenzied day one of play in the top of the seventh, the score tied at 5. The Lakers…

SMC coach to join U.S. national team

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A St. Michael’s College coach is headed to Israel next summer. Men’s ice hockey assistant coach Casey Fratkin will be the lone assistant coach on the United States’ entry into the 20th Maccabiah Games, his third international coaching assignment. Fratkin assisted as Lithuania earned a bronze medal in March at the International Ice Hockey Federation…