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The Town of Colchester Selectboard has created a town-wide Fire Department which will begin service on July 1, 2020. This department will bring together the three organizations that currently provide fire protection services to the town: Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company (CCVFC), Mall…

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Carol Hollenbeck sells boxes by day; every other minute she can spare, she’s singing. When she’s in a bad mood, anything from Disney’s Frozen works. Otherwise, it’s all about barbershop.

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Stacey Mercure wears many hats—physical trainer, massage therapist, master figure pro, board member, yoga instructor, business-owner—the list continues.

Do you have a lucky number? Is it between one and 100? The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is hosting their seventh annual Calcutta fundraiser on Feb. 8 at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. The night will include a silent auction and a chance to win big. Tickets cost $150 and include one ball in …

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The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) put a bow on the 2019 season at the ACT Banquet of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 18. Many top drivers from the season were honored at the banquet, including Colchester resident and two-time champion Scott Payea, who took home the ACT Sportsmanship Award.

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Nearly ten months since residents voted against a town sewer, the Planning Commission presented the Malletts Bay Initiative (MBI) Wastewater Solutions report to the town Selectboard. Their recommendation? Sewer is still the best option. But despite a climactic lead-up to the commission’s dec…

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Allison Kuklok of the Saint Michael’s College philosophy faculty learned this month that she is the recipient of a prestigious, highly competitive $60,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) year-long Fellowship, which she will use to work on a book about the status of the human bein…

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Since about 1800, mill dams have existed on Indian Brook where it is crossed by Mill Pond Road in Colchester. The most recent dam was built in the 19th century and was powered by sawmills until the mill burned down in 1941.

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Governor Phil Scott announced that President Donald Trump signed a Major Disaster declaration for public infrastructure damage caused by severe storms and flooding throughout Vermont, which occurred on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2019—the Halloween storm. The declaration will provide federal assista…

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The Champlain Basin Education Initiative is hosting a free International Year of the Salmon Workshop for K-12 teachers on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Grand Isle, Vermont.

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After security cameras at Colchester High School (CHS) caught a mystery vehicle vandalizing an athletic field in November of last year, the Colchester Police Department (CPD) sought community help in identifying the person responsible.

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The 2020 legislative session began earlier this month with lawmakers convening in Montpelier. We asked Colchester-area representatives what their goals are heading into the new session, what issues are close to their constituents, and what important topics deserve more attention. While issue…

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Three seats on the Colchester Selectboard are up for grabs this year and only two sitting members plan to run for re-election—the third seat is wide open.

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With the Malletts Bay Initiative on the backburner at the moment, the town Planning Commission’s next project will be to tackle rezoning of East Lakeshore Drive.

Colchester’s annual stormwater utility invoices were mailed this week, with payments due to the Town Clerk by Friday, Feb. 21. Every parcel or lot pays at least a base fee of $52 to help fund the Town’s stormwater programs.

At a special Veterans Day event held in November, the Colchester Historical Society (CHS) celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion, its Auxiliary, and the 20th Anniversary of local Post 91.

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Governor Phil Scott shone a light on middle schooler Justin Sears of Colchester who raised money over the holidays to pay his school’s lunch debt, during the state of the state address on Jan. 9.

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The selectboard approved a new 10 year contract with Green Mountain Transit (GMT), over $10,000 less than the current agreement, making Colchester a long-term partner with the transportation service.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Kellogg-Hubbard library in Montpelier is once again calling for poetry submissions for its eleventh year of PoemCity, a city-wide event that displays poetry on local business storefronts as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. In addition to the text display, PoemC…

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According to town manager Aaron Frank, the general operating budget for the next fiscal year was the toughest he has worked on in 34 years of government and private sector service. The challenge came in balancing a steady tax rate while adding three weekday daytime firefighters and a town-wi…

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Colchester High School (CHS) standout seniors Meg Lehouiller, Ciera Morse and Petra Bajuk were named to the Vermont roster for the annual Twin-State Field Hockey game, a tradition since 1984 featuring the top graduating high school seniors from Vermont against their counterparts from New Hampshire.

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Electric guitar mixed with an eerie operatic voice streams out of a workout studio at Colchester Health and Fitness. The heavy metal music seems to beg for movement: dancing, running, head-banging, anything. Bring me to life... the voice coos as another grittier voice begins screaming.

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A group of landowners in the Chimney Corners area have joined forces with the town of Milton to extend Milton’s sewer system across the town line into Colchester.

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Eight years ago, the town of Colchester approved the final plans for Costco and its six pump gas station, despite a series of appeals from R.L. Vallee, owner of Maplefields.

Vermont State Police report that Shane Leary, 25, of Colchester, has been charged with driving under the influence.

ELMORE – Vermont’s seventh annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, January 25, 2020. To celebrate, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding an Ice Fishing Festival at Elmore State Park on Lake Elmore.

The Colchester Police Department (CPD) is investigating damage to an athletic field at Colchester High School (CHS) that occurred in November of last year.

In 2020, all food scraps – from businesses and residents – will be banned from Vermont’s landfills. That means, in the New Year, Vermonters must do more than just resolve to compost more – they must be refuse-compliant.

Rise VT wants you and your family to drink fewer sugar sweetened beverages in the coming year, and for good reason.

Vegetarian eaters are no longer a minority in North America. There’s as many as 8 million of us here, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

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It’s no secret that many New Year’s resolutions involve being more active--especially as an aspect in losing weight. But it might be hard to get started for those who would rather not join a gym as they feel “stuck” inside or weary of heading outdoors in the cold and snow. Here are a few ide…

Recently, we’ve seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings. However, being mindful doesn’t mean acting on those thou…

It’s estimated that half of adults set New Years Resolutions each year, with only a fraction meeting them. Resolutions are often bad habits you’re trying to break, or goals you strive for in an effort to better yourself.

On Dec. 21, Vermont State Police (VSP) arrested Christopher Smith, 21, of Colchester, for driving under the influence of alcohol.

It’s no secret that many New Year’s resolutions involve being more active--especially as an aspect in losing weight. But it might be hard to get started for those who would rather not join a gym as they feel “stuck” inside or weary of heading outdoors in the cold and snow. Here are a few ide…

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On Town meeting day in March, Colchester voters rejected allocating local option tax (LOT) funds to the Malletts Bay sewer project by a margin of just 193 votes—the second time residents have voted against installing a sewer since the 90s.