Tag Archive for Colchester

Area towns report damage after windstorm

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Towns have been reporting incurred costs to the Chittenden Regional Planning Commission following the windstorm late last month, and state and federal teams have been moving from county to county to assess damage. This joint preliminary damage assessment conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state partners will help determine if Vermont qualifies for…

Survivor, grandson become advocates after cancer fight

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It was spring 2008, a few months after Colchester resident Denise Marcelino received her Valentine’s Day breast cancer diagnosis. Together with her husband and her grandson Matthew of Milton, Marcelino journeyed to the St. Albans Maple Festival in what had become a family tradition. New that year was Marcelino’s hairstyle. She’d chopped her usually long…

Town to stop plowing private roads

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The Colchester Selectboard has unanimously agreed to stop plowing all private roads in town by winter 2018, effectively closing the book on a fervent debate nearly 50 years in the making. The decision, announced late into the evening at the Oct. 10 board meeting, came after two well-attended public hearings and dozens of logged phone…

Board endorses Bayside roundabout, 10-foot paved path

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The Colchester Selectboard approved a sweeping lineup of upgrades to Malletts Bay during its meeting last Tuesday, including a roundabout at the Bayside Park intersection and a 10-foot wide shared use path on West Lakeshore Drive. Along with a significant stormwater management improvement plan, the combined grand total of the approved trio of projects clocked…

Consultant presents new park plans

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Design consultant Axel Bishop was back at the Colchester town offices last Tuesday to present updated visualizations and source public opinions on the Bayside Park Master Plan, a proposal that encompasses three town-owned sections of land in Malletts Bay. Among the new offerings, mapped out since Bishop’s last appearance in May, was a detailed plan…