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Fraser fittest man on Earth — again

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Colchester native Mat Fraser was once again named “the fittest man on Earth” after clinching a win at the 2017 men’s Reebok CrossFit Games in what officials called the most dominating performance in history. Held in Madison, Wis. last week, the event marked 27-year-old Fraser’s fourth games appearance and second win in as many years,…

Fight for the right: CCS program bridges students into adulthood

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Editor’s note: This is the final article in a five-part series featuring Colchester’s Champlain Community Services, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment, living conditions and community engagement. Like many people with disabilities, 22-year-old Thomas Caswell struggled through his teenage years. His difficulties, though, propelled him into a life of self-advocacy that’s…

Food shelves sparse during summer

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Last week, Milton Family Community Center food shelf posted a photo to social media portraying near empty shelves, a chilling thought to the organization that distributes up to 180 bags of food every month. But within 24 hours, the shelves transformed from bare to bounteous. When food shelf coordinator Cheryl Alwine puts the word out…

Five Colchester players team up for Babe Ruth title

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After an undefeated regular season of Babe Ruth baseball, a quintet of 13-year-old Colchester players partnered with players from Vergennes, Shelburne and Mt. Abe to create the Suburban All-Star team under head coach Brian Carey.  A year later, it was déjà vu. Last summer, Carey guided the Colchester 11-12 All Star team to a district…

LL all-stars dominate en route to championship

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Head coach Mat Robinson sensed there was something special with the Colchester Little League 9-10 All-Star team from the very first game. Over a six-day period last week, the team rattled off five wins, culminating in a District Championship and a trip to the state tournament, proving their optimistic coach right at every turn. In…