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New road rules proposed

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By JASON STARR That time you were speeding, got caught by Colchester police and paid a fine? If you thought that money stayed in town to fund local policing, you are mistaken. Traffic violations in Colchester are written under state statute, and the state receives the fines. Town officials plan to change that. The police…

DEA busts alleged Winooski drug ring on Malletts Bay Ave.

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By Jason Starr Eight Winooski residents were arrested Friday and charged with distributing heroin and cocaine out of six homes on Malletts Bay Avenue. U.S. Attorney Eric Miller said the cohort represents the link between out-of-state drug traffickers and local addicts. These “facilitators,” Miller said, helped alleged drug trafficker Michael Villanueva distribute heroin, fentanyl and…

Wings in the wind

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By KAYLEE SULLIVAN “Are ya ready, honey?” Quietly contemplating if I should pay closer attention to the miniscule pit of nausea in my stomach or the lingering soreness in my cheekbones from smiling wide with thrilled anticipation, I soon realized my answer didn’t quite matter anymore. I was 1,300 feet off the ground, traveling 90…

Severe storm evacuates Raftapalooza

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By JASON STARR In his four decades boating on Lake Champlain, Jeremy Dewyea can recall only one other thunderstorm that swept through with the suddenness and ferocity of the storm that popped up last Saturday in Malletts Bay. Of course, that time there were not hundreds of people partying on rafts and boats tied together.…

Lisman wants to recreate government

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series of profiles on Vermont’s five gubernatorial candidates by the St. Albans Messenger leading up to the August primary. See Democratic candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter in next week’s Colchester Sun. By TOM BENTON Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman – four-time Analyst All-Star…

Scott to focus on economy

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series of profiles on Vermont’s five gubernatorial candidates by the St. Albans Messenger leading up to the August primary. See Democratic candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter in next week’s Colchester Sun. By TOM BENTON, Messenger staff writer This election season’s early polls favor Lt.…