Author: Colin Flanders

Hazelett demolishes motel

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 for the first time since the 1960s, when then-owner Sam Tash tore replaced cottages with the Tash Motel. Hazelett purchased the hotel in 1972, changed its name and ran the operation until the turn of the century. The motel sat mostly vacant since then...

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Cauchon nets two in Johnson debut

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 in the 18th minute to push the lead to 4. Cauchon is joined on Johnson State by fellow CHS grad Michaela Brodeur, who’s in her first season with the Badgers and recorded two shots on goal in the contest. Johnson traveled to Norwich on...

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Colchester woman cited for DUI while kids in car

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 vehicle she hit, police said. Police took Oldinski into custody after she showed signs of alcohol impairment, a news release said. Her two children, ages 3 and 6, were in the car at the time but were not injured. They were released to a...

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Funatics back at it

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. Results: Women’s A division: Mary Morehouse and Libby Corran, winners Kim Holmes and Becky Davis runners-up Women’s B division: Gabe Hammond and Jeanne Welch Pearl Bittner and Ann Lanzet, runners-up Men’s A Division: Jim LeClair and Ron McLean, winners Dick Martell and Jim Tomczak,...

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