Tag Archive for Colchester

Home bakery is couple’s labor of love

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Twice a month, David Glass makes a four-hour trek to Bloomfield, Conn., where he meets his brother at a Japanese restaurant for lunch before heading out to the parking lot. To the average passerby, it might look like Glass is running a drug operation from the trunk of his silver Toyota Matrix. He often has…

Town budget up 2.4 percent

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The Colchester Selectboard unanimously approved a nearly $12.5 million town budget earlier this month, marking a 2.4 percent increase from the current fiscal year. After factoring in an estimated 1.14 percent growth on the grand list, the proposed budget will increase the tax rate by .62 percent, or one-third of a penny. At that rate,…

Candidates unopposed on Town Meeting ballot

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All eight candidates vying for elected positions on next month’s Town Meeting Day ballot will be unopposed, according to a draft ballot provided by Colchester town clerk and treasurer Karen Richard. Richard filed a petition to seek re-election to her own two-year seat and will be unchallenged this March. Longtime selectman Marc Landry did not…

Judge to weigh ‘revenge porn’ case dismissal

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A Superior Court judge heard arguments Monday on a motion to dismiss a case based on Vermont’s so-called revenge porn law. Judge Dennis Pearson will also consider suppressing statements the defendant, 57-year-old Patrick Liebrecht of Colchester, made to police. Liebrecht says the investigating officer didn’t read his Miranda rights during interrogation. A former candidate for…

Sandbar gets state’s highest protection

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The Sandbar wetland was granted the state’s highest protection last Thursday, Vermont’s wetlands program manager Laura Lapierre confirmed. Located in Sand Bar State Park, which spans into Colchester, the wetland was one of three approved for the Class I designation at a Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules hearing. Lapierre said she presented Sandbar as having…

Mystery gravel pit stumps staff

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Public works director Bryan Osborne was intrigued when a letter from attorney Jim Wick landed on his desk last December. A Colchester man was looking to sell his home on Macrae Road, the notice explained, and hired an engineer to survey the plot. The expert discovered a 1956 agreement on the books, granting the town…