Tag Archive for Colchester

Realty company denies harassment claims

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A Colchester-based real estate company officially denied all allegations of sexual harassment, invasion of privacy and discrimination made by a former CEO, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court this week. The lawsuit, filed last month, alleges Hergenrother Green Mountain Properties, the parent company of Keller Williams Vermont, fired 27-year-old Chelsea Locke for lying…

Legislative hopefuls sound off at forum

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All seven contenders for the five legislative positions open in Colchester this November showed to a forum last week, touting their beliefs and policies. The Colchester Community Development Corporation hosted last Wednesday’s event at the Elley-Long Music Center in Fort Ethan Allen. In attendance were Democrat incumbent Dick Mazza, running unopposed for the Senate; Republican…

A run for hope

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Μore than 130 runners and walkers turned out for the fourth annual Pink Out the Park 5K at Bayside Park on Saturday, Oct. 1. The run was hosted by Team Colchester CANsur-vive and benefited Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. In the first three years of the event, the team has raised over $30,000 for the…

Early ed. committee to study options

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Colchester School District Superintendent Amy Minor is forming a committee to study the needs of Colchester’s youngest students, with the possibility of building a new early education center under consideration. It’s a broader approach than Minor’s predecessor, Larry Waters, took last year when he spearheaded a focused study of the early education center concept. The…

CSWD picks up dropoff center question

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The Chittenden Solid Waste District has extended a new opportunity for Colchester to host one of its trash and recycling dropoff centers. Facilities manager Brian Wright recently requested input from member municipalities about their interest in, and land availability for, a dropoff center. Colchester lost its part-time dropoff center about 10 years ago, when a…

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.…