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Woman coaching women

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Even a week after the Oct. 15 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, pink dye still streaks some participants’ hair, just one of the South Burlington event’s lasting effects. For the past nine years, the St. Michael’s College women’s basketball team has fundraised and walked in support of breast cancer awareness. All under head coach…

Town to stop plowing private roads

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The Colchester Selectboard has unanimously agreed to stop plowing all private roads in town by winter 2018, effectively closing the book on a fervent debate nearly 50 years in the making. The decision, announced late into the evening at the Oct. 10 board meeting, came after two well-attended public hearings and dozens of logged phone…

Colchester athletes forge top-notch bonds

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Applause from almost 200 people repeatedly exploded at Essex Tree Farm last Sunday as young soccer stars with disabilities were called up one by one to receive a trophy and stream of high-fives from coaches and players. The celebration marked Vermont’s 11th season of TOPSoccer, or The Outreach Program for Soccer. The nationwide program, run…

Board endorses Bayside roundabout, 10-foot paved path

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The Colchester Selectboard approved a sweeping lineup of upgrades to Malletts Bay during its meeting last Tuesday, including a roundabout at the Bayside Park intersection and a 10-foot wide shared use path on West Lakeshore Drive. Along with a significant stormwater management improvement plan, the combined grand total of the approved trio of projects clocked…

Consultant presents new park plans

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Design consultant Axel Bishop was back at the Colchester town offices last Tuesday to present updated visualizations and source public opinions on the Bayside Park Master Plan, a proposal that encompasses three town-owned sections of land in Malletts Bay. Among the new offerings, mapped out since Bishop’s last appearance in May, was a detailed plan…

Grant lets students take free PSAT test

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Over 300 juniors and seniors picked up sharp No. 2 pencils last Wednesday morning and took the Preliminary SAT assessment at Colchester High School for free, thanks to a grant from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. This is the second time the district has secured the Gear-Up Grant, which totaled just under $5,000 and allowed…