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Students wiggle out of their desks, grasp hands and lace their feet over one another, dancing in a circle around the classroom. According to the clock above the door, it is not yet 8 a.m., but the nine Colchester High Schoolers (CHS) continue to dance as dreamy middle-eastern music streams f…

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Teachers in the Colchester School District (CSD) are going to classes, reading common texts, and learning perhaps just as much as their students. But instead of studying algebraic equations or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, school staffers are studying equity literacy.

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According to household data released by the Vt. Department of Labor, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 2.2 percent—no change from the September rate.

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A Colchester woman was charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over for a motor vehicle violation in the Winooski River Bridge Safety Corridor on Saturday

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John Ahonen, 14, of Colchester got his first deer on Nov. 10 during youth hunting weekend. He was hunting under the guidance of his uncle, Joe Hart, also of Colchester. The seven point buck weighed in at 144 pounds.

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Colchester High School senior Maggie Desmond signed a letter of intent to swim competitively with the University of Massachusetts in 2020.

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A local man charged with aggravated stalking and possession of an incendiary device turned himself into Colchester Police (CPD) following a two week investigation.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) and the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont announced that a draft Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is available for public comment through Dec. 12, 2019. Vermont’s recreation…

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Oh, the thinks you can think, when you think about the Colchester High School (CHS) production of Seussical: the Musical. Premiering on Nov. 14, this year’s fall musical breathes life into Dr. Seuss’ iconic characters, such as the Cat in the hat, Horton the elephant and the Whos down in Who-ville.

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Colchester Middle School (CMS) is teaching its students to take a pause. The school launched the Brain Body Connection (BBC) program this year, where a handful plus of students can take a scheduled break during the day—just 10 minutes—to use a variety of stress-relieving tools.

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MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day:

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More than 80 area 4-H’ers and family members gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Nov. 3 for the annual Chittenden County 4-H Achievement Dinner and Awards Night.

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The removal of Mill Pond Dam on Indian Brook in Colchester is now complete. The new stream channel and floodplain have been graded and seeded. Indian Brook will gradually be restored to a free-flowing stream, to the benefit of aquatic ecosystem and public safety.

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ESSEX — Essex Police arrested a Colchester resident driving through town, after an investigation into a malfunction in his vehicle led them to discover nearly 15 grams of cocaine.

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A new suicide support group is for anyone who has been touched by suicide loss recently or long ago who wants to work through their grief in a safe, respectful environment is now meeting monthly.

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COLCHESTER — An Essex woman is facing charges after allegedly lying to police about the identity of a passenger in her vehicle who fled police.

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COLCHESTER — Veterans shared stories with community members at a town hall event at Saint Michael’s College in honor of the approaching Veterans Day holiday.

The Colchester Community Development Corporation (CCDC) hosted an annual legislative breakfast where local representatives presented on their committee work and noted key bills to follow in the upcoming session. The panel included Representative Curt Taylor (D-Vt.), Senator Dick Mazza (D-Vt.…

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The dropping temperatures and shorter days of fall bring some of the year’s hottest fishing action on Vermont’s lakes, ponds, and streams, according to the Vt. Fish and Wildlife Department.

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Hazelett with the annual Business of the Year award at its 109th annual dinner on Oct. 24. Five awards were presented at the dinner, recognizing businesses and business leaders for their accomplishments and contributions to the commun…

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On the eve of Halloween, a heavy wind and rain storm caused flooding, power outages, and road closures across town.

After opening its doors to hemp and cannabis testing earlier this fall, local lab Bia Diagnostics now offers free testing opportunities for hemp farmers through a partnership with Trace, a Vermont-based company that connects farmers with potential buyers via a blockchain exchange platform.

Vermonters set a record on the 18th nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day this past Saturday, turning in more than 3.5 tons of unused, unwanted and expired medication at over 60 collection sites throughout the state. The 6,734 pounds of collected medication marks the highest total in Ve…

The town declared Small Business Saturday to take place on Nov. 30 following Thanksgiving, in celebration their contributions to the local economy.

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MONTPELIER – According to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released Wednesday, despite largely performing better than the national average, student scores continued to decline in Vermont.

The Alpha Chapter of Tau Phi Zeta Honor Society at SUNY Canton recently welcomed Saige Papariello, a Veterinary Technology major.

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Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear, and at least two of the seven dwarves joined youngsters at the Burnham Memorial Library to celebrate a spooky Halloween!

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A spat between the Town of Colchester and the owner of a now-shuttered fireworks store went before the Vt. Supreme Court last week, with justices listening to arguments over whether the town legally barred the store from selling within its boundaries.

Today, more and more people want their investment dollars to do some good in the world. Should you, too, consider sustainable investing? And if you do, must you accept weaker returns from your investments?

BURLINGTON—Lyric Theatre Company kicks off its 46th season—the Season of Mischief—with, The Addams Family, a fresh and original musical about an unconventional family with a penchant for all things macabre. Two Colchester residents star in the darkly humorous musical: Lucas Moran, a fifth gr…

Green Mountain Power (GMP) and Vermont Magazine set a new deadline to enter to win one of the state’s great literary honors: The Vermont Writers’ Prize. Writers now have until Jan. 1, 2020 to perfect their entries, and this year, for the first time, there are two prizes—one for prose, and on…

On Sunday, November 3 at St. Michael’s College, veterans are invited to speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them. The event coincides with similar town halls in St. Johnsbury and Rutland. All community members are encouraged to attend and to listen.

At the most recent selectboard meeting, the town created a formal energy committee with duties to be taken on by the Planning Commission staff. Deputy Town Manager Geoff Urbanik proposed the policy at the meeting on Oct. 22, arguing that the work has been “informally done” for years but form…

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I’m Corey Parent – a dad, a husband, and State Senator for Franklin County and Alburgh in Northwestern Vermont.  I have never been a real coffee drinker – I never really had a taste for it, so I relied on soda for caffeine – usually a Diet Coke or Dr. Pepper.  On a typical morning, I’d open …

According to household data from the Vt. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for September rose to 2.2 percent—one tenth of one percentage point from the revised August rate. According to a press release from the Department of Labor, if this preliminary data holds, it would be the fir…

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Repairs to the Colchester Causeway are well underway, with much of the new armor rock intact. According to head engineer Amanda Clayton, the goal of this season’s repairs is to place large, angular rocks on the sides of the Causeway to protect against potential storms and prevent water erosion.