Posted on: December 20, 2016

Elected Positions on the Ballot

There will be a number of positions up for election on the ballot in March 2017, including positions on the selectboard and school board, a library trustee, moderator, and lister. To see the full slate of positions, or find out how to run for office, see ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Pre-Sale Winter Carnival Bracelets Now Available

34th Annual Colchester Winter Carnival bracelets are now available for purchase at: Colchester Parks & Recreation, Biben's Lakeshore ACE Hardware, Dick Mazza's General Store, and the Burnham Memorial Library.  Event schedules are also availab...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Chief Morrison Sings at Governor Scott Inauguration

If you haven't heard, our own Chief Morrison sang at yesterday's inauguration of Governor Phil Scott. We are honored by her involvement in the event! You can see the video at our Accolades and Awards page.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Message of the Week (1/4)

Happy New Year!

With the end of a year it is traditional to look back at what we’ve accomplished and to look forward to our goals for the coming year. The Town of Colchester has many long-term projects that span years, even to decades, for comple...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Proposed Charter Changes

Colchester Charter was enacted in 1969, which is similar to a Town Constitution and approved by the State Legislature.

  • In 2014, a comprehensive review of the Charter by the Governance Committee was made to update irrelevant officers, antiquated languag...
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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Message of the Week (12/21)

'Tis the Season

With the holidays upon us, many of us remember our favorite charities on our gift lists. Town of Colchester employees enjoy giving back to the community as well, and contributed to several local charities this year:

  • Colchester CanSur-vive: O...
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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Message of the Week (12/14)

FY 2018 Draft Budget

Aaron Frank, Deputy Town Manager/CFO

The proposed FY 18 budget maintains our current level of service while recognizing we have had an increase in service demands and operational costs caused by slow, steady growth over the past decade....

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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: 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: January 20, 2017

Tip of the Week (1/16/17): Tips for Each Grade Level

Based on observations at Saturday's games, here are a few items each team could tweak to improve play...

This is a long one, but focuses on each grade level for points that would be good to work for each team:

Grades 1-2 Teams

  • Dribbling with eyes up- I noticed a lot of our players this week dribbling without a purpose. They dribbled to move, but they kept thei...
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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Tip of the Week (12/19/16): Keep Things Simple

Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will become the focus of every practice and game and help keep things simple.

Keep Things Simple-  In youth sports, it is easy as a coach to over prepare and make things more complicated then needed. With youth in sports, who are just starting out with a sport or starting to understand basic concepts in the sport, it is import...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Tip of the Week (12/12/16): What to focus on at practice?

How do I know what to focus on during practices? A 5-minute scrimmage at the end of practice can tell you a lot about what to focus on in future practices. Read on for tips on what to look for!

How do I know what to focus on in practice? – Towards the end of practice, let your team scrimmage for 5 minutes. Watch the players with the ball, and the players without the ball. Take down mental or physical notes during it to see where y...

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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: January 13, 2017

Pre-Sale Winter Carnival Bracelets Now Available

Avoid the lines at the information booth and buy your admission bracelet early! Winter Carnival bracelets are now available for $7.00 per bracelet (ages 2 and Under enter for FREE).

34th Annual Colchester Winter Carnival bracelets are now available for purchase at: Colchester Parks & Recreation, Biben's Lakeshore ACE Hardware, Dick Mazza's General Store, and the Burnham Memorial Library.  Event schedule...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

GreenPlay Final Report now posted on website

GreenPlay's final report for Colchester's Community Recreation Center & Bayside Park Needs Assessment and Master Plan is now available on the Parks & Recreation Webpage under "Parks > Future Projects."

GreenPlay's report is the culmination of over a year's worth of research and planning for the future of parks & recreation in the Colchester community.  This final report is a detailed analysis and phased approach to transfo...

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Read the report on the "Future Projects" pag

Posted on: December 20, 2016

Supplement 40 to the Colchester Zoning Regulations

On Tuesday, January 24th the Colchester Select Board will hold a first reading of S40 of the Colchester Zoning Regulations.  For a full description of the proposed changes click here.  For the Planning Commission hearing warning giving a bul...

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