Support staff pay docked after contract changes


A lump sum will be taken out of Colchester School District support staff paychecks early next year, settling a discrepancy between a raise applied during negotiation proceedings and the recently agreed upon hourly rate for the 2017-18 term, the school board confirmed last week. Support staff received a “step increase,” or yearly salary raise, of…

Rotary seeks donations, predicts record need


The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is requesting donations for its annual holiday food basket project, preparing for a year that may bring record participation, according to a letter from Rotarian Ron Lewis. With donated funds, the Rotarians buy food at a discounted price from area stores and assemble the packages with small gifts, dental supplies, knit…

Area towns report damage after windstorm


Towns have been reporting incurred costs to the Chittenden Regional Planning Commission following the windstorm late last month, and state and federal teams have been moving from county to county to assess damage. This joint preliminary damage assessment conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state partners will help determine if Vermont qualifies for…