Author: Colin Flanders

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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Martell requests new lawyer

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 … I’m not sure of Mr. Martell’s status anymore,” Pannu said. Waples asked Martell if there was a breakdown in communication with his lawyer. “There seems to be,” Martell said. He then stood, his hands shackled tightly behind his gray shirt, before explaining he’s only...

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