Tag Archive for Colchester

Input sought for Malletts Bay projects

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Colchester officials are asking for public participation as they begin studying three projects included in the Malletts Bay Initiative, an expansive effort to revamp the lakeshore region. The trio of subprojects in question includes a stormwater management system for the bay and its upland watersheds, bike and pedestrian improvements along West Lakeshore Drive (between Prim…

Driving while black: Bias study includes CPD data

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A new study on racial bias in policing highlights major inequalities statewide, but police Chief Jennifer Morrison said local numbers show there is “no cause for alarm” in Colchester. Authored by University of Vermont professor Stephanie Seguino and visiting professor Nancy Brooks, the study found black drivers in Vermont were nearly twice as likely to…

KW Vermont settles lawsuit with ex-CEO

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A Colchester-based real estate company has agreed to a settlement with its former CEO who claimed sexual harassment and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit filed last October, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court this week. The lawsuit alleged Hergenrother Green Mountain Properties, the parent company of Keller Williams Vermont, fired 27-year-old Chelsea…

Student named ambassador of national nonprofit

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Five years ago at the University of Alabama, Tandin Dorji gave his first inspirational speech. He was just 19. Dorji, who was diagnosed with juvenile spinal muscular atrophy type 3 five years prior, was approached by a college coordinator who asked him to speak to a group of people with muscular diseases. He agreed, and…

CPD’s start: ‘Two men and a cruiser’

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It was late-March 1967, and Colchester voters approved $20,000 to establish their own local police department. Then-town manager James Lowe easily summarized the budding department’s needs: “Two men and a cruiser.” From a field of up to 14 applicants, officials selected St. Johnsbury police Sgt. Ronald Smith to lead the charge. Joined by one other…

Goats enjoy Christmas cast-offs

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Four years ago, Karen Freudenberger and Chuda Dhaurali brought an unconventional method of Christmas tree recycling to Colchester. This year, Dhaurali is continuing the event’s legacy, but without Freudenberger’s kind soul by his side. Freudenberger, founder of Colchester’s Pine Island Community Farm, died December 1 after fighting a longstanding heart condition, Amy Kirk of Pine…