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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.…

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…

Town considers dispatch merger with So. Burlington

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Nearly three months after sending a representative to a committee studying regionalized emergency dispatch in Chittenden County, Colchester officials say they’re exploring a partnership with South Burlington. Town manager Dawn Francis presented the idea to the Colchester Selectboard at its meeting last Tuesday, calling the move a “pilot project” that is separate from, but in…

Reps named to dispatch committee

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The Colchester Selectboard unanimously voted to appoint assistant town manager Aaron Frank to a joint survey committee last Tuesday, dedicated to exploring regionalized emergency dispatch in Chittenden County. The selection marks the town’s first formal step forward after a nine-town Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission study culminated with a presentation late last month. National consultants…

Town explores regionalized dispatch

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Colchester has joined eight other towns in a study examining the logistics of forming a regionalized dispatch center, and a final report is forthcoming at the end of the month. Milton, Essex, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston, Burlington, Winooski and Richmond round out the nine participating municipalities, orchestrated by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. The…