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Police find missing woman

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UPDATE: Police say they located Vanessa Whitaker yesterday afternoon in St. Albans. A malfunction in the press release system was to blame for the delayed update, Lt. Doug Allen said. EARLIER: Colchester police are looking for a missing woman who left her residence on Hawthorne Lane last evening. Vanessa Whitaker, 30, was last seen at…

Join the crew

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Colchester woman drums way to world championships As a dragon boat drummer, Colchester resident Lisa Campion is prone to pressure. “You’re almost the heart and soul; you’re the culture,” Campion said. “You’re fostering the winning mentality throughout the race. So even when you can see on your teammates faces that they’re tired and they’re losing…

On the roads, again

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A sizable crowd gathered in the high school auditorium on Monday evening to plead its case once more, before members of the Colchester Selectboard pick a path forward on a plowing policy that has polarized the town’s residents for half a century. Since 1970, Colchester has provided snow and ice removal to just 14 of…

Minor, Morrison join Gov. Scott’s marijuana advisory commission

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Two influential Colchester leaders had a seat at the table during the long-awaited first meeting of Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission last Thursday, each prepared to lend their industry-specific expertise. Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison and superintendent Amy Minor were tapped to serve on two of the three subcommittees within the commission, which Scott…

Cyclists offer insight on proposed bayside upgrades

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Dozens of cyclists packed into the town offices last week to extensively evaluate the suite of proposed bike and pedestrian upgrade options in Malletts Bay, offering their own perspectives on riding through town. The well-attended Sept. 26 presentation also ran through options to reduce traffic congestion at the four-way intersection at Bayside Park and manage…

Crash closes East Road

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Police are investigating a car crash in Colchester that closed East Road for an hour and a half last week. Police said a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Noah Coyner of Milton struck a utility pole and rolled over on East Road near Pond Brook Road around 11 a.m. last Wednesday, Sept. 27. Coyner was treated…