Tag Archive for Colchester

Respite House celebrates first birthday

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A year after its grand opening, the Visiting Nurse Association’s Respite House in Colchester has played host to a wedding, baby shower, memorial service and family reunion, all while providing hospice care to 50 percent more people than last year. Volunteers, medical professionals and administrators alike celebrated the new house’s birthday on Monday with a…

Colchester drops to BFA 2-1

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BFA-St. Albans weathered a late comeback bid by Colchester thanks to big saves by goalkeeper Matt Tracy and sweeper Will Harvey, making a pair of Kam Dunsmore goals stand up for a 2-1 win over the Lakers in a feisty Homecoming weeknight game last Monday at Collins-Perley. Dunsmore opened the second half with a shot…

Help is on the way

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Vermont Task Force 1 deploys for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts A team of highly trained Vermont rescue personnel left Colchester for Texas this afternoon, ready to perform evacuations and rescues in flooded areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team is deployed through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, the…

Holding down the fort

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Author pens first book on Fort Ethan Allen William Parkinson jumped from his chair in earnest last Wednesday, dashing out of the room to fetch an artifact he recalled when retelling a particularly amusing anecdote. “This said ‘Fort Ethan Allen’ so I had to buy it,” Parkinson said with a laugh as he rolled a…

Residents rollick on inflatable park

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A gaggle of summer campers bounced with excitement at Bayside Beach last Thursday, tightening lifejackets with care as they wiggled their toes in the sand. On the counselors’ go, the dozen-or-so kiddos raced into the reportedly “freezing cold” lake water toward an inflatable waterslide and climbing structure anchored 200 feet offshore. Open from 11 a.m. to…

Police urge safety after crashes

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Vermont State Police say a Colchester man crashed his car on Interstate 89 in Williston early last Tuesday morning after hydroplaning off the side of the road. Around 1:15 a.m. on August 8, troopers found 33-year-old Justin Haight’s car had hydroplaned off I-89, colliding with a construction message sign trailer, according to a press release.…