Author: Sun staff

Travis Roy tourney whiffs up $615K

Last weekend, 32 teams gathered to compete in The Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball Tournament, raising over $615,000 for the foundation, which aims to benefit and raise awareness for people with spinal cord injuries. Travis Roy, a former men’s hockey player at Boston University who now resides in Colchester with his family, was present at the event. Pat and Beth O’Connor of Essex hosted the event in their three backyard fields, Little Fenway, Little Wrigley and Little Field. The Essex-based Buckners beat the Boston Terriers 3-2, making them the first Vermont team to bring home a championship since 2004....

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Essay contest draws solid entries, will continue

By ROSS CONNELLY Two months go quickly. In this case, the two months that elapsed since The Hardwick Gazette essay contest took off on June 11 comes to a close August 11. The contest, which offers entrants an opportunity to write an essay as to why they want to own a rural weekly newspaper in Vermont, generated tremendous interest, locally, in Vermont, throughout the country and overseas     Newspapers, radio stations, wire services, television stations and online publications ran stories about the contest. The Boston Globe, Washington Post, New York Times, New York Daily News, National Public Radio,...

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Condon hypocritical, Taylor brutally honest

Young people are known for calling a spade a spade, and I am no exception. My teachers at Colchester High School have taught me to be honest and provide fair evidence to my findings. I believe these, along with my independent mind, make me uniquely qualified to commentate on political matters. After watching the Democratic forum for Colchester’s 9-1 House district, a few things became evident to me. The difference between the two Democratic candidates for House, Jim Condon and Curt Taylor, could not be more different. Let’s first begin with incumbent Jim Condon, a 14-year veteran in the...

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Meetings moved to town hall penthouse

By Jason Starr Colchester’s elected boards and commissions have a new meeting space on the third floor of town hall. The selectboard held a ceremonial ribbon cutting before breaking the ice on the “Outer Bay Conference Room” with a meeting last Tuesday. The third floor also features the new “Inner Bay Conference Room,” a smaller space for meetings closed to the public. The third floor was previously an unfinished attic in the town hall at 781 Blakely Rd., built in 2008. Town manager Dawn Francis thanked taxpayers for approving an expansion of the annual capital plan in 2014 that...

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