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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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…

At VTrans, we know how much you count on us to keep Vermont’s roadways safe for travel during winter weather and storms. This time of year, you’ll see our fleet of 268 plow trucks out in full force, plowing millions of miles of roads and highways and doing our part to keep you moving.

This first book of the Neapolitan Novel series opens in 2010 with Elena beginning to write the story of her friendship with Lila. Her memory takes her back to Naples during the 1950s when the two young girls first became friends. Their vibrant but impoverished childhood neighborhood is the b…

In March 2004, the voters approved a $1.1 million purchase of 14 acres with lake frontage near Bayside Park and Colchester Schools for public use. Prior to this approval, the Colchester Planning Commission conducted surveys and meetings whereby the most popular use for the property was a Com…

Our current shared effort to clean up our waterways is just as significant both in its benefit for our state and its people and for the engineering challenge it poses.

Last week, Vermonters from all corners of the state returned to the State House for the 2020 legislative session. The Speaker kicked off the first day with her vision to create an economy that works for everyone, not just a select few. Vermont faces its share of challenges and opportunities.…

In March 2004 the voters approved the $1.1 million dollar purchase of a 14 acre parcel of land for public use, through a 20 year loan. The land has road frontage on Blakely Road and East Lakeshore Drive and 470 feet of lakeshore frontage, all in close proximity to the existing Bayside Park a…

Lara Prescott’s debut novel is a page turning dual narrative. During the height of the cold war Sally and Irina start working for the CIA’s secretarial typing pool. Their Intelligence and the ability to keep secrets evolve into other responsibilities and they are ultimately trained as spies.…

Anna Clark, a Detroit journalist whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times and The Washington Post, uncovers the complex and unnatural disaster that caused the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan beginning in the spring of 2014. This is when the city’s water sour…

Did you know the best pollution filters in the Lake Champlain Basin are located in what is left of its natural Sandplain community? You cannot replicate what these natural habitats do for the overall water quality of the lake. They’re irreplaceable. Formed 10,000 years ago all around the lak…

Deb Hamlin, Speech & Language Pathologist at Malletts Bay School (MBS)When did you realize you wanted to teach?

Holiday baskets were delivered on December 21st to 102 families or 434 individuals in Colchester. These baskets each contained 35-40 items including holiday meals, other meals, eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables, gloves, hats, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and lots of toys, gift cards and books.

The Vermont legislature returns in January with a long list of daunting challenges, all with potentially astronomical price tags for Vermonters, who are already some of the most highly taxed people in the United States.

Colchester voters have shot this down once at the polls and yet it may surface again on the next ballot. Here are some points to consider and point out to our select board members.

After Cinderella marries the prince and lives happily ever after, her younger stepsister, Isabelle, has her own dark tale. Now short a heel, Isabelle’s life is even more tragic than it was when Cinderella lived with her. People cross the street to avoid her, market sellers raise their prices…