Imam Hassan to leave mosque


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


“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


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…


Cannons start off strong


  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


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.