Tag Archive for Colchester

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…

On the roads, again

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A sizable crowd gathered in the high school auditorium on Monday evening to plead its case once more, before members of the Colchester Selectboard pick a path forward on a plowing policy that has polarized the town’s residents for half a century. Since 1970, Colchester has provided snow and ice removal to just 14 of…

Minor, Morrison join Gov. Scott’s marijuana advisory commission

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Two influential Colchester leaders had a seat at the table during the long-awaited first meeting of Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission last Thursday, each prepared to lend their industry-specific expertise. Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison and superintendent Amy Minor were tapped to serve on two of the three subcommittees within the commission, which Scott…

CPD dispatcher fired, arrested

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A Colchester Police dispatcher was fired after allegedly soliciting the services of a prostitute and disclosing confidential police information, according to a statement from Chief Jen Morrison. Vermont State Police cited Earl Benway, 41, of Milton for prohibited acts and obstruction of justice after investigators found he paid a female to perform a sexual act.…

On the shores of Buff Ledge

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A few cars still inch their way down the dirt road off Clay Point Road every summer. Lured by nostalgia, the drivers press on through the wooded knoll, unsure how time has treated their once beloved home away from home yet hopeful some form of it remains. Jessica Ebert Edelmann has watched the scene over and…

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…