News

Baron takes lead at high school

Colchester High School Principal Heather Baron helps set students up with laptops Tuesday at the high school. (Photo by Jason Starr)

By Jason Starr Heather Baron and her predecessor as Colchester High School principal, Amy Minor, are cut from the same cloth. Both started careers in education as high school biology teachers before advancing into educational leadership. Baron now occupies the…

Minor’s mission

Superintendent Amy Minor (Courtesy photo)

By Jason Starr Because she was Colchester High School principal for 10 years, Amy Minor has a decided head start on her new role as school district superintendent. But she is doing her best to leave her assumptions at the…

New DARE officer on patrol

Colchester police Officer Christian Mellen takes over this year as the DARE officer in Colchester’s elementary schools. (Photo by Jason Starr)

By Jason Starr Colchester’s youngest students have a new policeman to look up to. Christian Mellen, a patrol officer in Shelburne and Colchester for the past nine years, takes over this year as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education teacher in…

State to dispossess circ land

By Jason Starr The Vermont Agency of Transportation has drafted a management plan for the right-of-way it acquired last century for a circumferential highway through Chittenden County that was only partially built. The agency is considering ways to dispossess or…

Sports

Colchester’s 11th Annual Golf Classic at Rocky Ridge

Coaches-R-Us, comprised of Bob Lehoullier, Jamie Rozzi, Mark Ciardelli and Matt Schofield, pose after winning the Colchester Athletics Booster Association annual golf classic. (Courtesy photo)

The Colchester Athletic Boosters Association raised $10,000 during its 11th annual golf classic August 2. The booster association will use these funds to purchase equiprment and uniforms for all sports, excluding football and hockey, which have their own boosters. This year’s grand prize was won by Coaches-R-Us, which took home a NASCAR package for Louden,…