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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.

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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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.

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.

The 21st annual, Its KOOL to send a kid to Camp Takumta radio-thon was held December 9-13, five hours a day, at the WKOL studios of Hall Communications. Dozens of volunteers from the Camp Takumta family volunteered by answering phone pledges and spreading the word about the camp which operat…

The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club huddled in the garage of Senator Dick Mazza’s general store on Saturday, Dec. 14 piling potatoes on stuffing on cranberry sauce for their annual holiday basket drive.

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This month’s “Musician of the Month” is Blayne Fitzgerald. Blayne is a junior at Colchester High School (CHS), and a member of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Chorale. Blayne has been a member of one or more choral ensembles during all of her years in high school. She is one of a handful…

A flurry of music fell over Colchester the last couple weeks as students finished up their fall semester with winter concerts. Students in Colchester High School (CHS) band and chorus performed on Friday, Dec. 6, Colchester Middle School (CMS) band performed on Thursday, Dec. 12 and the CMS …

Albert Loranger took this photo of some eagles he saw near his house at Mills Point in Colchester, on Saturday morning, Dec. 14.

Since its inception in 2009 with a book-exchange box on one man’s Wisconsin lawn, the “Little Free Library” movement has mushroomed worldwide to more than 75,000 Little Free Libraries (LFLs). St. Francis Xavier School, located at 5 St. Peter Street, Winooski, is one of the newest additions t…

The Colchester Police Department is one of the hosts for the annual Operation Fire Cuffs toy drive this year.

Check out this classic menu for a Thanksgiving at Fort Ethan Allen in 1936! Do you see menu items that still make the table at your Thanksgiving? Are there items that you were surprised to see?

Dot journal, bullet journal…what is it? It’s a new way to organize your busy life, using a paper notebook based system to keep track of everything you want to remember. Whether the information and ideas are from the past, present or future, this method will help you keep track of it all. You…

Scotland Yard has been trying for years to find killer, Alan Barrington, who has avoided capture for the last ten years. Inspector Ian Rutledge is given a tip from an ex-convict and decides to bring this information to Scotland Yard. Ten years ago in 1910 during the Black Ascot royal horse r…

Community members Chip and Mary Hart are calling on fellow Vermonters to donate turkeys to Feeding Chittenden, and they will match the next 500 turkeys donated! Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Feeding Chittenden is 3,873 short of its 4,500 goal.

Vermont State Game Wardens and the Vermont Marine Corps League are partnering to support Toys for Tots. Wardens will accept toys, gift cards, and donations until Dec. 15, which will allow time to transfer them to the Toys for Tots program.

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

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.

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…

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!

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.

Colchester resident Shannon Lowe is among a dozen talented actors bringing new play, “The Sleepover: A Comedy of Marriage,” to life. Comedy shines front and center in the Girls Nite Out Production (GNOP), produced by GNOP co-founder Janet Stambolian and board member Andrea Wolga, and written…

The Colchester-Milton Rotary club hosted a sister rotary club from Alberta, Canada in a Friendship Exchange. Guests stayed at local rotarians homes for two weeks and toured the local area, checking off activities such as apple picking and leaf peeping.

As a DARE instructor, Colchester Police officer Jaime Bressler said students question her about everything from how many donuts she eats a week, to the ins and outs of vaping.

The Colchester High School (CHS) bass fishing team took on 15 schools in the Vermont State Classic tournament and defended their 2018 Vermont State Bass Fishing Champions title. There were 30 boats in the competition and Colchester’s two boats placed first and sixth. Their bag of six fish we…

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…

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

Bella Lopez is a senior at Colchester High School (CHS) and a member of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Chorale and Concert Band. She has been accepted into District Music Festival three years of her high school career and has been accepted to All State Music Festival all four years.  Bella …