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‘why not?’ Colchester School Board considers merger study with Winooski By JASON STARR The Colchester School Board met with their counterparts from Winooski last week to air the pros and cons of merging their two districts — or at least taking advantage of the Vermont Agency of Education’s standing $25,000 offer through Act 46 to study the idea. “Why not do it?” Colchester School Board member Craig Kieny asked during the meeting in the Winooski School District

library. “On the surface, it does seem like a no-brainer.” Fellow board member Curt Taylor came armed with reasons to abandon the idea. “I consider that taxpayer money,” Taylor said of the Act 46 funding. “It’s not somebody else paying for it.” He also noted Colchester will get a new superintendent and high school principal starting July 1, as well as determine whether to move forward with a plan to See WINOOSKI, page 12

Photo by Jason Starr From left, Winooski School District Superintendent Sean McMannon, Winooski Board of School Trustees chairman Michael Decarreau and Colchester School Board chairman Mike Rogers discuss the possibility of studying a merger of the two school districts.

pfoa testing at Globalfoundries expected this week Testing behind schedule at Colchester’s Champlain Cable By JASON STARR GlobalFoundries in Essex Junction will conduct its first groundwater test for PFOA this week in cooperation with an Environmental Protection Agency program to track the suspected carcinogen. The tests are part of an ongoing round of groundwater tests at 11 industrial

sites in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties, led by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. They follow last year’s discovery of elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid in groundwater around former material manufacturer Chemfab in North Bennington. The EPA and DEC are See PFOA, page 3

Photo courtesy of 802 CrossFit Colchester police Officer Jesse Treier performs an overhead squat at 802 CrossFit in Essex Jct.

Exercise trend helps with stress, expert says



he two-dozen athletes gathered at 802 CrossFit in Essex Junction were not dressed in typical workout attire last Friday afternoon. Participants fastened inflated balloons to headbands and zipped up colored jumpsuits. Others donned superhero capes and masks, posing for photos before they began a grueling 7-minute burpee challenge, a combined push-up, squat, jumping movement. These outfits were all sported in the name of the Michael Zemanek Foundation that supports police officers and their families after catastrophic incidents. A sheriff’s deputy killed in an in-

terstate crash, Zemanek’s cause hits close to home for 802 CrossFit, as more than 30 percent of the gym’s members work for a police department, rescue or military organization. Participants are in the middle of a six-week challenge, earning points for their team – bonus ones for creative get-ups and team spirit. “We knew our members would be willing to help, but we never imagined this kind of dedication,” said Sara Franco, who owns the gym with husband, Tarken Chase. CrossFit wasn’t developed for cops, but because the program promotes overall fitness, it’s good for law enforcement and military personnel who never know what the day brings, Franco said. There are more than 13,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide – five in Vermont

alone, according to CrossFit’s website. Daily workouts are done with minimal equipment and emphasize “functional movements” – actions that might be completed in everyday life. “They might have to drag a body. OK, we do tire pulls here,” Franco said. “They might have to suddenly chase after somebody, so we do explosive sprints.” Colchester police Cpl. Jaime Bressler joined 802 CrossFit last October following a fellow officer’s recommendation. A CrossFit workout better simulates typical police activity, she said. “You pick up heavy stuff and put it down and do short bursts of something really heavy or hard,” Bressler said. “That’s what we do all the time [at work]. You drive in the car for four hours and then you have to get out and chase somebody.” See CROSSFIT, page 3

CPD investigating string of vandalisms

Bayview Bar and Grill owner Bill Lawlor checks out the new town-owned dock designed to bring customers off the water and into his and other Malletts Bay restaurants on Tuesday.

new dock welcomes boaters to Bayside park BY JASON STARR

By COLIN FLANDERS Colchester police are investigating a rash of nighttime vandalisms to vehicles and residences over the past three weeks, a press release said last Wednesday afternoon. There have been six reported incidents of broken windows from a pellet or BB gun since April 17, and other local agencies have reported similar vandalisms, police say. Anyone with information is asked to call the Colchester Police Department at 264-5558.

Photo by Jason Starr

Photos by Michaela Halnon Colchester food blogger Nancy Mock's Trefoils Toffee & Chocolate Bark won the National Girl Scout Recipe Contest grand prize.

Local food blogger wins Girl scout cookie contest By MICHAELA HALNON

Mock is pictured in her kitchen.

When Colchester resident Nancy Mock heard about the National Girl Scout Recipe Contest, she was immediately interested. There was

just one problem. “Girl Scout Cookie season was over!” Mock said, laughing. “I had to pull some strings to get my hands on a few boxes.” It’s lucky she did. See CONTEST, page 5

As owner of Bayview Eats on Colchester’s Lakeshore Drive, Jess Werkheiser has gazed upon the multitude of potential customers anchored in boats around Malletts Bay each summer and lamented a lost opportunity. “I’ve always said there is an opportunity to have the boats pull up and park. This is where all the activity is, and we didn’t really give them an opportunity to access it,” she said. The marinas that line Lakeshore Drive offer short-term boat ties, but they are about a mile walk from Bayside Park and nearby eateries Bayview Eats, Subway and Bri’s

Fries. Without obvious boat parking at Bayside Park, some boaters would drag their dinghies onto the beach. That will change this year with the installation of a 100-foot dock with boat ties and a new town information kiosk at Bayside Beach. A joint effort between parks and rec and economic development staff, the dock and kiosk were installed in April, and the town is hosting an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday. By Memorial Day, the dock will sport a “Welcome to Colchester” banner visible from the water. Overnight boat parking will not be allowed. See DOCK, page 3

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crossfit from page 1 Though she was intrigued by CrossFit’s physical benefits, Bressler said she ultimately switched from a regular gym in search of a psychological release. “I had a lot going on in my personal life and was having a difficult time focusing and functioning at work. I saw a decrease in my mental wellbeing and probably some depression setting in,” Bressler said. “I couldn’t get up and go to the gym even though I knew it would make me feel better.” Now, Bressler goes to 802 CrossFit after work and no longer enjoys working out alone. “Even if you’re on opposite teams or competing against each other, it doesn’t matter,” she said. “Everyone is cheering you on and trying to help push you to your limits.” Bressler’s success story is one of many, according to licensed therapist Sonny Provetto. After 10 years as a police officer in Burlington and with Vermont State Police, Provetto now works as a psychological consultant for the Vt. Department of Children and Families, the Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce and for police officers in Colchester, Burlington and South Burlington. Provetto sees around 25 clients per week struggling with stress or trauma and recommends CrossFit as a coping mechanism every day. “The first question I ask people who come to see me is, ‘Tell me what you do for exercise,’” he said. “Exercise fights depression; it fights anxiety. It’s the complete opposite of a stress response.” Provetto said police officers need outlets for the emotions they harbor, and sometimes, that outlet isn’t healthy. Alcohol dependence and frequent displays of aggression are often seen in the policing community, he said. “If you don’t manage your stress, it’s going to leak out somewhere – either at home or on the job,” Provetto said. Affiliates pay to bear the CrossFit name but have autonomy over programming. Franco and Chase frequently donate to policing charities and offer membership discounts to police officers. A flag with a thin blue line commemorating fallen officers hangs from the ceiling. “When you support what people do every day, especially in this climate when police officers are often looked at as thugs and killers,” Provetto said. “That’s so important.” Provetto said gym members often check in after a few missed workouts, important for those struggling with trauma or depression. “One of the obstacles with PTSD is how to integrate yourself back into an environment and still feel safe,” Provetto said. “And here,

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Top: Photos courtesy of 802 CrossFit / Below: Photo by Michaela Halnon Above left: Colchester Cpl. Jaime Bressler performs a sumo deadlift high pull at 802 CrossFit in Essex Jct. Above right: Colchester police Officer Jeremy Wyskiel pulls a weighted sled during a CrossFit session. Below: Participants at 802 CrossFit are pictured in the gym last week.

everybody is all dressed up, they’re yelling, they’re supporting each other.” Sometimes that support is officer to officer. Franco said there’s a large concentration of Colchester police officers who work out together. “They all trash talk each other,” Franco said, laughing. “But at the end of the day, they’re cheering each other on and asking each other what their times were at work the next day.” Bressler said the camaraderie often shows in playful taunts but also comes through in more serious ways. “I know another officer [at CrossFit] was going through a tough time personally, just like I

was,” Bressler said. “We can connect because of that. We know we’re on the same page.” Provetto thinks exercise should be integrated into police work. Some departments provide officers an hour to work out on duty. It’s a suggestion Bressler says Colchester PD is seriously considering, though concerns about how to fairly compensate day and night-shift workers have complicated matters. In the meantime, Provetto encourages all officers to explore the benefits of social exercise. “You really walk out of here feeling better about yourself,” he said. “Exercise resets everything.”

dock from page 1 “It’s a great improvement, and it will help us all tremendously,” Werkheiser said. Bayview Eats, meanwhile, is undergoing a renovation and name change to Bayview Bar and Grill. The refurbished res-

taurant will be reopened Tuesday, pending final inspections, Werkheiser said. New England Marine, located at the corner of East Lakeshore Drive and Bay Road, built and installed the dock.

“We want to stimulate the economy in the bay,” parks and recreation director Glen Cuttitta said. “We’ve always had boats moored in the bay, and the challenge is how do you get ashore … We decided to put in

the dock to give people [a better] opportunity to do that.” “It will be more inviting,” economic development director Kathy Walker O’Reilly added.

now focused on current and former manufacturing sites involved in wire coating and semiconductors. Testing sites in Chittenden County include Champlain Cable in Colchester, Belden Wire and Cable in Essex, Super-Temp in Winooski, Harbour Industries in Shelburne and the Vermont Air National Guard headquarters in South Burlington. Gov. Peter Shumlin announced earlier this month that groundwater at the former Belden Wire and Cable in the Saxon Hill Industrial Park and at the former Super-Temp Wire and Cable location tested free of PFOA. Previous testing at Phoenix Wire in South Hero was also reported clean. GlobalFoundries took over the existing groundwater monitoring system on its campus beside the Winooski River from IBM, which founded the computer chip manufacturing facility there in 1957. GlobalFoundries acquired the facility last summer. IBM had historically tested surrounding groundwater for other chemicals related to semi-conductor manufacturing but never for PFOA, DEC spokeswoman Danika Frisbie said. The chemical was once used to manufacture wire coatings and nonstick fabrics and surfaces but has since been phased out. It was unregulated by the federal government, and the state has no records confirming its use in various industries. GlobalFoundries will test itself, rather than EPA contractors who have conducted the other Chittenden County tests so far, Frisbie noted. “They have technicians in the company who will be sampling,” she said, adding it has taken the company longer than expected to line up a sampling plan. Testing at Champlain Cable near Interstate 89’s Exit 16 interchange is also behind schedule. The company has changed hands since its groundwater testing wells were installed. Frisbie said ownership changes and access issues have stalled testing at other sites. “We are still waiting on a confirmed date,” Frisbie said. “They said they are getting close – hopefully next week at the latest. There is a lot of paperwork to line up before gaining access to some of the properties.” The Vermont Department of Health office in Bennington is offering free blood testing for people who live near the former Chemfab plant to determine whether the chemical is present in their blood streams. Vermont Public Radio reported last week that a study in the journal Environmental Research links PFOA in the blood of new mothers to an inability to sustain breastfeeding.

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TownNews W E E K LY

From the Statehouse What a strange session this was. Pundits attribute most of it to the retirement Maureen of top leadership. I can only Dakin attest to what I observed. Speaker Shap Smith maintained his influence and power to the final fall of the gavel. Gov. Peter Shumlin was nowhere to be seen by rank and file members. I didn’t hear anyone say they’d been called to the governor’s office to talk about an upcoming vote, instead going to Smith’s office regularly to talk. Bills seemed to take a circuitous path to the floor. More bills were directed to committees of jurisdiction because they often covered a broad spectrum, which made it difficult to follow each committee’s changes. In the best of circumstances, that would build consensus for passage, but everything was contentious this year. Successes: Defeat of marijuana bills. There are numerous reasons I opposed the legislation including Vermont is not ready to embrace such a large change. Depending on what source cited, all is not well in states that have legalized it through referendum not legislative action. I don’t think Vermont needs to lead the nation. I couldn’t even support the amendment requiring schools to educate on the dangers and health effects of marijuana because it was another unfunded mandate; funding it at that late date meant something else we already agreed to would not get funded. Legalization will happen in the near future; it’s a matter of how. It’s a discussion you should have with candidates this year. We made progress on protecting Department for Children and Families workers and adding staff to help caseloads. Opiate addiction was addressed and good measures put in place to combat the epidemic. Automatic voting registration continues Vermont’s efforts to make the privilege and responsibility of citizen participation as easy as possible. No one-time money was used to fund ongoing programs. As a member of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee, I would like to say we produced great legislation. But, truthfully, our economic development and consumer protection bills were modest because so much effort was spent in what became my greatest disappointment of the session. The independent contractor bill that passed out of my committee with an 11-0 vote suffered a long, painful death. Most of us work. We usually fall into two categories – employees or independent contractors. Both have benefits for the employer and worker. Over the 100 years of law, misclassifying workers has caused lots of problems. Our goal was to clarify the definition of an independent contractor and strengthen enforcement provisions. The bill never made it to the floor for a vote. Our version was seen by many lobbyists, some members and Speaker Smith as too friendly to employers. The House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee objected to it and wanted a look at it. It spent two weeks unofficially there. Not so bad if they had come back to us with some recommendations for improvement, but that didn’t happen. It was looked at, worked on, dissected and rewritten outside the committee. That resulted in a strike-all proposed amendment to our committee that passed on a 6-5 vote. It was seen as too friendly to workers. Eventually, the bill died on the floor in a parliamentary move by Rep. Chris Pearson, a Progressive from Burlington, when he moved to commit it to Ways and Means. The speaker ruled in his favor. Months and months of testimony, drafting and compromise went down the drain. I took this one personally and am still smarting over the politics and process that leaves in place a statute that continues the ambiguity for employers and independent contractors and doesn’t address the changing 21st changing workplace. It is my hope that in bringing these kinds of issues to light, speaking up for an adopted process and demanding the process be followed, the best legislation possible will come forth from your part-time citizen legislature. Disappointing, too, was the lack of progress on education funding although there still is some cost containment. The governance piece of Act 46, however, appears to have early success. All in all, we did some good work, not overly ambitious. Perhaps that’s OK.

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TOWN MANAGER’S OFFICE Dawn Francis, town manager

On Saturday, May 7, volunteers participated in two events that benefited our community and beyond. Green-Up Day, an annual event in Vermont for many years, brought together hundreds of volunteers who picked up roadside “flotsam and jetsam” left behind after our long winter. Final statistics will be available in a week or two, but preliminary counts indicate at least 378 volunteers participated in clean up, and the first roll-off container weighed in with 1.71 tons of trash. Special thanks go to the Colchester Conservation Commission and member Robin Orr, who was the Green-Up coordinator this year; to Cub Scout Pack 655 for volunteering for the “umpteenth” year in a row; and to the Colchester-Milton Rotary, whose members sponsored the hotdog cookout after the cleanup. A big thank you goes to Myers Container for generously donating the roll-off Dumpster for trash collection once again. Last, but never least, thanks to all the residents who gave their time and labor to make Green-Up Day a success. May 7 was also the inaugural Burlington vs. Colchester charity hockey game to benefit the towns’ emergency food shelves. The teams played three games and raised $400 and collected an estimated 50 pounds of food to be distributed between the two organizations. Special thanks to Melissa Cate, recreation facilities manager at Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, who scheduled the games and donated ice time; and Colchester Health and Wellness members, who helped with the flyer, signup sheets and getting the word out about the event. Our gratitude goes out to the participants of both communities who supported the event. For more information, please visit or call 264-5509. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Kathi Walker O’Reilly, director Our office is working on the Community Center and Bayside Park Master Plan, GIS mapping for various town applications by UVM students at no cost to the town; finalizing design elements with VTrans for the new Exit 16; and proposed new zoning for West Lakeshore Drive. Additionally:  Researching opportunities for the town’s communications plan  Met with area hotels and local vendors to create marketing partnerships

 Exploring possibilities for future promotion of Colchester with new Colchester Sun editor Courtney Lamdin.  For more information, please visit econdev or call 264-5508. PLANNING AND ZONING Sarah Hadd, director The development review board will meet May 25 to review: 1. Final plat and site plan applications of J. Brooker LLC and Malletts Bay House LLC for a five-lot planned unit development subdivision; 2. Conditional use application for Matthew and Alma Sears for an eight-foot high fence at 204 Main St.; 3. Final plat and site plan applications for Brigante Living Trust and Rivers Edge Building Development LLC for a 45-unit PUD subdivision of a 25.23 acre parcel resulting in 19 single family homes, 13 duplexes, one common parcel and associated infrastructure at 239 Malletts Bay Ave.; 4. Site plan application of Dorothy Mazza Revocable Trust and Malletts Bay Veterinary Hospital for a 5,039-squarefoot office with associated infrastructure including 20 parking spaces at 0 Blakely Rd.; 5. Sketch plan application of RAM Properties for an eightunit PUD subdivision of a 1.97-acre parcel that will retain four units in two existing structures, a new proposed triplex off Middle Road and a new single family residence at 391Main St.; 6. Preliminary plat application for Shawn and Lisa Darby for a four-lot PUD subdivision of a 34.4-acre parcel for three new single family dwellings located at 590 Red Rock Rd. Also, the planning commission held a public forum on the proposed zoning for the Malletts Bay Initiative at its April 19 meeting. At its May 3 meeting, the commission reviewed comments from the forum and unanimously decided to warn a public hearing on the draft regulations for Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Kirker Room at 835 Blakely Rd. Information can be found here: Comments can be e-mailed to or mailed to the Planning Commission c/o the Town Offices. If you would like to receive notice of these events, please click on the “Notify Me” tool on the town’s website. For more information, please visit or call 264-5600.


Book Reviews

“Corridors of the Night” by Anne Perry – Adult fiction, 2015

“Deliciously Ella” by Ella Woodward – Adult fiction, 2015

Reviewed by Susan Gamberg, Youth services

Reviewed by Penny Cunningham, Adult services

Hester Monk is asked to fill-in for a fellow nurse, who is caring for a wealthy patient at the London Royal Naval Hospital. While passing through a corridor one night, she sees a small child who cries out to her. Hester follows her to a room and finds two more children who are being held; upon further investigation, she learns they are being used to transfuse their blood to her patient, who suffers from the white blood disease. The doctor and his obsessed brother, a chemist have realized that some blood transfused into patients can actually help, but they have yet to understand about blood typing and why some patients die from the transfusions. Kidnapping, murder and a surprise ending make for another winner in the William Monk series.

You never know when you might receive an invite to a potluck, so it’s always helpful to have a go-to repertoire of vegan and gluten-free meals. The author developed these recipes because four years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare illness called postural tachycardial syndrome. By completely changing her diet and becoming a gluten-free vegan, the author was able to get off all her medication in two years, but she had to learn to prepare food in a whole new way to regain her health. This book is based on recipes in the author’s blog, and there are planned menus for brunches, dinner parties and picnics too. One of the most popular recipes on the author’s blog is for sweet potato brownies; another is her quinoa pizza crust, and nothing looks too daunting to make! In fact, the food in this book is so beautifully photographed, you will want to make everything in it.


The May 26 special election at Colchester Fire District No. 2 headquarters at 844 Church Rd. to bond for a $750,000 fire truck was mistakenly

reported to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in last week’s edition of The Colchester Sun. The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.





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contEst from page 1 Mock’s recipe for Trefoils Toffee and Chocolate Bark with Toasted Almonds won the contest’s grand prize, bringing her a $500 cash prize and a spotlight feature in a fall issue of Taste of Home. Judges narrowed nearly 350 entries down to 16 finalists and then opened voting to the public. The indulgent creation received 1,733 votes, a feat she largely credits to social media. “I basically put the word out to my family and friends on Facebook,” Mock said. “And people kept sharing it and sharing it.” Submitted into the candy category, the winning recipe layers a Trefoil cookie, sweet toffee sauce and melted semi-sweet chocolate. Almond slices and bro-

ken Trefoils are sprinkled on top. Though she’d made a variation using graham crackers before, the shortbread style cookie gave the dessert a nice crunch, Mock said. Mock was overwhelmed by the support she received and thought of one very appropriate way to thank folks. “I only made the cookies once before I submitted the recipe,” she said. “But then probably another 10 times after that to share, because I was so touched by how fervently people were pushing others to vote.” A home cook without any formal training, the Bennington native works as a paraeducator at Porters Point School. When she’s not at work, Mock runs

Trefoils Toffee & Chocolate Bark with Toasted Almonds Ingredients: • • • • • •

Nonstick cooking spray 1 box (9-ounces) Girl Scouts Trefoils Shortbread Cookies 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup sliced almonds


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 10-in. x 15-in. rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray. 2. Set aside 3 Trefoils. Arrange 35 of the remaining cookies close together on the prepared baking sheet so the cookies edges are touching. 3. Toast the almonds: Place the sliced almonds into a small skillet. Set on the stove over medium-low heat. Toast for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat when almonds are fragrant and lightly browned. Transfer to a cutting board, and coarsely chop with a sharp knife. Allow to cool. 4. Place butter into medium-sized bowl. Microwave 45 to

her own food blog “Hungry Enough to Eat Six,” a play on an old Yogi Berra quote, on a computer set up in her kitchen. Mock jumped into food blogging three years ago, inspired by a friend’s movie review blog. Her site now boasts more than 300 recipes with varied themes. Some of her favorite posts chronicle cook-offs with friends, where secret voting leads to a lot of friendly competition. Past categories have included chili, stuffed meat and lasagna. Mock devotes about 10 hours a week to her blog and has around 450 followers on Pinterest. She aims to eventually turn the hobby into a full-time job but says it can be tricky

60 seconds until melted. Add brown sugar and whisk into the butter. 5. Microwave butter-sugar mixture for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and whisk vigorously. Repeat this microwave-whisk process three more times for a total microwave time of 2 minutes. The mixture should now be a thick sauce. 6. Pour the sauce over the cookies, covering them completely. 7. Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes; watch it carefully! The mixture should be bubbly and puffed, but do not allow it to burn. 8. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and place on a cooling rack. 9. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over hot caramel. Allow to sit for 5 minutes until softened, then use an offset spatula or knife to spread the softened chocolate into a smooth layer over the caramel. 10. Use a knife to cut the 3 remaining Trefoils into coarse chunks. Sprinkle the chunks over the melted chocolate. Sprinkle the chopped toasted almonds evenly over the chocolate. 11. Place baking sheet into refrigerator for 1 hour until the chocolate and caramel have set and hardened. 12. The bark may be sliced or broken into pieces.

to stand out as the volume of blogging content on the web continues to skyrocket. “I feel like I’m just brimming with ideas that I want to share,” she said. “But one of the challenges is figuring out how to make yourself seen among the crowd.” In the meantime, Mock said she’ll continue to pore over the pages of new cookbooks and treat her loved ones to her delicious handiwork. “I have lots of eager tastetesters,” she said. Mock’s winning recipe is printed below and can be found on her blog at

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Religious Directory Daybreak Community Church 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester VT. 05446 802-338-9118 or Sunday Service at 10:30am Lead Pastor, Brent Devenney Holy Cross Catholic Church 416 Church Road, Colchester Fr. Julian Asucan, Administrator. (802-863-3002) Mass schedule: Saturday, 4:30 PM and Sunday, 8:45 AM. Confessions: Saturday at 3:30 PM or by appointment. Daily Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00AM Holy Day Masses, please contact the church. Malletts Bay Congregational Church UCC 1672 West Lakeshore Dr. 658-9155. Bridge Pastor, Rev. Adrianne Carr Worship Service: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Church School: Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Fellowship time: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Childcare provided. All are welcome! St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1063 Prim Road, 658-0533. Rev. Lisette Baxter, Rector Sundays: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Sunday School: Nursery & all grades Wednesdays: 11:30 Bible class; 12:30 Holy Eucharist For evening services & Adult Education, check answering machine. All are always welcome. United Church of Colchester - ABC Rte. 2A-Village Green, 879-5442. Rev. Dr. Russell Willis Worship: 10:30 A.M. Adult Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Youth Sunday School during 10:30 worship; pre-school through 11 years. Nursery care available during worship. Christ Centered - Family Oriented.

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4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. If you love Legos, this activity is for you. Stop by the library where you can make a new project every week.


5:30 - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 91, 3650 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester. $10; open to all.


6 - 8 p.m., Colchester Rescue Station. Meet volunteers and staff, tour the station and learn Hands-Only CPR. Reflective 911 signs for your home will be available for just $10 per sign.


6 - 9 p.m., Colchester Rescue. Free Heartsaver class. Space is limited, so call to pre-register: 2645590.


6:30 p.m., Colchester High school. The CHS Pops Concert will feature performances by all the band and choral ensembles. This is the school’s final performance of the year, and the seniors will be recognized. Free.


6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Kolvoord Community Room, Brownell Library, Essex Jct. An informal gathering of scale model enthusiasts and model builders encompassing all areas of skill level. Show off projects, discuss modeling tips and techniques and gain inspiration from fellow modelers. Call 879-0765 after 6 p.m. for more information.


7 p.m., Phoenix Books, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Discover an unforgettable thriller set in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. New York Times Bestselling author Eric Rickstad presents "Lie in Wait." Great for mystery lovers and local literature fans. Tickets: $3, includes coupon for $5 off a book by the featured author, who will sign copies at the event.


9:30 - 11a.m., downstairs in the Colchester Meeting House, shared driveway with Burnham Memorial

Photo by Eric LaMontagne The 9th Annual LCI Governor's Cup Fishing Derby takes place on the Winooski River in Colchester this Friday. Make a team and come compete against Gov. Peter Shumlin, Miss Vermont and Rep. Peter Welch.

Library. Please bring a snack and drink for your child and come enjoy a wide variety of activities, story time and group singing. For ages 0-5. Call 264-5643 for more information. 9TH ANNUAL

Scout Pack 655 is holding spring sign-ups and a water rocket build and launch event. Membership is open to boys in kindergarten - 4th grade. For more information call 662-3687 or go to



9:20 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Maple St., Essex Jct. The band invites you to hear many of your favorite tunes at their performace during the church service. Refreshments will be provided following the service.

ter. Do you think your fishing skills could beat out peers and elected officials alike? This friendly yet competitive derby stives to highlight the importance of a healthy Lake Champlain. Gov. Peter Shumlin, Miss Vermont and Congressmen Peter Welch along with past winners will be looking to lead their team to victory. To learn more and to register a team of up to four people, visit or contact Juliana Dixon at juliana@

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., UVM Hort Farm, 65 Green Mountain Dr., South Burlington. Come visit the Extension Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale held during the wonderful Friends of the Hort Farm Bloom Time Festival. Browse a selection of donated perennials, shrubs, veggies and more. Enjoy a children’s planting table and raffle with great prizes. The event will go on rain or shine. For more information, call 656-5241 or visit mastergardener.





3 - 5 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Looking to try new games with old friends or old games with new friends? The possiblities are endless! Bring a friend, bring your favorite game or come solo and gameless. For all kids & their families.


8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., City Hall Park, Burlington. Shop among 60 vendors selling a wide range of products, including fresh meats, cheeses, maple syrup, honey and eggs. Crafters will sell anything from jewelry and metal products to pottery and children's clothing. Live music and dance.

KIDS TO PARKS DAY 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 1 Tennis Ct., Milton. A nationwide day of outdoor play! Plus, you could win a BabyBjorn Baby Carrier. Sign up at parktrust. org. For more information, call 893-4922.


10 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A unique weekly selection of music and books for children of all ages. No sign-up required.


10 a.m. - noon, Bayside Park. Colchester's Cub

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9 a.m., Rice Memorial High School, 99 Proctor Ave., South Burlington. Walk or run a 5k or 10k race to honor beloved former Rice teacher and coach RJ Noonan. Proceeds will support upgrades to the Rice Memorial Fitness Center. This annual event brings students, parents, alumni and the greater community together for a run that starts at Rice and loops around UVM and back. RJ and Bridget Noonan will be at the race to cheer on participants. Register online at


9:15 a.m., Clifford Lumber, Route 116, Hinesburg. A 40-mile ride from Hinesburg to Bristol. Route can be modified for different endurance. Helmet required; children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Contact Phyl Newbeck at 899-2908 or email

9:30 - noon, American Legion Post 91, 3650 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester. $8; open to all.


10 a.m. - noon, 72 N. Champlain St., Burlington. An introduction to color theory and realistic painting through exercises and guided practice. $24 per class. For ages 13 and up. Visit www. for more information.

1 - 5 p.m., Turner Toys and Hobbies, 21 Essex Way, Essex. An afternoon of open game play. Play our board, card and dice games or bring your own. Family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 2336102 for more information.


5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. Divorce is a tough road, but there is life after divorce. Led by people who have already walked down that road, this 13-week support group for men and women offers a safe place and a process to help make that journey easier. For more information and to register, call Sandy at 989-4081 or email sandybrisson@


6 - 8 p.m., Leddy Park fields (behind Leddy Park tennis courts), Burlington.


10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Enjoy reading a story and then complete a fun craft or activity. For ages 3-6.

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5:30 pm., Burnham Memorial Library. We’re trying something new: A science party for the book "What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions." This book is super amusing to read, but even more fun to attempt and experiment! For teens grades in 9-12. Teens in grades 6-8 are welcome to come with parent permission.


6 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for Mah Jongg, the Chinese tile game that has become increasingly popular in the U.S. Whether you’re new to the game or have played for years, you’re invited!


10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music, rhymes and stories! For ages 18 months - 3 yrs. Call 2645660 to sign up.


11:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Come to the library for music fun! Best for ages 3 - 5.


4:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Bring a mat and enjoy poses for mindful stretching and relaxation. Beginners and intermediates welcome.


7 - 8:45 p.m., Milton Middle School band room. Percussion, brass and woodwinds musicians welcome! For more information call 893-1398 or email miltonband01@


9 a.m. - 4 p.m., VFW Post 1767, 6 Maple St., Winooski. Veterans, dependents and survivors get straight answers to questions related to the Veterans Affairs Department. The Disabled American Veterans will have a mobile service office van available to assist and answer questions.


9:30 - 11 a.m., downstairs in the Colchester Meeting House, shared driveway with Burnham Memorial Library. Please bring a snack and drink for your child and come enjoy a wide variety of activities, story time and group singing. For ages 0-5. Call 264-5643 for more information.


4 - 5 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for a writing club for children from kindergarten to third grade. Let’s create stories! Call 2645660 for more information and to sign up.


5:30 - 7:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Whether you’ve played before or it’s your first time, you should join us! Players take on invented personas and use cleverness and luck to face challenges, defeat enemies and save the day. For teens (14+) and adults. E-mail jmuse@ with questions.


6 p.m., Maple Street Park, 75 Maple St., Essex Jct. It’s the most fun you’ll have on a Wednesday night! The Maple Street Park Running Series is designed to encourage friendly competition and the enjoyment of running and racing. Course length is 5k (3.1 miles). New and experienced runners will enjoy the friendly, grassroots atmosphere of this fun course. Raffle prizes available. $10. Registration required at

KIDS’ DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 6 - 7:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. We now have a separate Dungeons & Dragons group for kids ages 9-13. Join us for adventures and fun!


6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. For knitters and other needleworkers of all skill levels.


6:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Little ones of all ages cuddle up in pajamas and listen to bedtime stories. We’ll serve the cookies and milk! No sign-up required.


9 a.m. - 4 p.m., VFW Post 1767, 6 Maple St., Winooski. Veterans, dependents and survivors get straight answers to questions related to the Veterans Affairs Department. The Disabled American Veterans will have a mobile service office van available to assist and answer questions.


10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Enjoy reading a story and then complete a fun craft or activity. For ages 3-6. Sign-up required; call 264-5660.


Noon, the Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mtn. View Dr., Colchester. For more information, contact Earl Wertheim at 651-1690 or


4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. If you love Legos, this activity is for you. Stop by the library where you can make a new project every week.


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LOCAL MEETINGS THURS., MAY 19 4 - 5 p.m. - Library Trustees, Burnham Library, Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St., Route 2A

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5:30 - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 91, 3650 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester. $10; open to all.


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10 a.m. - 5 p.m., tour 7 p.m., Colchester Middle headquarters at 85 Church St., Burlington. School. This concert will It must be Open Studio feature the 6th and Weekend when bright 7th/8th grade bands as yellow signs appear well as the jazz band. along Vermont's roads The concert will feature over Memorial Day themes from Schubert’s weekend, guiding visitors "Unfinished Symphony" and Gustav Holst’s "Sec- to studios of craftspeople and fine artists across ond Suite in F Major." Vermont. The self-guided Free. tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, 27 FRIDAY furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, COLCHESTER sculptors, quilt makers PLAYGROUP and wood carvers. Many 9:30 - 11 a.m., downgalleries will host talks stairs in the Colchester and feature special Meeting House, shared exhibits. For a map of driveway with Burnham Memorial Library. Please participating artists, visit bring a snack and drink or call 223-3380 for for your child and come more information. enjoy a wide variety of activities, story time and VERMONT BALLET group singing. For ages THEATER SCHOOL 0-5. Call 264-5643 for CELEBRATION OF more information.

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7:45 - 11 a.m., Waterfront Park, Burlington. RunVermont hosts this festive, fun-filled event of running and excitement. All children recieve a finisher's medal and awards are given to the top three boys and girls in each age category. Half-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile distances. Open to ages 4-14. Must be at least 9 years to compete in 2-mile event. Visit for pricing and fee schedule. For more information, call 863-8412 or email


8:30 - 11 a.m., Gate F of Champlain Valley Expo. This year's theme is "Respect, Honor and Remember." For route map, parking guide and more information, visit www. essexmemorialday

1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Flynn Center for the Performing Arts; 153 Main St., Burlington. VBT is returning to the Flynn! Performing excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, and more. Also includes Broadway and contemporary jazz. Guest artist Samuel Wilson of The Washington Ballet. Tickets starting at $17 available at For more information, visit or call 878-2941.


4:30 - 7 p.m., North Hero School, Route 2, North Hero. A dinner to benefit the North Hero Volunteer Fire Department. Adults/$10, children under 12/$5. For more information, call 3727772.


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29 SUNDAY AMERICAN LEGION COMMUNITY BREAKFAST 9:30 - noon, American Legion Post 91, 3650 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester. $8; open to all.

GREEN MOUNTAIN BICYCLE CLUB RIDE: CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP 9:15 a.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd., east parking lot. This moderately challenging ride heads out on Lake Rd. and across the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. Helmet required; children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. For more information, contact John Bertelsen at 864-0101 or email jo.bertel@

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5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. Divorce is a tough road, but there is life after divorce. Led by people who have already walked down that road, this 13-week support group for men and women offers a safe place and a process to help make that journey easier. For more information and to register, call Sandy at 989-4081 or email sandybrisson@

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Spirit Vermont celebrates 50 years of EMS When Dorothy and George Cook became active Emergency Medical Service providers, the EMS system that Vermonters now routinely depend on had only been developed less than 10 years earlier. Now, more than 40 years later, the two founding members of the Morristown EMS – who still volunteer for night shifts – were honored by their peers with the first-ever Vermont Emergency Medical Services Lifetime Award. The Cooks were among a number of other awardees and EMS providers at a public celebration on May 17 at the State House to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emergency Medical Services in the United States. Gov. Peter Shumlin has proclaimed

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and consider careers as first responders and EMS professionals.” The origin of the nation’s EMS services dates back to a 1966 report, “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society,” which identified accidental injuries as the “leading cause of death in the first half of life’s span.” The report led to a standardized training curriculum and other measures that are widely credited with launching the EMS system we know

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today. In Vermont, fostering a greater public awareness of what people can do to prevent injuries continues to be a major public health initiative. Health Commissioner Chen presented awards to EMS agencies and personnel recognized this year for their high level of dedication to the profession and their communities. They include: Vermont EMS Lifetime Award: Dorothy and George Cook Advanced Life Support Provider of the Year: JeanPierre Gervais, Lyndon Rescue Squad Ambulance Service of the Year: South Burlington Fire Department Basic Life Support Provider of the Year: Crystalee O’Dell, Pownal Rescue Squad EMS for Children Champion of the Year: Jillian McLaughlin, Lyndon Rescue Squad EMS Educator of the Year: Kate Soons, EMS District 3 First Responder Service of the Year: Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol. To learn more about becoming an EMS provider, visit OnCall for Vermont at

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Youth Football Registration Registration for Colchester Youth Football will take place on June 2nd

from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Bayside Activity Center. The program is open to players in grades 1-8 and the season runs from mid-August until late October/early November. The registration fee is $110.00 per player. If your child has not played for Colchester Youth Football before, a copy of their birth certificate will need to be provided. For further information about the youth football program, please contact Glenn Cummings at 343-6149. or visit our website at

Senior Strength. HammerFit Gym in Essex offers a 50-minute guided exercise class for anyone over the age of 50. The session begins with a warm up, stretching exercises, then strength training using Hammer Strength equipment with guidance. The class ends with a relaxing stretch and cool down, and participants are welcome to use the cardio machines before or after if they wish. HammerFit Gym, Essex, Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. $5. Information: 878-0444.

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cystitis is recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region and urinary frequency/urgency. This is often misdiagnosed and mistreated as a chronic bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. We are building a Vermont-based support group and welcome you to email or call 8994151 for more information.

Community Wellness Day. Practitioners offer Reiki, Shiatsu, aromatherapy, acupressure, energy work and more to those looking to experience alternative healing. 2 Wolves Holistic Center in Vergennes, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. most Fridays. Sliding-scale donations; preregister the Tuesday prior. Contact: or 870-0361.

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“EMS Week is an opportunity for all of us to show our deep appreciation to the thousands of EMS providers who serve every corner of our state.” May 15 - 21 Emergency Medical Services Week to highlight the vital mission and dedication of the state’s EMS volunteers and professionals. “EMS Week is an opportunity for all of us to show our deep appreciation to the thousands of EMS providers who serve every corner of our state,” Vt. Health Commissioner Harry Chen said. “It is also a chance to showcase their often life-saving work, and to encourage more Vermonters to volunteer in their communities,

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A growing number of Vermonters are falling ill with diseases spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. These tickborne diseases are preventable if you take action to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors now and in the warmer months ahead. “The black-legged tick causes over 99 percent of the tickborne diseases reported in Vermont,” said Bradley Tompkins, state infectious disease epidemiologist. “During the spring, ticks are active and looking to feed on people or their pets. The trouble is these ticks can be as small as a poppy seed right now, so we all need to be aware of the risks and take action to protect ourselves.” The Health Department encourages Vermonters to follow these three simple steps to avoid tickborne diseases: Repel: Before you go outside, apply an EPAregistered insect repellent on your skin and treat your clothes with permethrin. When possible, wear light-colored long sleeved shirts and long pants, and tuck your pants into your socks to decrease access to you skin. Inspect yourself regularly when outside to catch any ticks before they attach. Inspect: Do daily tick checks on yourself, your children and pets. Check yourself from head to toe. Remove: Remove

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ticks promptly. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has also been proven effective in preventing Lyme disease by washing ticks off the skin. If you were bitten by a tick, watch for early signs of disease during the weeks following the bite. The first sign of Lyme disease is often an expanding red rash at the site of the tick bite. The rash usually appears seven to 14 days after the tick bite, but sometimes it takes up to 30 days to appear. Not everyone gets the rash, so be on the lookout for additional symptoms of early Lyme disease: fatigue, headache, fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and muscle and joint pain. Early signs of anaplasmosis are fever, muscle pain and malaise. Both diseases can be successfully treated with antibiotics, especially if treatment is given early. Get more tips and information for reducing your risk of tick bites, download tick-identification cards, see how to safely remove a tick and read our booklet “Be Tick Smart” at healthvermont. gov.




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NOTICE OF TAX SALE TOWN OF COLCHESTER The resident and non-resident owners, lien holders and mortgagees of lands in the Town of Colchester in the County of Chittenden are hereby notified that the taxes assessed by such Town remain, either in whole or in part, unpaid on the following described lands in such Town, to wit: Property Owner: Jennifer Beaudoin Property Address: 145 Belwood Avenue Parcel ID # 48-034002-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Jennifer Beaudoin by Partial Decree of Distribution from the Estate of Diane J. Hazen dated September 2, 2010 and recorded in Volume 670 at Page 554 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $7,848.04 Property Owner: Sandra Bevins Property Address: 531 Holy Cross Road Parcel ID # 47-050012-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Sandra Bevins by Quitclaim Deed of Norman Bevins and Sandra Bevins, Trustees, dated November 12, 1982 and recorded in Volume 79 at Page 418 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $7,762.22 Property Owner: Kerina Brunell Property Address: 200 Lupine Drive Parcel ID # 48-001002-0040000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Kerina Brunell by Warranty Deed of Esther Abrams, Successor Trustee of the Irwin Abrams Revocable Trust u/t/a dated March 7, 2003 and recorded in Volume 652 at Page 102 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $454.44 Property Owner: Frederick J. Fortune, III Property Address: 0 Clay Point Road Parcel ID # 16-057010-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Frederick J. Fortune, III by Warranty Deed of Beatrice F. Wallace dated September 20, 1997 and recorded in Volume 281 at Page 475 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014-2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $635.49 Property Owner: Frederick J. Fortune, III Property Address: 705 Clay Point Road Parcel ID # 16-058000-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Frederick J. Fortune, III by Warranty Deed of Beatrice F. Wallace dated September 20, 1997 and recorded in Volume 281 at Page 475 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2015-2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $2,185.33 Property Owner: John Harbison Property Address: 573 Coon Hill Road Parcel ID # 14-009000-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said John S. Harbison by Quitclaim Deed of Susan L. Pilcher dated March 30, 2009 and recorded in Volume 634 at Page 279 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Year: 2014 - 2016. Amount of utility charges, interest, cost and penalties: $7,627.74 Property Owner: John Harbison Property Address: Coon Hill Road Parcel ID # 14-009010-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said John S. Harbison by Quitclaim Deed of Susan L. Pilcher dated March 30, 2009 and recorded in Volume 634 at Page 279 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Year: 2013 - 2016. Amount of utility charges, interest, cost and penalties: $671.41. Property Owner: Darra Kell Property Address: 24 Bluff Road Parcel ID # 30-002002-0210000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Darra Kell by Quitclaim Deed of Leonard D. Bullinger dated July 14, 1999 and recorded in Volume 316 at Page 322 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2013 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $12,650.41 Property Owner: Richard and Pauline MacDonald Property Address: 274 Westward Road Parcel ID # 25-071003-0000000 All and the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Richard P. MacDonald and Pauline M. MacDonald, by Warranty Deed of Patricia A. Duprey and Thomas E. Duprey dated May 16, 1983 and recorded in Volume 83 at Page 341 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014-2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $7,172.01 Property Owner: Melanie Porter Property Address: 180 Rail Road Parcel ID # 30-002002-0710000 All of the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Melanie B. Porter by Quitclaim Deed of Betty A. Smith dated April 30, 2004 and recorded in Volume 486, Page 267 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $5,073.11 Property Owner: Laila Shawa Property Address: 90 Mayo Road Parcel ID # 17-025000-0000000 All of the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Laila Shawa by Warranty Deed of Paul R. Schumacher and Jill E. Jertson, M.D. dated May 20, 2013 and recorded in Volume 740, Page 387 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $15,944.16 - continued -

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NOTICE OF TAX SALE TOWN OF COLCHESTER - continued Property Owner: Paul Somerville and Lori Somerville Property Address: 243 Lindale Drive Parcel ID # 25-018003-0000000 All of the same lands and premises conveyed to the said Paul D. Somerville and Lori J. Somerville by Warranty Deed of David A. Deluca and Laurie C. Deluca dated October 24, 1997 and recorded in Volume 280, Page 380 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, Vermont. Tax Years: 2014 - 2016. Amount of delinquent taxes, interest, cost and penalties: $3,956.46 Reference may be made to said deeds for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appear in the Town Clerk’s Office of the Town of Colchester. So much of such lands will be sold at public auction at Town of Colchester, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, Vermont 05478, on the 28th day of June, 2016 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge such taxes and utility charges with interest, costs and penalties, unless previously paid. Property owners or mortgagees may pay such taxes, interest, costs and penalties in full by cash or certified check made payable to the Town of Colchester. At tax sale, successful bidders must pay in full by cash or certified check. No other payments accepted. Any questions or inquiries regarding the above-referenced sale should be directed to the following address: Brian P. Monaghan, Esq. Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC 156 Battery Street Burlington, VT 05401 Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC, and the Town of Colchester give no opinion or certification as to the marketability of title to the above-referenced properties as held by the current owner/ taxpayer. Dated at Colchester, Vermont, this 12th day of May, 2016. ________________________ Karen Richard Collector of Delinquent Taxes Town of Colchester

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10 • The Colchester Sun • May 19, 2016 DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR Colchester Fire District No.2 Posted on 04/21/2016 by Colchester, VT expires in 05/25/2016 Colchester Fire District No.2 located in Colchester, VT is currently accepting resumes and cover letters for a full time District Administrator. The District provided water to the Malletts Bay section of the Town of Colchester and emergency service to the entire Town. The District serves over 8,300 residents with over 2,600 service connections. The District Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of the District’s water system and supervises the District employees. This position encompasses all aspects of administration of the District’s water system. The Administrator is the water system primary operator and is responsible for operations, maintenance and proper functions of the District’s water supply and distribution system. Minimum Qualifications: • Knowledge and level of competency associated with a post-secondary education. • Three years of supervisory experience and two years experience with computer software and control and telemetry systems, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. • Possession of a State of Vermont Class D or higher water operator certification or attain certification within one year of employment and maintain such certifications throughout employment. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Vermont and must be valid throughout employment. • Possession of fire service certifications and or knowledge to the operations of a volunteer fire department is a plus.

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835 Blakely Rd, Colchester, VT 05446 May 10 — May 17, 2016 WRITTEN WARNINGS: 15 TICKETS 3 Using Portable Electronic Device 2 Speeding 2 Driving with Suspended License 1 Driving without a License 1 Uninsured Driver 1 Obstructed Windshield 1 Illumination Required 1 Traffic Control Signals 1 Possessing Marijuana/Hashish ARRESTS 2 DUI 1 Driving with Criminally Suspended License 1 Fugitive from Justice

Cover letter and resumes can be submitted to: Colchester Fire District No.2 Prudential Committee P.O. Box 4 Colchester, VT 05446 Call 802/862-4621 or email MBFD39@gmail. com for additional information Colchester Fire District No.2 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Tuesday, May 10 4:45 a.m. Medical in Colchester 6:20 a.m. Retail Theft on Blakely Rd 9:33 a.m. Suspicious Event on W Lakeshore 9:34 a.m. Suspicious Event on Colchester Point Rd 1:40 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester 1:44 p.m. Larceny on Prim Rd 2:13 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester 4:48 p.m. Retail Theft on Mountain View Dr 6:41 p.m. Fatal Accident on Rte 7 8:09 p.m. Domestic Disturbance in Colchester 8:46 p.m. Medical in Colchester 10:22 p.m. Suspicious Event on Greenwood Dr

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11:07 a.m. Suspicious Event on Ford Ln 5:06 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester 7:07 p.m. Intoxication on Heineberg Dr 9:50 p.m. Suspicious Event on Lower Mountain View Dr Thursday, May 12 5:00 a.m. Medical in Colchester 5:27 a.m. Suspicious Event on Middle Rd 8:27 a.m. Threats/Harassment on Laker Ln 9:59 a.m. Medical in Colchester 11:18 a.m. Vandalism on W Lakeshore Dr 2:45 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester 4:50 p.m. Suspicious Event in Colchester 5:44 p.m. Larceny on Prim Rd 6:41 p.m. Intoxication on Prim Rd

in Colchester 7:56 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester Sunday, May 15 10:38 a.m. Suspicious Event on Jefferson Dr Monday, May 16 1:14 a.m. Suspicious Event on College Pkwy 1:57 a.m. Medical in Colchester 5:58 a.m. Suspicious Event on Malletts Bay Ave 9:24 a.m. Vandalism on Prim Rd 9:42 a.m. Vandalism on Macrae Rd 12:36 p.m. Drugs on S Park Dr 3:07 p.m. Domestic Disturbance in Colchester 4:28 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester 4:30 p.m. Medical in Colchester 7:47 p.m. Suspicious Event on Bissette Dr 9:24 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester

Friday, May 13 2:38 a.m. Domestic Disturbance in Colchester 4:24 a.m. Burglary on Church Rd 10:54 a.m. Retail Theft on Jasper Mine Rd 4:42 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester 7:23 p.m. Domestic Disturbance in Colchester 8:46 p.m. Larceny on Cashman Rd 10:57 p.m. Domestic Disturbance in Colchester

Tuesday, May 17 12:58 a.m. Suspicious Event on College Pkwy 6:41 a.m. Medical in Colchester 9:20 a.m. Suspicious Event on Roosevelt Hwy 1:38 p.m. Juvenile Problem in Colchester Total Incidents: 282

Saturday, May 14 4:25 a.m. Suspicious Event on Roosevelt Hwy 5:26 a.m. Medical in Colchester 3:50 p.m. Burglary on East Rd 5:14 p.m. DUI on Malletts Bay Ave 7:45 p.m. Domestic Disturbance

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LAKERS DROP A HEARTBREAKER TO ESSEX Above: Essex’s Allie Rutz tags out Danielle Whitham at home plate May 12 at Essex High School. The Lakers fell to Essex 3-2. Right: Taylor Losier and Suleika Torres celebrate after the latter scored last Thursday afternoon.


By COLIN FLANDERS olchester was an out away from handing top-ranked Essex its first loss of the season last Thursday, yet the Hornets found a way to steal the game in walk-off fashion. Up 2-1 with two outs left in the bottom of the seventh, a wild pitch and throwing error sent two Hornets home to push Essex over the visiting

Lakers. Alli Sheets went six and two-third innings, striking out 10 in the nodecision. Riley Magoon suffered the defeat after coming in for relief. Sulieka Torres and Jenna Blondin went 2-for-3, and Taylor Losier recorded an RBI groundout to pace the Lakers. Victoria Bean went 3-for-3 with an RBI single, and Jamie Morin also drove in a run for Essex.

Photos by Colin Flanders

Colchester got back on track last Saturday, downing Mt. Abraham at home, 6-1. They then traveled to South Burlington on Tuesday for a game that concluded after The Colchester Sun went to print. The Lakers (9-2) are currently ranked fourth in the VPA rankings. They have a busy week ahead, with four games slotted over the next eight days, beginning with Vergennes at home. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

colchester overpowers Mt. Mansfield

Lakers’ schedule

The Lakers rolled to a 7-0 victory over visiting Mt. Mansfield on Monday at Bayside Park, anchored by the team’s two doubles squads, who both dropped only two games combined. Jess Erdmann and Kyra Walker picked up a win

in the second doubles slot (6-1, 6-1), while the combo of Ashley Wells and Haley Kieny won in straight-sets (6-0, 6-0). No. 1 seed Cara Barmore fought back for a three set tiebreaker win after dropping the first set, while

Shannon French, Megan Lagerquist, Julia PellegrinoWood and Adrianne Colley all cruised to wins in their singles matches. The Lakers (6-7) had a chance to match last season’s victory total on Wednesday against Rice in

a game that concluded after The Colchester Sun went to print. Currently in 10th place in the VPA rankings, the Lakers will then await to see their placement in the upcoming state tournament.

BASEBALL 5/19 CHS vs. Vergennes (military appreciation game) 4:30 p.m. 5/21 CHS @ Mt. Mansfield – 10 a.m. 5/24 CHS vs. Missisquoi – 4 p.m. GIRLS GOLF 5/22 CHS vs. Burlington (@Kwiniaska) – 2 p.m. 5/24 CHS vs. Essex (@Lang Farm) – 2 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE 5/20 CHS vs. South Burlington 4 p.m. 5/23 CHS @ Woodstock – 4 p.m. 5/25 CHS @ Middlebury – 4 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE 5/20 CHS @ St. Johnsbury – 4:30 p.m. 5/25 CHS @ GMVS – 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL 5/19 CHS vs. Vergennes – 4:30 p.m. 5/21 CHS @ Mt. Mansfield – 10 a.m. 5/24 CHS vs. Missisquoi – 4 p.m. TRACK AND FIELD 5/19 CHS @ South Burlington 3:30 p.m. 5/25 CHS @ Spaulding – TBA

Photos by Colin Flanders Above: Shannon French prepares to hit a forehand Monday against Mt. Mansfield at Bayside Park. Right: Cara Barmore strikes a backhand against Mt. Mansfield.

Middle school baseball stays unbeaten By COLIN FLANDERS The Colchester Middle School baseball team continued its undefeated run this season with two victories in consecutive days. Brody Stannard and Chase Carey combined to allow just three hits over six innings against Camels Hump May 5, securing a 9-2 win. The next day, four CMS pitchers

Courtesy photo Colchester catcher Andrew Ianni tags out a Camels Hump player at the plate last Thursday.

joined forces to shutout LC Hunt in five innings en route to an 18-0 win. The Cougars have given up just 8 runs in five games so far this season. “It has been a very exciting start to our season,” said coach Jim Olson, who highlighted a pair of upcoming contests, one of which is against South Burlington. “Both games will test just how strong a team we have.”

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close two elementary schools and build an early education center. In short, the district’s staff has more pressing priorities, he said. “Why would we want to merge?” Taylor asked. “We have a fine school system the way it is. The majority of what I hear [from constituents] is it’s not a good idea.” The Winooski School Board already voted to partner with Colchester on the study. At an enrollment of 850, the district is just under the 900 enrollment criteria that would exempt it from merging with a neighboring district under Act 46. At an enrollment of 2,100, Colchester is considered a large district and not obligated to merge. Winooski board chairman Michael Decarreau believes the district could get a waiver from the agency to remain independent. But board members want to proceed with the merger study to investigate educational opportunities and cost savings, he said. Under a merged district with Colchester, Decarreau envisions new access to Advanced Placement classes for Winooski students, administrative cost savings at the district offices and efficiencies in delivering special education services. “I believe we have to ask the questions for the benefit of our community,” he said. W i n o o s k i t r u s te e To r i Cleiland agreed. “It is non-binding, and it’s

our due diligence,” she said. “Why would we not want to look at expanded opportunities for students and cost savings for our taxpayers?” Taylor later touched a nerve when he voiced a perception in Colchester that Winooski has poorer-quality schools. “Measured how?” Decarreau replied. “I would use the SBAC tests,” Taylor said, referring to the standardized tests all Vermont students use to measure progress under the national Common Core curriculum. “That’s an unfair test,” Clieland countered. “Let’s not get into that conversation,” Decarreau said. “That would drag us down.” Colchester’s Lindsey Cox seemed to favor the idea of studying a merger, saying the information that would come out of it would be helpful in answering constituent questions. Board chairman Mike Rogers also seemed open to the idea. Board member Lincoln White was absent. Rogers indicated that state pressure for all districts to merge will increase as legislators seek to control school spending in light of reducing enrollments. “Without some changes, I’m not sure we’ll be able to sustain things as we have in the past,” Rogers said. T h e Co l c h e s te r S c h o o l Board was due to decide whether to proceed with the study at its meeting Tuesday night, after press time.

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and decreed the league has to follow restaurant guidelines to continue selling hot food. As a result, the operation was mostly shut down this season, opening sporadically with only candy, soda and pre-packaged snacks. “It is so limited, it has a lot less value to people. We’re a candy store essentially,” said Schramm, who is writing a letter of protest to the state to vent his frustration. “It’s a far cry from having dinner at the ballpark, which is very unfortunate.” Schramm is eager for a professional food service business to operate during games. “It would be a welcome sight to be able to go out and get something to eat at the ballpark,” he said. “We would love to see somebody come in and provide that service to families if we can’t be the ones doing it.” The town offers daily concessionaire licenses ranging from $20 per weekday to $25 on Fridays and weekends. A monthly license costs $150. The town is also offering special licenses for annual events like the Fourth of July celebration and

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