NEWS

Route 7 construction delayed

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Construction on the Routes 7/2 and 2A intersections in Colchester will continue through August 2018, according to Vermont Agency of Transportation officials. Substantive work was originally scheduled to wrap up this month. “It was a tight timeline to begin with, and then with delays, we’re just trying to make sure we’re not rushing it and…

Signs of the times

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Residents and commuters alike have no doubt noticed the seven wooden signs recently installed along the town’s border, each welcoming drivers into Colchester with an enlarged version of the municipality’s newfangled vibrant yellow, green and blue logo. Many might be seeing the seal, which features a runner, cyclist and sailboat on the causeway, for the…

Write what you know

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Resident writing coach publishes how-to book Sometimes, the best piece of advice writing coach Annalisa Parent gives her clients is simple: Put your hands above your head, stand up and dance around. The extra bit of oxygen can often clear up even the worst writers’ block, she says. This fall, the Colchester resident took her…

Youth promoted to DRB voting seat

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This time last year, an announcement over the Colchester High School intercom caught 18-year-old Morgan Eaton’s attention: Town officials were looking for youngsters to fill non-voting seats on local municipal boards as part of their new “Get Engaged” program. Then a CHS junior, Eaton headed to the meeting with curiosity. He picked the development review…

Locals supervise public safety

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Colchester residents, DOC staffers earn gov’s re-appointment Dale Crook, a career veteran of Vermont’s Department of Corrections, knows what you’re thinking: Yes, that’s his real last name. “In some ways, it’s a pretty good icebreaker – ‘I’m not the only crook in corrections,’” the longtime Colchester resident said. “It’s a way to kind of break…