NEWS

Food shelf seeks plentiful produce

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By COLIN FLANDERS The Colchester food shelf is paging all green thumbs this season in hopes of combatting the summer’s donation lull. The food shelf is asking residents to add a row of vegetables when plotting out their gardens this season to help increase the amount of fresh produce offerings, according to Cathy Huskisson, a…

Colchester man arrested for selling cocaine

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Burlington police say a Colchester man was arrested after selling cocaine near Roosevelt Park on Tuesday. Police say Dennis Russin, 37, based his operation out of a residence on Spring Street in Burlington, where police found 22 grams of crack cocaine in a safe, as well as “drug distribution paraphernalia,” according to a press release.…

Back-petaling

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By COLIN FLANDERS Ever since Marriam Khan was a little girl, she’s loved flowers. She recalls waking up on weekend mornings — early enough to beat the summer heat — and pulling blossoms as she walked through her mother’s garden. Years later, the Colchester resident’s passion has become her life’s work, and with it, an…

2015 LCI winner on the hook for fraud charges

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By KAYLEE SULLIVAN Last year’s Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Derby winner is on the hook for alleged fraud. Craig Provost of Plattsburgh took home $13,000 in 2015 for breaking a derby record with the contest’s largest walleye fish. The catch? He wasn’t the one who caught it, LCI says. Provost’s teammate reeled in the…

A world record for Colchester?

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By JASON STARR Colchester’s causeway may be the longest non-motorized trail over water in the world. But is that worth writing to the Guinness Book of World Records? The causeway’s chief promoter, Local Motion, thinks so. The Burlington walk and bike advocacy group, which runs the boat ferry that takes cyclists across the causeway’s 200-foot…

Milton man died of accidental drowning, police say

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By MICHAELA HALNON Authorities have named a cause of death in the fatal boating accident on Malletts Bay last week. An autopsy concluded 60-year-old Rodney Dion of Milton died of accidental drowning on June 15, Colchester police Lt. Doug Allen confirmed. Dion was operating a 20-foot Stingray powerboat when he collided with a 35-foot Fountain…