Colin Flanders

Plow stops burglary suspects

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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…

Colchester, Essex deny cell tower requests

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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…

Winooski man nets trafficking charge

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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…

Realty company denies harassment claims

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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…

Girls soccer falls in overtime thriller

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Eighty minutes weren’t enough. Neither were 95. Slowly, as the sun peeked through gray clouds last Saturday afternoon, the Division I girls soccer state championships neared its final moments. Defenders flicked corner kicks away from the box. Slivers of open net closed instantly by goalies’ instinct. It was a game that seemed like it’d never…

Wrestling returns to CHS

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Paging all wrestlers: Colchester High School wrestling is back in action. Two years after the sport lost its varsity status due to low participation, the Colchester youth wresling program is putting the team on its back, funding the varsity team’s first season with the district building it into its budget in the coming years, Lavoie…