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Sun wins awards at Vermont Press Association meeting


Vermont Press Association Logo

Your local newspaper picked up a few awards at this year’s annual meeting of the Vermont Press Association last week. Held at Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza Hotel, the meeting presented two years’ worth of awards, and the Colchester Sun, Milton Independent and Essex Reporter took home prizes in both contests. Read the Colchester Sun’s award winning…

The Colchester Sun is moving to Milton


The Colchester Sun is moving to 69 Main St. in Milton

As of next week, the Colchester Sun will have a new home. On December 14, the Sun will move from 42 Severance Green #108 to 69 Main St. in Milton, the home of our sister paper, the Milton Independent. Since I took over the helm of the Sun and Essex Reporter in March 2016, the…

Accused drug dealer pleads not guilty


Darrick Holmes, owner of Colchester’s Almighty Peaks Painting, pleaded not guilty in federal court last Friday to multiple counts of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine. The eight-count indictment spans over a two-year period, from 2015 to March 2017. Court documents say Holmes used his West Lakeshore Dr. business and its employees to distribute heroin.…

Selectboard reorganizes in post-election meeting


The Colchester Selectboard underwent a small governance shake-up last Wednesday after members met for the first time since Town Meeting Day elections. Selectman Herb Downing moved to reappoint Nadine Scibek as chairwoman, but to name Tom Mulcahy vice-chairman and Jeff Bartley clerk. Previously, Downing served as vice-chairman of the board, Mulcahy the clerk. The motion…

Reflecting on history: CHS students debrief inauguration trip


Sitting in teacher Rachel Cohen’s Colchester High School classroom last week, students said their trip to President Donald Trump’s inauguration felt like a lifetime ago. In actuality, they’d returned from the whirlwind Washington adventure less than two weeks prior. The trip kicked off with a tour of the city’s most popular attractions, from the historic…