Author: Colin Flanders

Bombard takes plea deal in shooting case

A Williston man accused in a Colchester shooting last March has accepted a plea deal, according to Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George. Patrick Bombard, 30, has been held without bail for over a year after police say he shot Colchester resident Travis Carl in his College Parkway residence. Bombard originally denied charges of second-degree attempted murder and aggravated assault. Last week, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge, George said in an email. She expects the court to impose a four- to eight-year sentence at his next court date in July. The altercation stemmed from a drug debt...

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St. Michael’s president to leave college in 2018

St. Michael’s College president John J. Neuhauser announced plans to leave the college in June 2018, according to a news release. Neuhauser, the college’s 16th president in his 10th year with the school, revealed his upcoming departure in a memo to the college community last Friday. “This is a special place charged with assisting in the formation of those young adults who spend but a few short years with us,” Neuhauser wrote. “I know that for each of you this is more than work; it is a vocation with the full commitment that this implies. “ In the news...

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One for the books

Perry becomes winningest CHS baseball coach with No. 116 The Colchester baseball team etched itself into the record books last week, picking up head coach Tom Perry’s 116th career win to make him the winningest Colchester High School baseball coach in the school’s history. Perry, who is in his 10th season with the team, led the Lakers to another win last Saturday and now owns a 117-55 record, surpassing former coach David Saddlemire’s 115 wins. Perry said he has great respect for Saddlemire, whom he coached with for a year and for whom the CHS field is named. “I’m...

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Magoon grand slam lifts Lakers over rival Essex

After a back-and-forth game that saw no scoring until the final pitch,  Colchester stormed the diamond to await Riley Magoon, who launched a walk-off grand slam, closing the door on visiting Essex and handing the Lakers a 4-0 win May 11. Colchester’s Alli Sheets had herself a gem, tempering the Hornets’ offense with 12 strikeouts while allowing just one hit. The win revenges a pair of close loses at the hands of Essex last year, including a heartbreaking 8-6 loss in the semifinals, and marks the Lakers’ third-straight, moving them to 9-1 on the season. They hosted Spaulding and...

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