Posted on: December 8, 2016

Message of the Week (12/7)

A winter weather event arrived on Monday, December 5th with the forecast predicting 1-3” over the course of the day. As morning traffic snarled, commuters wondered why they saw no snowplows and some perceived this as a lack preparation on the Town’s part....

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Cyanobacteria Found Near Spaulding East Shore

The town has received word that Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom was detected in Malletts Bay on November 30 - specifically, in the vicinity of Spaulding East Shore. Despite the time of year, it is still important to keep people and dogs from enteri...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Message of the Week (11/30)

Drawing Millennials to Public ServiceDawn Francis, Town Manager

The City Manager of South Burlington and I were asked to meet with the Burlington Young Professionals group on the topic of how we might attract millennials to local government as a career cho...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Message of the Week (11/23)

A Warm Message of Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving draws near we pause to contemplate the people and things in our lives for which we are grateful. There is so much bounty and so many people here in the Town of Colchester for which we owe our gratitude, includ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Message of the Week (11/14)


Buy Local
Small Business Saturday: November 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday was created as a response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. Held during the beginning of the holiday season and falling between Black Friday and C...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Message of the Week (11/9)

The Town of Colchester mourns the passing of another resident who was dedicated to Town service.

Richard “Dick” Paquette, a pillar of our community, recently passed away. Dick epitomized volunteerism and service to the Town: he was a member of the Col...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Message of the Week (11/2)

Colchester Continues to Improve Infrastructure through Grants & Capital Plans

Grant Money Awarded

The Town of Colchester has recently been awarded an additional $179,500 from a federal grant through the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program for a new ...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

Message of the Week (10/26)

Message of the Week
For the week ending October 28, 2016

The Town of Colchester staff and many residents were saddened this month by the recent passing of Joyce Sweeney, a long time public servant and dedicated community volunteer with a notable histo...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Message of the Week (10/19)

In our fast-paced world most of us use “snail mail” much less frequently than we once did. There are some things, however, that still must be sent via the U.S. Postal Service. With the election and tax payments coming up in November, we want to remind our...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Message of the Week (10/12)

Foliage at Bayside Park

Every Picture Tells a Story

As residents of Colchester we are surrounded by beauty in our town. From parks to ponds, bays to ball fields, and hiking trails to biking trails, we have great scenery all around us. Why not capture those vistas with a phot...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Unofficial Primary Results

You can read the unofficial results for the Aug. 9 primary (PDF format). Democratic results are on page one, Republican on page two, and Progressive on page three.

Unofficial Results
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Digital Colchester - Land Records Available Online

The Town Clerk's Office, Planning & Zoning Dept, and Assessor's Office have been hard at work digitizing land records to make them available online 24/7. Your Town is dedicated to becoming a "digital community" by finding ways to make resear...Read on...

Press Release
Posted on: March 2, 2016

Election Results - March 1, 2016

We've posted unofficial results for the March 1, 2016 election, including Town Meeting and Republican and Democratic primaries. Please click the link below (PDF format).

Unofficial Election Results (PDF)

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Tip of the Week (12/5/16): Communication & Respect

Read on for tips on keeping post-game analyses positive and being a role model for young athletes.

Communication - Have a team meeting to start the first practice of the season, or as soon as possible thereafter. Limit your post-game analysis to positive things that occurred in the game and deal with what went wrong by establishing a specific goal...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Talent Show Entry Forms now available!

Entry forms for Colchester's Got Talent 2017 are now available on the Winter Carnival event page.

Colchester's Got Talent: Friday, February 3, 2017

Auditions: Thursday & Friday, January 19 & 20, 2017

Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, January 18 @ noon

Colchester's biggest acts will be showcased in the newly renovated Performing Arts Center at Co...

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Winter Carnival Event Page...

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Town Plan Amendments

On Tuesday, December 13th and January 10th at 6:40PM in the Outer Bay Conference Room at the Town Offices, the Select Board will hold hearings on amendments to the Town Plan.

Full Text of Proposed Plan Amendments