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Voters to consider charter changes


After weighing the merits of two budgets and eight candidates, voters will be asked to consider several amendments to Colchester’s charter this Town Meeting Day. Broken into several items, the changes include removing the grand juror as an elected position, requiring the online publication of selectboard policies, changing the threshold for emergency appropriations from 2…

District presents $39.1M budget


The Colchester School Board approved a $39.1 million fiscal year 2018 budget late last month, signifying a 3.2 percent general fund increase from FY17. The proposed budget comes up just lower than the 3.5 percent five-year average budget increase in Colchester, and levies an estimated 4.03 percent tax increase – approximately 5.6 cents. The average…

Candidates unopposed on Town Meeting ballot


All eight candidates vying for elected positions on next month’s Town Meeting Day ballot will be unopposed, according to a draft ballot provided by Colchester town clerk and treasurer Karen Richard. Richard filed a petition to seek re-election to her own two-year seat and will be unchallenged this March. Longtime selectman Marc Landry did not…