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Colchester drops to BFA 2-1

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BFA-St. Albans weathered a late comeback bid by Colchester thanks to big saves by goalkeeper Matt Tracy and sweeper Will Harvey, making a pair of Kam Dunsmore goals stand up for a 2-1 win over the Lakers in a feisty Homecoming weeknight game last Monday at Collins-Perley. Dunsmore opened the second half with a shot…

Lakers battle for first win

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Colchester fought its way into the win column last Friday night after a tough 32-21 victory over South Burlington.  After a soggy back-and-forth battle, the Lakers folllowed up a Robbie Davis pick-six with a goalline stand en route to the win.  The Lakers were led by a balanced ground game, racking up 281 total yards…

Message from Montpelier, Sept. 14

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The Texas House of Representatives has 150 members, one for every 183,000 Texans. They meet during odd numbered years and are limited to a 140-day session. Are Texans underrepresented? Vermont, too, has 150 members in the House, one for every 4,100 citizens. We are in session from January to May or June each year. Is…

You can be a big tree champ

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When I was growing up down in Windham County, the Windham County Forester, Bill Guenther, used to lead a Big Tree Tour every year. As I kid I hadn’t yet fallen into my current tree-crazy state, and I never attended one of Bill’s tours.  One year, when I was a forestry student at the University…

Details still uncertain, dispatch plan advances

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A multi-town committee studying the implications of consolidating emergency dispatch operations in Chittenden County has debuted a draft charter, paving the way for the creation of a separate municipal entity. Residents in eight interested communities, including Colchester, Burlington, Essex, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston and Winooski, will likely see the measure appear on their Town…

Joy C. Pratt

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Joy Pratt of Colchester passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Greenfield, Mass., the eldest daughter of Leonard and Florence Pratt. Joy graduated from Greenfield High School and the University of Massachusetts. Joy is survived by her loving daughter, Heather Blanton Kelley; by her…