Colin Flanders

Funatics back at it

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The Colchester Funatics filed into Airport Park this month for their fourth annual three-day pickle ball tournament. Marilyn Tofani set in motion the Colchester-based 50-and-over pickleball club with the help of part-time Colchester resident Wayne Davis. This year, the 50-and-over club raised $180 for the Colchester Recreation Department while fielding 39 players across six divisions.…

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 in court believing his client would be withdrawing the motion. “Now seeing him today ……

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…

Police: No ‘criminal activity’ in death of 7-month-old

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Police said today their initial investigation into the death of a 7-month-old infant in Colchester on Wednesday shows no indication of criminal activity. Police and Colchester Rescue responded to a report of an unresponsive child at a private residence on Richfield Lane around 10:30 a.m. yesterday. Rescue transported the infant to the University of Vermont Medical Center,…