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How a kindergarten class bought a goat

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It all started with a book. “The thing with teaching kindergarteners is, it doesn’t often go according to plan,” Porters Point School teacher David Allbee said. “I’ll have planned something and I’ve planned it really well, and all of a sudden I have to adjust my plan because their interest is so great in a…

Police: Man shot neighbor’s pitbull

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Colchester police say a man shot his neighbor’s pitbull after he said the dog charged at him. The man said his neighbor’s dog, a male pitbull, was running loose in his yard on Prim Road when he arrived home on Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release. He told police he yelled to the dog…

Candidates contend at Debate Sunday

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Major party candidates for Vermont’s next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general squared off in a series of debates hosted by the Vermont Press Association at St. Michael’s College in Colchester last Sunday. Held in the McCarthy Arts Center, the three 90-minute debates began with candidates for AG at 1 p.m. and lasted throughout the…

3-phase Bayside plan OK’d

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The Colchester Selectboard endorsed a plan in August to locate a community and fitness center on five acres at Bayside Park, starting with an outdoor pool. The facility would displace some current park amenities onto the undeveloped town-owned 14 acres across the street. Voters approved purchase of the undeveloped property between East Lakeshore Drive and…

Supreme Court upolds Costco expansion

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By JASON STARR Following a Vermont Supreme Court victory last week, Costco can now proceed with the installation of 12 discounted gas pumps and a store expansion at its Colchester location. When it will is anyone’s guess – even general manager Chris Stafford’s. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” he said after the nine-year…