Tom Marble

Community mourns Zak, Mazza’s beloved steer

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This spring will be different for Gary Bombard. For years, melting snow and warming temperatures have beckoned the co-owner of Sam Mazza’s Farm Market out to the barn where his goats and sheep give birth each year. But for the first time in over a decade, he’ll be without the watchful eye of Zak, his…

Area gyms resolve to keep new members

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With the New Year upon us, fitness centers are not only prepping for the annual influx of new gym-goers, but also trying new ways to curb the inevitable decline in the months to come. For Catherine Manning, manager of Snap Fitness in Milton, the first step to maintaining the gym’s client base is understanding why…

St. Michael’s responds to racism on campus

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An investigation is ongoing at St. Michael’s College two weeks after members of the college’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services issued a letter condemning acts of “targeted hate.” The investigation stems from allegations that a pattern of racially motivated incidents occurred on campus including racial slurs directed at students, defacing migrant workers posters with…

Planners discuss zoning, renewable energy

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The Colchester and Milton planning commissions held a joint meeting last week with the aim of discussing zoning issues affecting both towns. The main focus at the Nov. 29 meeting was discussing the planning, zoning and development of the northeast corner of Colchester – an area in the vicinity of East and Middle roads along…

Inspire Space gains tenant

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Nearly a year and a half after moving his business from New York to Vermont, North Lennox succeeded in elevating his company to the pinnacle of Vermont business standards. In late November, Greenbanc, whose mission is to help homeowners invest in energy efficiency, became a certified B Corporation. “It’s a rigorous test,” Lennox said. To…

Hunter cited for shooting from vehicle

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A Colchester man faces severe penalties after he fired a rifle from the driver’s side window of his truck in Cambridge last Sunday afternoon. Justin Andrews, 22, was apprehended on the last day of deer hunting season after Vermont game wardens witnessed him shooting at a facsimile deer they placed in the woods after receiving…