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Surgical center wins approval

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The state’s Green Mountain Care Board approved the application for a for-profit, multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center in Colchester this week, two years after it was first proposed. In a 4-1 written decision posted online Monday, board members said their verdict was guided by “input from many Vermonters,” and underscored the need for affordable health care.…

Historic fort bandstand restored

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A historic bandstand in Fort Ethan Allen is undergoing a full restoration after failing infrastructure kept it closed for the last two years. Essex parks and recreation department director Ally Vile said the gazebo-like building is a significant landmark in the area, likely built as early as 1897, and will provide a much-needed resting spot…

Selectboard taps surplus for dispatch merger

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Town officials say they’re moving forward with plans to merge emergency dispatch operations with South Burlington after the Colchester Selectboard approved a transfer of $150,000 left in the general fund to the dispatch enterprise fund. Assistant town manager and CFO Aaron Frank said the dispatchers will likely work out of a building on Gregory Drive…

Imam Hassan to leave mosque

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Imam Islam Hassan, the first full-time leader of the Islamic Society of Vermont in Colchester, is stepping down from his post later this week for a new job in Ohio. “The environment here was very lovely. Everyone was sad that I’m leaving, but that’s something good,” Hassan said inside the mosque Monday, bouncing his 5-month-old…

Cannons start off strong

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  After dropping the opening game in their 2017 summer season, the Colchester Cannons stormed back with three-straight wins, including a 6-4 decision over Rutland last Sunday. They currently sit with a 3-1 record. Thomas Vesosky has sparked the Cannons’ offense through the first four games with a .714 batting average over 14 at-bats, including…