Named one of the Top Places to Live in Vermont by Money Magazine, Colchester welcomes anybody and everybody who aspires to be a part of the community. Many public events are held each season for fun or a good cause. Typically, Colchester residents can be seen supporting local businesses and farmers by buying local.
Stories About Colchester
One Colchester couple always picks up any litter they see when they take their daily walks through Airport Park, leading the Selectboard to recognize them last year for helping to keep Colchester beautiful.
Around Christmas 2017, a family dog named Thor was a victim of a hit and run. On Christmas Day, while looking for the dog, one of the owners fell down an embankment and broke several bones. After the Colchester Technical Rescue Team, Colchester Fire Department, and Saint Michael’s Fire Department left their family gatherings to assist in the recovery of the owner, word got out about the dog. On Christmas Day, residents volunteered to set up search parties and post flyers while the owners were in the hospital. After 12 days of searching, the dog was found by a resident.
Pam Loranger was named the 2017 Vermont Citizen Planner of the Year for her work in the Conservation Commission, Governance Committee, Historical Society, Cemetery Advisory Committee, Colchester in Bloom, Green Up Day, Malletts Bay Initiative, Community Center Initiative, and Stormwater Advisory Committee. She is also the Chairwoman of the Planning Commission.