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The Day You Being starts with a little girl looking into a room and feeling different than everyone else. As the story progresses, we meet many other very children who are experiencing that same feeling. This is a story of encouragement that may help us through that feeling of exclusion that…

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DS Alan Banks is faced with not one but two puzzling murders. A student’s body is found in a car on an abandoned road and the body of a sixtyish man is found in a gully in the moorland. Although at first these seem like suicides, too many questions has the investigating team rethinking their…

The Colchester High School girls field hockey team beat Essex High School in a 2-1 game.

While emptying out his late parents’ house, sifting through papers yellowed with age and knick-knacks from his childhood, Carleton Young found a box he’d never seen before.

Travis Hart and Emily Ballantyne were married at Sugarbush Resort on August 17, 2019. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Maureen Frescott and was followed by a reception at the Gatehouse Lodge at Sugarbush Resort. Their marriage was blessed by all the friends and family that attended and was…

Mitch Gadapee slept with a football for three months to get better at catching it. He’s dined with the The Breakfast Club, he’s nearly a legal adult, and now he’s taken on the role of student member of the Colchester school board.

As the newest Colchester police officer, Jagger is trained in narcotics, tracking, agility, and playing fetch. He’s the town’s second K-9 to join CPD.

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Library teaches basic skills

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Officers Michael McCormack (left) and Owen Dugan of Winooski PD, (far right) participated in the annual “Cops on Top” fundraiser to benefit Vermont’s Special Olympics Chapter, at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Colchester. According to the event press release, 1,310 athletes train and compete in 13 sp…

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Local resident Geo DeBrosse, 15, swam across Lake Champlain from Port Kent, NY to Delta Park in Colchester—approximately ten miles total.

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Almost everyone I know who cans, pickles, or makes jam, learned from their mom.

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Local third graders posed as police officers, teachers, and chefs at a homemade “Wax Museum” on June 6.

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Upon opening the first page of Daniel Holtz’s new children’s book of poetry titled, “Stinkleberry Pie and Other Ridiculous Rhymes,” readers might be reminded of the late children’s poet Shel Silverstein. With his inventive rhymes and quirky accompanying illustrations, the Colchester resident…

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The stage was set. Pat Heise stood on one side of the room, dusting her living room, Charlie Church on the other, sitting at the desk. Church picks up the phone.

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A Colchester-based MBS Robotics team of fourth through sixth graders will make their way to Detroit this April to compete in the 30th annual First Lego League World Festival robotics competition. The team of six took first place in a state tournament held at Norwich University last month.

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If you ask Green Empire Brewing co-founders Evan Vacarr and Dave Bombard which of their beers are their favorite, you might get some reluctance to choose just one.

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Special Olympics athletes participated in the holiday games on Dec. 9 at St. Michael’s College, Champlain Lanes in Shelburne and Spare Time bowling in Colchester. Events included swimming, floorball and bowling. Members of the Winooski Police Department attended the event to award athletes w…

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Community members gathered at the Burnham Memorial Library and the Colchester Meeting House on Sunday to drink hot cocoa, decorate gingerbread houses, listen to the Colchester Community Chorus sing carols and experience the town’s annual tree lighting.

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The Colchester Sun asked Hannah Trieb’s Union Memorial School kindergarten students for help with how to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. This is the final recipe they helped us create.

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While people gather around their Thanksgiving meal with little more than family and turkey in mind, many others will go without a holiday feast this year.

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Sex: Neutered maleBreed: Mixed breedAge: ~ 4 years oldReason Here: George was found as a strayArrival Date: 10/10/2018Energy Level: Medium Size/Weight: Medium/ 68 lbs. Meet George! Oh, George, your sweet face just melts our hearts! Found as a stray and recovering from a skin infection, Georg…

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Beth Paul picked up her bagpipes. Music swelled to fill a small sitting room in her Essex Jct. home as she breathed life into the instrument’s bag. Her slender fingers covered and revealed holes on the recorder-like neck of the pipes, as Paul moved the pipes’ three drones—the antenna-like po…

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On a cold, snowy fall day, friends, family and Colchester community members gathered at a barnyard farm stand on Mill Pond Road to celebrate the life of Greg Brigante-Sexton, who died three years ago from SUDEP, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

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The buzz of chainsaws, thudding of hammers and screams of police car sirens could all be heard miles away as you entered the Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center last week.

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Sex: Neutered male