I am writing this letter to the Editor of the Colchester Sun in support of the candidacy of Jon Lynch for State Representative, District 9-2, Colchester, VT. I see many of the same characteristics in Jon as we oftentimes see with our longtime friends.

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I worked as an Advanced Practice Certified Nurse Midwife, and healthcare practitioner for over 40 years, until I retired 3 years ago, and moved to Colchester VT, District 9-2.

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Please join me in supporting Jon Lynch for a seat in the Vermont House of Reps. He is a fiscal conservative with common-sense proposals --short of raising taxes-- to help us bridge the financial gaps caused by Covid.

From personal experience, Molly Gray’s claims that Scott Milne inherited his family business are 100% false.

As I begin, in hopes that I don’t leave out anyone, I would like to start with a thank you to all our donors who fall into many categories: nonperishable groceries, fresh produce and financial donations. Just over the last quarter, you have donated 8162 pounds of groceries and produce. Finan…

I am writing today out of real concern that the validity of our Vermont November General Election has been placed at risk and that the results may not represent the people of Vermont. The decision by the State Legislature to send out ballots to every name on every voter list has placed thous…

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This commentary is by Don Turner, a former Republican state representative from Milton, former House minority leader, current Milton town manager and longtime member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments. He was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018.

As I am stuck in Florida riding out the pandemic in the Red Zone, I have just learned that Jeff Bartley is stepping down from the Colchester Selectboard. This is an unfortunate loss for the town as Jeff's energy and dedication have only brought balance and excellence to town affairs.

I love voting. Going to the polling place to engage in the democratic process alongside family, friends, and neighbors is something I always look forward to. In fact, that is one of the reasons why I got involved in public service and ran to become your Secretary of State.

Recent periodicals have highlighted the unfairness to Chittenden County voters of having primaries with a dozen or more candidates. It turns the race into a name recognition contest rather one on the merits. That is why Senator Sirotkin introduced a constitutional amendment and successful le…

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for Brenda Siegel for Lieutenant Governor in our upcoming primary. As fellow activists Brenda and I have worked side by side on the economic justice issues of livable wages and paid family and medical leave for working Vermonters, on universal …

I'd like to share why I am supporting Brenda Siegel to become our next Lieutenant Governor of Vermont: a decision I came to after hearing her speak, researching her stand on policies and noting that she embraces similar progressive values as mine. What distinguishes her from other candidates…

We wish to thank the board and volunteers of the Friends of the Burnham Library for their time and energy spent holding mini-book sales on the Village Green for the past three Saturdays. The library is fortunate to have the support of a generous community that starts with our wonderful Frien…

This Mother’s Day, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains would like to thank all the moms (and mom substitutes!) who step up to volunteer for our organization across New Hampshire and Vermont.

During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, postal workers understand that every piec…

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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 …

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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.

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The Colchester Parks & Recreation Department would like to thank a few of our local businesses and community organizations for their help with Dinner with Santa on Friday, December 13. We are fortunate to have your help each year with this holiday tradition. Thank you to Shadow Cross Far…

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The Board of Trustees of the Burnham Memorial Library anticipates a vacancy for a five-year term beginning March 2020. If you value the benefits of your local library and are interested in volunteering in our community, we invite you to attend our next meeting on Thursday, December 19 at 4:3…

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I would like to offer a few clarifications to the article “Planning Commission Recommends Sewer” published in the November 28, 2019 edition of the Colchester Sun. The Commission published a draft report on November 15th and requested public input and comment by their meeting on December 17th…

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The three main ingredients that contribute to the pollution of our Lake Champlain waters are phosphorus, bacterial colonization, and nitrogen.

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Last week’s article “Return of the Sewer” seems to be the sequel to a bad horror movie. It could be entertaining if it were not a flawed political exercise. Once again, the Town has avoided scientific analysis in concocting its story that a sewer for 289 properties is a fair and equitable us…

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End the year strong! Women’s Saturday Morning Roga Group: Join me (Robin Miller) on Saturday mornings in December at 9 am at the Colchester Meeting House for a 30 minute run followed by a 20 minute yoga runner’s stretch series. Disclaimer: I just turned 50 and run about a 10 minute mile; tha…

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As we approach the holiday season for 2019, the members of the Board of Directors of the Colchester Community Food Shelf would like to thank you for your continued support of the work of the Food Shelf. You support us with donations of groceries, including a bounty of fresh vegetables from y…

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The members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 Colchester, Vermont would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.