News

Imam Hassan to leave mosque

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Imam Islam Hassan, the first full-time leader of the Islamic Society of Vermont in Colchester, is stepping down from his post later this week for a new job in Ohio. “The environment here was very lovely. Everyone was sad that…

New officer sworn in

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“Zach, we’re excited to have you back,” town manager Dawn Francis said last Friday morning to Zachary Smith, Colchester’s newest police officer. Smith, a former Colchester dispatcher and current rescue member, pledged his oath of office at 9 a.m. Friday,…

Martell requests new lawyer

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The trial for Paul Martell, a Colchester man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy, will be delayed after a judge granted his request for a new lawyer last Thursday. Martell’s lawyer, Jasdeep Pannu, told Judge Nancy Waples he arrived…

Sports

Cannons start off strong

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  After dropping the opening game in their 2017 summer season, the Colchester Cannons stormed back with three-straight wins, including a 6-4 decision over Rutland last Sunday. They currently sit with a 3-1 record. Thomas Vesosky has sparked the Cannons’ offense through the first four games with a .714 batting average over 14 at-bats, including…

Cinderella run ends in state finals

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After a magical run to its first-ever finals that included upsets over the tournament’s No. 2 seed, the Colchester boys tennis team fell in the state championships to top-seeded South Burlington last Saturday, 6-1.  At the No. 14 seed, the Lakers were the lowest seed in state history to reach the championship round. Courtesy photos.