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St. Michael’s responds to racism on campus

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An investigation is ongoing at St. Michael’s College two weeks after members of the college’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services issued a letter condemning acts of “targeted hate.” The investigation stems from allegations that a pattern of racially motivated incidents occurred on campus including racial slurs directed at students, defacing migrant workers posters with…

Colchester airmen deploy

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By MICHAELA HALNON and COURTNEY LAMDIN Three hundred airmen and multiple F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Vermont Air National Guard arrived in an undisclosed destination on Saturday on a mission to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, a press release said. According to VTANG Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson, members of…

Legislative hopefuls sound off at forum

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All seven contenders for the five legislative positions open in Colchester this November showed to a forum last week, touting their beliefs and policies. The Colchester Community Development Corporation hosted last Wednesday’s event at the Elley-Long Music Center in Fort Ethan Allen. In attendance were Democrat incumbent Dick Mazza, running unopposed for the Senate; Republican…

A run for hope

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Μore than 130 runners and walkers turned out for the fourth annual Pink Out the Park 5K at Bayside Park on Saturday, Oct. 1. The run was hosted by Team Colchester CANsur-vive and benefited Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. In the first three years of the event, the team has raised over $30,000 for the…

Early ed. committee to study options

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Colchester School District Superintendent Amy Minor is forming a committee to study the needs of Colchester’s youngest students, with the possibility of building a new early education center under consideration. It’s a broader approach than Minor’s predecessor, Larry Waters, took last year when he spearheaded a focused study of the early education center concept. The…

CSWD picks up dropoff center question

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The Chittenden Solid Waste District has extended a new opportunity for Colchester to host one of its trash and recycling dropoff centers. Facilities manager Brian Wright recently requested input from member municipalities about their interest in, and land availability for, a dropoff center. Colchester lost its part-time dropoff center about 10 years ago, when a…