Author: Colin Flanders

Girls hockey drops tough road contest

The Burlington/Colchester girls hockey team dropped a nailbiting 3-2 contest against host Essex last Saturday. The SeaLakers streaked ahead behind goals from Brooke Barrows and Elise Scoresom, who propelled the squad into the third period with a 2-1 lead. The Hornets wouldn’t relent, however, pouncing back for two goals in the final frame, capped by Maddy Young’s game winner with just under 10 minutes remaining. Meghan Lehouiller and Madison Chagnon assisted the SeaLakers’ goals, while Jenna Blondin turned away an impressive 37 shots. Three days prior, Burlington/Colchester found success against Burr and Burton to the tune of a 5-1 victory. The...

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Plow stops burglary suspects

The two men who led Vermont State Police on a high-speed chase only to be stopped by state snowplows have been connected to burglaries in Colchester, police said. On December 8, troopers were pursuing Jeremiah Sadler, 25, of Barre City and Kyle Larrabee, 23, of Washington, who were wanted on outstanding warrants. VSP located a Honda Civic at the Dunkin Donuts near Exit 12 in Williston, identifying Sadler as the driver, the news release said. As the trooper approached, Sadler drove forward and hit him with the left front end of the vehicle. Sadler then sped off toward Taft...

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Colchester, Essex deny cell tower requests

The Essex Jct. Board of Trustees unanimously denied a California company’s request to place a cell pole in the village’s right-of-way. Mobilitie, which describes itself as the “largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States,” requested to build a 120-foot pole with a 3-foot base on Pearl Street in the village. “That’s the dumbest place I’ve ever seen for anything to be built,” trustee Elaine Sopchak said during the Nov. 22 meeting. Joint municipal manager Pat Scheidel recommended the trustees deny the proposal, asserting in a memo the pole’s height is “totally out of context” with the surrounding properties....

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Winooski man nets trafficking charge

A Winooski man is denying three felony charges after police say he sexually assaulted and kidnapped a 28-year-old woman before forcing her into prostitution. Myron Bullock, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and human trafficking in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington last week. Following the hearing, Judge Nancy Waples ordered he be held without bail. Police say Bullock met the victim via Backpage.com, a classified advertising site akin to Craigslist. In August, he held her against her will for over 24 hours, during which time he sexually assaulted her multiple times at a Winooski home....

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Realty company denies harassment claims

A Colchester-based real estate company officially denied all allegations of sexual harassment, invasion of privacy and discrimination made by a former CEO, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court this week. The lawsuit, filed last month, alleges Hergenrother Green Mountain Properties, the parent company of Keller Williams Vermont, fired 27-year-old Chelsea Locke for lying about her relationship with an affiliated independent contractor despite no policy prohibiting such relationships. Locke alleges KW Vermont invaded her privacy by asking about the relationship and treated her differently than past employees based on her age and gender. Yet in the Nov. 16...

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