Author: Colin Flanders

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

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, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, the news release said. Police have since identified the infant as Lincoln Soons of Burlington. The cause and manner of Soons’ death are pending further medical testing. Police say they contacted the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, per protocol...

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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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