Colchester resident celebrates 100th birthday


Ruth Worden

The staff at Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility would like to wish our resident Ruth Worden a very Happy 100th Birthday on December 12. Ruth is a kind and warm-hearted person who is filled with so many stories about her time as a parks and recreation staff member here in Vermont. She enjoys talking…

Claussen’s rings in holiday season with style


Verna Thomas tacks down the tails of a wreath

The crafters at Claussen’s Greenhouse in Colchester are certifiable connoisseurs of Christmas décor. It’s bound to happen, the staff said, with an annual production rate of nearly 1,000 wreaths, 100 kissing balls and lofty lengths of deep green garland. Each is made from Vermont-grown pine and sport a unique set of decorations. Through the years,…

Superior court dismisses dog euthanasia appeal


A superior court judge has dismissed a Colchester dog owner’s appeal after the resident failed to appear for a hearing in Burlington last Wednesday. The decision upholds the euthanasia directive handed down by the selectboard in March. “The town achieved its goals in getting this appeal closed out,” town attorney Bryan Monaghan said. “We’re happy…

Colchester PD finds fake money


While the Colchester Police were investigating a separate complaint, officers came into possession of an undisclosed amount of counterfeit money, according to a press release last Friday. The bills are in $20 and $100 denominations and have the words “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on the back, police said. There have been reports of…

Malletts Bay School kids call for diaper donations


Beatrice Melo of Malletts Bay School with diaper donations

A band of fifth-graders at Malletts Bay School are calling on the community for diaper donations, hoping to collect a whopping 500 pounds of the baby basics for the Committee on Temporary Shelter by December 18. “We decided it was just a nice thing to do for our community because homeless people need to spend…

Police: Boat sinking in Malletts Bay breaks no laws


sinking boat in malletts bay

Last week, the Colchester Sun confirmed reports of a half-sunk boat bobbing in Malletts Bay about 60 feet from the beach off East Lakeshore Drive. After inquiring with the town of Colchester about the troubled vessel, town manager Dawn Francis replied in an email. “We are working with the [Colchester Police Department] and our harbormaster…