NEWS

Demolition ordered for bayside buildings

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Colchester officials have ordered the owners of two crumbling lakeside homes on East Lakeshore Drive to remove the condemned buildings, citing structural failings beyond repair in each, town documents show. “It is no longer feasible to secure the building by boarding it up,” town building inspector Derek Shepardson wrote in near-identical letters to the homeowners…

Food shelves sparse during summer

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Last week, Milton Family Community Center food shelf posted a photo to social media portraying near empty shelves, a chilling thought to the organization that distributes up to 180 bags of food every month. But within 24 hours, the shelves transformed from bare to bounteous. When food shelf coordinator Cheryl Alwine puts the word out…

Meet the flockers

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Rec brings back flamingo prank If you wake up one morning and find a flock of pink flamingoes on your lawn, don’t worry – it’s likely that you’ve been flamingoed by Colchester Recreation. The department has brought back its popular You’ve Been Flamingoed prank after a five-year hiatus – er, the birds’ five-year migration. To…

Police seek armed robber

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A masked man held up a Champlain Farms store along Roosevelt Highway in Colchester on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Colchester Police Department the same day. The robber, a white man described as roughly 5’8” tall with a medium build, entered the store sometime before 2:30 a.m and demanded money from the…