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VPA to host debates

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The Vermont Press Association is sponsoring “Debate Sunday” to allow voters a chance to hear the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on Sunday Oct. 23 at St. Michael’s College. All candidates for the three statewide offices are invited to the event, which is being held in conjunction with the St. Michael’s College…

Catch and release

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“I’m never swimming in Lake Champlain again.” So joked Lauren Dunn’s friend after learning Dunn caught two huge fish there on October 2. Both of them are pending world record status. Dunn, a first-year engineering student at St. Michael’s College who holds nearly 40 International Game Fish Association world records, started fishing at age 4.…

Conference covers women’s wellness

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Last Friday marked the 19th annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference, hosted by The University of Vermont Cancer Center. The event took place at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington, with events kicking off at 8 a.m. Originally held in October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the conference has since expanded…

Town to make play for circ land

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation announced it wants to keep the 12 miles of unused corridor preserved in the 1980s for a beltway highway that today, has an uncertain future. So says VTrans’ management plan for the rights-of-way acquired for the so-called Circumferential Highway, of which only one of three legs has been built, Route…

Board preps for teacher negotiations

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Three Colchester School Board members attended a Vermont School Boards Association negotiations workshop Saturday in preparation for upcoming contract talks with the teachers union. The association has offered spring and fall negotiation workshops for the past two years. Saturday marked the first time members have participated. Board members Craig Kieny, Lincoln White and Curt Taylor,…

Jones fuels student fitness and nutrition

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Catherine Jones has almost singlehandedly kept the Colchester School District involved in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, a collaboration of the National Dairy Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the NFL that focuses on childhood nutrition and exercise. As a fourth-grader, Catherine was part of a group of 13 students that transitioned…