Colin Flanders

Hazelett demolishes motel

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After demolishing the vacant motel across from its Lakeshore Dr. property, Hazelett Corporations is weighing its potential redevelopment options, company officials say, with the hope of finalizing a plan for the former Beach and Boat Motel property by next building season. Last Friday, a lone backhoe crunched through the motel’s roof, methodically clearing the lot…

Cauchon nets two in Johnson debut

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Colchester High School alum Kelsey Cauchon cruised in her debut with Johnson State, netting a pair of goals within an 8-minute stretch to help the Badgers roll to a 9-0 season opener win over Vermont Tech. Cauchon, a former CHS soccer player, scored just 12 minutes into last Friday’s game. She followed that with another…

Colchester woman cited for DUI while kids in car

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Burlington police arrested a Colchester woman for driving under the influence after she crashed her vehicle and left the scene with her two children in tow. Rachel Oldinski, 35, was traveling southbound on North Avenue when she rear-ended a vehicle in traffic. She then left the scene, eventually stopping after she was followed by the…

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 ……