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Families have fun at winter carnival

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Families gathered for a variety of activities, games and shows at the 34th Annual Colchester Winter Carnival at Colchester High this weekend. Hosted by Colchester Parks & Recreation, the community event stretched over the weekend starting with the Colchester’s Got Talent! show on Friday night and ending with open skating at Leddy Park on Sunday.…

Town budget up 2.4 percent

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The Colchester Selectboard unanimously approved a nearly $12.5 million town budget earlier this month, marking a 2.4 percent increase from the current fiscal year. After factoring in an estimated 1.14 percent growth on the grand list, the proposed budget will increase the tax rate by .62 percent, or one-third of a penny. At that rate,…

Candidates unopposed on Town Meeting ballot

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All eight candidates vying for elected positions on next month’s Town Meeting Day ballot will be unopposed, according to a draft ballot provided by Colchester town clerk and treasurer Karen Richard. Richard filed a petition to seek re-election to her own two-year seat and will be unchallenged this March. Longtime selectman Marc Landry did not…

Judge to weigh ‘revenge porn’ case dismissal

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A Superior Court judge heard arguments Monday on a motion to dismiss a case based on Vermont’s so-called revenge porn law. Judge Dennis Pearson will also consider suppressing statements the defendant, 57-year-old Patrick Liebrecht of Colchester, made to police. Liebrecht says the investigating officer didn’t read his Miranda rights during interrogation. A former candidate for…

Mystery gravel pit stumps staff

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Public works director Bryan Osborne was intrigued when a letter from attorney Jim Wick landed on his desk last December. A Colchester man was looking to sell his home on Macrae Road, the notice explained, and hired an engineer to survey the plot. The expert discovered a 1956 agreement on the books, granting the town…

Colchester native earns conference honors

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A Colchester native earned the Northeast-10 Conference’s Swimmer of the Week honors last week. Lindsay McNall, a senior at St. Michael’s College, won four times over six events last weekend while clocking a trio of top-three times in the conference this winter, including the fastest 100-yard backstroke. She leads the team this winter in total…