Author: Tom Marble

Police arrest suspect in DMV burglary

Seven months after the overnight theft of an ATM containing $20,000 from the Department of Motor Vehicles in South Burlington, police reported the arrest of a suspect from Essex Jct. Brian LeClair, 36, was cited for burglary, aggravated operation without owner’s consent and two counts of grand larceny, according to a press release. In October, police said LeClair and another male suspect stole a work truck from a Williston business, an enclosed trailer from a Colchester business and U-Haul dolly from Burlington before committing the Market St. burglary. The stolen trailer, truck, dolly and ATM were located in Fairfax....

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Board OKs high school 2018 trip to Costa Rica

It might be a bit early for them to start packing their bags, but a group of Colchester High School students are heading to Costa Rica next spring. At its meeting last Tuesday, the school board signed off on a nine-day trip for 18 students in April 2018 with an itinerary centered on learning about conservation, as well as Costa Rica’s culture and language. “We’re really excited about this opportunity,” CHS principal Heather Baron said. “It’s really valuable for our students, and it can’t happen at Colchester High School the way it can in Costa Rica.” The approval comes...

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Milton man cited after crash with Colchester driver

Vermont State Police arrested a Milton man after a two-vehicle crash with a Colchester driver on South Burlington’s Interstate 89 early Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the scene and found Kenyon Desranleau, 20, had fled on foot, a VSP press release said. South Burlington Police located Desranleau in a nearby neighborhood and reported he showed signs of impairment, the release said. Desranleau was cited with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a criminally suspended license, giving false information to a police officer and violating conditions of release. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of...

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‘Buffalo soldiers’: Local sites added to African American Heritage Trail

Just over 100 years after its Fort Ethan Allen assignment ended, the U.S. Army’s first all-black post-Civil War regiment will be honored with two historic markers on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail. Dubbed “Buffalo soldiers,” the Army’s 10th Cavalry was stationed at the Colchester fort from 1909 to 1913. The plaques are posted at the intersection of Route 15 and Ethan Allen Avenue in Essex and in front of the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester. “Black history is Vermont history,” said Curtiss Reed, executive director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity. “They are intertwined. We think this...

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GMP deploys crews to NY

In response to severe thunderstorms that hit New York on Monday, more than 54 Green Mountain Power supervisors, lineworkers and mechanics were sent to the Oneonta area to help restore power Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release. GMP employees worked with NYS electric and gas crews to restore power to the 27,000 people still without power Tuesday, the release said. The storm only caused mild damage in Vermont, and crews quickly returned power. “Our team of highly dedicated and trained crews are ready to help our neighbors in New York who sustained significant damage due to this week’s...

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