New State Law Regarding Use of Portable E-Devices, Film Screening, and Town Government Update

  1. Interested in learning more about polio? On Wednesday, January 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Burnham Memorial Library will host a showing of the HBO documentary The Final Inch, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colchester-Milton; the film is about the efforts to eliminate polio worldwide. After the film, Dr. Alicia Jacobs, MD, will speak about polio and the importance of vaccines. Refreshments will be served.
  2. Did you know that a new law restricting the use of portable electronic devices in a work zone took effect in Vermont on January 1, 2014?The new law makes it illegal for a driver of any vehicle to use any handheld electronic device—like a cell phone, portable music player, GPS, tablet, and the like—unless the driver is utilizing a hands-free feature. (There is an exception to the use of a cell phone when it is necessary to communicate with the police or emergency services personnel under emergency circumstances.)The penalty for the first offense is 2 points and a waiver fine of $230. Second and subsequent offenses are 5 points and a fine of $479. (To access the Waiver Penalty Schedule outlining the penalties, please click here.)

    To read the law, please click here.

    For more information, please call Colchester Police Department at (802) 264-5556.

  3. Finally, if you would like to know more about what has been going on within the various departments of your town government, please click here to view the Town of Colchester’s update for the week ending January 24, 2014.

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