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Winter fest to showcase local talent

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Even before they took the stage last Thursday afternoon, Meghan Brosky and Addie Davidson were in sync. When the pair of fourth-graders arrived at the Colchester High School auditorium with their mothers a few minutes early for their audition, they couldn’t contain their energy or enthusiasm. Meghan, 10, and Addie, 9, quickly turned a narrow…

CPD swears in new officer

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Colchester police have added a new officer to its ranks. Chief Jennifer Morrison welcomed 24-year-old Jeff Baur to the department in a ceremony last week, assigning him badge number 195. Baur’s addition brings the total number of sworn personnel on the force to 28 and ups the full time staff positions to 37.6, according to…

Input sought for Malletts Bay projects

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Colchester officials are asking for public participation as they begin studying three projects included in the Malletts Bay Initiative, an expansive effort to revamp the lakeshore region. The trio of subprojects in question includes a stormwater management system for the bay and its upland watersheds, bike and pedestrian improvements along West Lakeshore Drive (between Prim…

Driving while black: Bias study includes CPD data

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A new study on racial bias in policing highlights major inequalities statewide, but police Chief Jennifer Morrison said local numbers show there is “no cause for alarm” in Colchester. Authored by University of Vermont professor Stephanie Seguino and visiting professor Nancy Brooks, the study found black drivers in Vermont were nearly twice as likely to…

KW Vermont settles lawsuit with ex-CEO

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A Colchester-based real estate company has agreed to a settlement with its former CEO who claimed sexual harassment and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit filed last October, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court this week. The lawsuit alleged Hergenrother Green Mountain Properties, the parent company of Keller Williams Vermont, fired 27-year-old Chelsea…

Student named ambassador of national nonprofit

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Five years ago at the University of Alabama, Tandin Dorji gave his first inspirational speech. He was just 19. Dorji, who was diagnosed with juvenile spinal muscular atrophy type 3 five years prior, was approached by a college coordinator who asked him to speak to a group of people with muscular diseases. He agreed, and…