Classifieds– June 23, 2016

Employment: PAINTERS WANTED– Local, experienced company with guaranteed inside work for a seasoned finish painter. Exterior painting position available, also. Salary is top end for this area. Year-round work for the most qualified. Call Paul 802-355- 0028. Services: Slayton’s Sealing, Crackfilling & Paving. Bark Mulch Delivery, Driveway and parking lot sealing. Residential and commercial. Fully insured. 802-730- 3019 or drivesealing@yahoo.com Since 1977, Lafayette Painting Inc. has been…

How about a fresh start for all Vermonters?

By DEBORAH BUCKNAM Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin issued an executive order “banning the box” for applicants for state employment. Last month, he signed a bill ordering all private employers “ban the box.” Banning the box means no employer can ask on an employment application if an applicant has a criminal record. In signing the…

Free preschool available

Champlain Valley Head Start is pleased to announce it has eight anticipated openings at its Malletts Bay School afternoon classroom for the 2016-17 school year. Families looking for free preschool, for children ages 3-5 years, in Colchester can contact Champlain Valley Head Start for an application. Colchester residents are welcome to apply for the afternoon…

Community center gains momentum

Consulting architect Chuck Musgrave discusses survey results Monday at the Colchester Meeting House in a needs assessment for a new community center. (Photo by Jason Starr)

By JASON STARR A survey indicates the majority of Colchester residents surveyed about a new community center are neutral on the idea or think it’s unimportant. Yet the same survey showed 56 percent listed indoor fitness classes like yoga, martial arts and spinning as needed. GreenPlay, the consultant conducting the survey for Colchester Parks and Recreation,…

Plans for ‘high-crash’ intersection finalized

The intersection of Route 2, Route 7, Bay Road and Main Street in Colchester is a “high-crash” location that will be reworked next summer. (Photo by Jason Starr)

By JASON STARR The Vermont Agency of Transportation finalized plans last week to revamp the intersection of Route 2, Route 7, Bay Road and Main Street in Colchester. Plans for the $3.5 million project include two new traffic lights, a new bike path and new entrances to the American Legion and Finelli’s store and gas…