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Concert benefits famine relief in Somalia

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Musical notes bounced off the walls of the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester last Saturday, accompanied by a desire to bring famine relief to Somalia. In partnership with the Vermont Somali community, the Green Mountain Mahler Festival joined the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program in Colchester for a performance…

A kid with a plan: CHS graduate embraces dyslexia diagnosis

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Eighteen-year-old Abby Ladd has never enjoyed reading. Still, the assiduous student remembers feeling perturbed in second grade as she watched her peers sail into the advanced vocabulary groups while she sat firmly below average, despite her best efforts to move up. The feeling came again when she was given supplemental fluency instruction and extra vision…

Colchester racecar driver on track

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Colchester’s Scott Payea grew up around racing. The roar of engines, the cockpit gatherings and the bellowing fans strum an ordinary beat in his life, and always have. A Milton native, Payea said racecar driving is planted deep in his roots, as it is in the town history books. “Of course, you root for the…

‘Small voices do have a big impact’

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At her first two school board meetings, Jaclyn Cline remembers staying silent until after the cameras were turned off. Ten months later, the University of Vermont-bound, Colchester High School graduate with a State House internship and Congressional page experience under her belt has some advice for the next student-school board member: Speak at every meeting.…

Parade preview: July 4 event on the move

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Due to the extensive construction on the intersections of Routes 2, 7 and 2A near Main Street, the Colchester Parks and Recreation Department is moving the 4th of July Parade to Blakely Road this year. This decision was reached with the help of local emergency response agencies, including Colchester Police, Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company,…

Town to screen movies in the park

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After securing a massive outdoor screen and projector, the Colchester Parks and Recreation Department has decided to take its show on the road this summer, playing a series of family-friendly films in locations around town. “It all goes with our motto to provide a variety of leisure time activities,” said Mike LaPan, the department’s marketing…