Sun wins awards at Vermont Press Association meeting


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Your local newspaper picked up a few awards at this year’s annual meeting of the Vermont Press Association last week. Held at Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza Hotel, the meeting presented two years’ worth of awards, and the Colchester Sun, Milton Independent and Essex Reporter took home prizes in both contests. Read the Colchester Sun’s award winning…

The Colchester Sun is moving to Milton


The Colchester Sun is moving to 69 Main St. in Milton

As of next week, the Colchester Sun will have a new home. On December 14, the Sun will move from 42 Severance Green #108 to 69 Main St. in Milton, the home of our sister paper, the Milton Independent. Since I took over the helm of the Sun and Essex Reporter in March 2016, the…

Colchester doctor nets grant for novel diagnostic proposal


A Colchester doctor was among the national winners of the second annual Lyme Innovation Hackathon in Boston last month after her team proposed a novel early diagnostic tool for the potentially devastating disease. Dr. Sepinoud Bazel, an assistant professor at the University of Vermont and a family medicine physician at UVM Medical Center’s South Burlington family…

School board gets early look at budget, Gov. Scott proposal


Colchester taxpayers got an early look into the upcoming school budget season last week as board members laid out their fiscal priorities and offered preliminary responses to Gov. Phil Scott’s call for level funding. “What the governor is constantly communicating, and it’s only going to increase, is enrollment is declining … and that spending is…

St. Mike’s basketball speaks out after kneeling protest


On November 4, six local basketball players joined a nationwide protest of racial oppression by taking a knee. Three weeks later, they’ve released a statement detailing their motives and the harsh response they received. The St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team linked arms inside University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium before the national anthem played at…