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There’s no way to sugarcoat it: If you’re an investor, you haven’t liked what you’ve seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market “correction” – a decline of 10 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of f…

In this time of pandemic events fighting a virus that is so dangerous, I’m flabbergasted at some of the amazing wonders in our area. I made a stop at Hannafords at Essex Way this past Saturday and was amazed at the crowds of people waiting to be checked out. I picked up two items, and three …

Helen, a professor of theoretical physics at MIT, has her scientific, rational approach to life tested when she begins receiving texts from her friend and former roommate, Charlie (Charlotte). Since Charlie is dead, Helen thinks someone is just using Charlie’s phone until the texts begin con…

The setting is Britain just after the 2016 Brexit referendum—a divided world. The season is autumn, the time when nature begins to shut down in preparation for its long winter rest. Daniel, 101 years old, drifts in and out of consciousness, lying in his hospice bed, gradually fading from lif…

Jess Deyo is our featured artist for the month of March. Jess is known for the intricate pet portraits she draws, but our main display case in the lobby shows a variety of animals and birds. Come and see how she carefully combines different colored pencils to give each subject life and more …

Nina loves books, cats, trivia, and making lists. She has a few good friends with whom she engages in limited social activities (several book clubs, trivia nights and an occasional movie).

A normal day for Joe Pike, co-owner with Elvis Cole, of a private investigation business: He goes to the bank for his usual transaction and chats with the teller, a young woman named Izzy. Joe leaves the bank and while starting his car he sees Izzy come out and immediately two men run and ab…

March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day. As the nation celebrates the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women, we are fortunate to witness these achievements in many areas of our life. However, it is important to not lose sight of the discrimination which prevail…

I just received the “Report to the Community” from the Colchester School District in the mail. The report was professionally written and produced, and it contained a letter from the superintendent, as well as information about school safety, class size, and spending per pupil. I was impresse…

Congratulations and thank you to Representatives Sarita Austin, Seth Chase, and Curtis Taylor for joining to overturn Governor Scott’s veto of the minimum wage bill. The House vote of 100-49 combined with the Senate vote of 24-6 clearly shows how out of step the opposition of minimum wage is…

On Friday, Feb. 28 the Education Committee voted out three bills that we have been working on since the beginning of the 2020 session. The process for moving a proposed bill through a Committee is a long, complex, and time intensive endeavor. The process begins with the first draft of the bi…

Town Meeting week finds the halls of the Capitol strangely empty. We’re back in our districts talking to constituents. And there’s a lot to talk about.

The best way to chase away the winter blues is… with music! Those final weeks of winter always seem to drag on, but now you’ve got something to look forward to: the Parks & Recreation Department will again host a Winter Concert with free entertainment courtesy of 6-piece little big band,…

The select board has been working to grow Colchester as a recreation destination ,I can’t think of a better way to promote our community and encourage smart growth than by adding a strong , no-nonsense business leader like Stacey Mercure.I will be voting for Stacey Mercure next week , on Tow…

Sometimes you meet someone and you know that they will make a difference, and that is exactly what happens when you meet Stacey Mercure. I’ve known Stacey for a couple years and have seen her positive impacts on our community as a volunteer in our schools, by empowering young women to lead a…

I write in support of Julie Hulburd for Colchester Selectboard. Julie is smart, hard-working and knowledgeable. Since her graduation from Colchester High School she has demonstrated an abiding interest in good government and a commitment to community. The twelve years she has spent working w…

I am supporting Stacey Mercure for the Colchester Selectboard and I ask that you do too. I’ve known Stacey for many years and encouraged her to run for the open Selectboard seat. Stacey is a small business owner and is know for her ‘no-nonsense’ leadership style. As a health professional and…

Vermonters value our strong communities. We celebrate the good times with cheers and hugs, and we lend a helping hand when times are tough. Taking care of our neighbors – that’s what we do. During a power outage, we check in on our neighbors. After a heavy snow, we help shovel stoops and pus…

The legislature has now been in session for five weeks. Committees have been meeting and formulating ideas for bills. At this point most bills have been introduced and assigned to a committee. It appears there may be around 1200 over the two year biennium. That is about 1,000 more than we ne…

It is always exciting to have two local residents competing to serve on our Select Board. This March meeting will find Stacey Mercure and Julie Hulburd vying for Herb Downing’s vacated 3-year seat. First, thank you, Herb, for your years of service on the Board.

Please join me in supporting Julie Hulburd for Select Board. Over the past several years I have come to know Julie well through working on the Colchester Parks & Rec Advisory Board, volunteering for Winter Carnival, and other community activities. Julie is an insightful person who asks g…

Please join me in supporting Julie Hulburd for Select Board. Julie is an energetic leader with a passion for public service. Julie grew up in Colchester and has had an interest in our local government since an early age. More recently, Julie has served on the Recreation Advisory Board and is…

I would like to endorse Stacey Mercure as a candidate for the Colchester Selectboard. Our family moved to Colchester in the summer of 2007. Our sons were 8 and 4 and we were so impressed by the sense of community in Colchester. Being a member of the Selectboard means that you care about the …

Sylvia Miller, a young Amish woman, is thinking about her parents’ upcoming twentieth wedding anniversary. She loves her parents but she would like to know more about her father’s life before his marriage, since he was not Amish but a convert to their faith. While she is in his carpenter’s o…

Heather Armstrong is one of the premier mommy bloggers. Her website, dooce.com was created in 2001. In it she shares her thoughts on motherhood, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and her frequent bouts with depression.

Sylvia Miller, a young Amish woman, is thinking about her parents’ upcoming twentieth wedding anniversary. She loves her parents but she would like to know more about her father’s life before his marriage, since he was not Amish but a convert to their faith. While she is in his carpenter’s o…

Heather Armstrong is one of the premier mommy bloggers. Her website, dooce.com was created in 2001. In it she shares her thoughts on motherhood, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and her frequent bouts with depression.

The Colchester Winter Carnival Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to the businesses, organizations, and individuals that helped make this year’s event possible. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated! We could not do it without you!

Told over the course of a single night, this novel tells the life story of eighty-four-year-old Maurice Hannigan. In true Irish style, he sits at a bar in his hometown hotel, but this is no ordinary night. Each drink has been carefully planned, and with each he raises his glass in a toast to…

In the quiet town of Painters Mill a peaceful Amish community in Ohio, a grandmother pics nuts from her trees with her granddaughters. She goes back into her house for a minute but is confronted with an intruder who attacks her with a knife. He is so savage in this attack that she only manag…