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A lot to learn: Vt. Guard enhances partnership with African troops

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DAKAR, Senegal — Approximately 4,000 miles and an ocean away from the Green Mountains, a sergeant from Vermont provides advice and directions through a spotting scope to a Senegalese soldier behind a rifle at a range in Thies, Senegal. Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Fryburg, an instructor with the Vermont Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute,…

State amends charges against drunk driver

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By ABBY LEDOUX The Chittenden County State’s Attorney has amended the charges against an Essex man accused of drunkenly driving an ATV that killed a Colchester woman in June. Police said Daniel LeMire, 41, was operating his ATV under the influence when he collided with two of three motorcycles on Route 128 just after 9…

Police: juveniles cause barn blaze

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By KAYLEE SULLIVAN A vacant barn behind the Malletts Bay cemetery was demolished Tuesday afternoon after catching fire. Juveniles playing inside the structure, across from the Route 127 fishing access, started the fire, Colchester police said Wednesday after completing their preliminary investigation. Vermont State Police fire investigators were also on scene. The property was owned…

Smooth sailing

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Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an irregular series we’re calling Try-Town, where reporters from the Tri-Town Weekly papers – The Colchester Sun, Essex Reporter and Milton Independent – try activities available in our communities. Submit your suggestions to news@colchestersun.com.  By MICHAELA HALNON It was about 10 minutes into my first sailboat ride…