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Stormwater utility budget approved

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Selectboard members unanimously approved the budget for a new stormwater utility last Tuesday, increasing the annual fund from about $542,000 to nearly $875,000. The utility will charge a yearly fee based on the amount of impervious surface homeowners have on their land. The old system determined payments based on assessed property value. All single-family residential…

Reps, selectboard split on marijuana debate

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A bill legalizing the use of marijuana in Vermont has divided Colchester legislators and selectboard members. Rep. Jim Condon (D) was the only member of the Colchester delegation to vote in favor of the measure, which cleared the House 79 to 66 on Wednesday, May 10. Rep. Pat Brennan (R), Rep. Maureen Dakin (D) and…

Dog owner appeals euthanasia order

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A local pit bull owner is appealing a euthanasia order handed down by the Colchester Selectboard earlier this year, a determination that came after board members heard claims the dog viciously attacked a young Milton girl in February. Court documents show the dog’s owner, Colchester resident Jason Hathaway, will represent himself in a not-yet-scheduled hearing…

Euthanasia ordered for Colchester pit bull

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The Colchester Selectboard unanimously agreed to order an area pit bull “humanely destroyed” after hearing claims the dog viciously attacked a Milton girl last month. Their decision, released on Wednesday, said owners Jason Hathaway and Stephanie Menard failed to take “the necessary steps or any steps” to protect members of the public from their 5-year-old…

Meet your selectboard candidates

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The Colchester Sun posed questions to candidates seeking elected office to better inform voters. This year, two candidates emerged for Colchester Selectboard positions. Incumbent Herb Downing and newcomer Jacki Murphy submitted petitions to run for three- and two-year seats, respectively, and will appear on the ballot unopposed. We gave the candidates three questions and asked…