Author: Colin Flanders

Nordic skiing takes part in freestyle event

The Colchester boys and girls Nordic skiing teams took part in a freestyle event hosted by Essex last Saturday. Both Lakers teams placed fifth. Myla Jacobs led the way for the girls squad, racing to a time of 21 seconds, just 1 second off the leader. followed by Alicia Tebeau-Sherry (20th), Alex Aley (26th), Amber Sicard (24th), Margaret Chase (32nd) and Amelia Casidy (33rd). Meanwhile, for the boys team, Aidan Connors placed 13th, followed by Jordan Bell (18th), Niikoli Holly (22nd), Alex Frank (25) and Isaac Racine (29th), Kristian Labrie (33rd) and Jack Moore (34th). They’ll next take part...

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Colchester native earns conference honors

A Colchester native earned the Northeast-10 Conference’s Swimmer of the Week honors last week. Lindsay McNall, a senior at St. Michael’s College, won four times over six events last weekend while clocking a trio of top-three times in the conference this winter, including the fastest 100-yard backstroke. She leads the team this winter in total wins with 23, individual wins with 12 and relay victories with 11. Last weekend’s results pushed her career win total to 98 across solo and relay events. Sixty-five of those wins have come during individual races, while she’s combined with 17 different women to...

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If there’s a Will, there’s a way

Since he began at St. Michael’s College in 1984, professor Will Marquess has started each class with a quote. Sometimes it’s a joke, or a poem, or simply Virginia Woolf’s musings on happiness — “the full use of the faculties.” It began mostly as an exercise of composure; classes start not by fumbling papers but rather with a performance of language, borne from days as a younger, more nervous professor. He was 30 back then and admittedly more mobile, darting from desk to chalkboard and back again. He wore ties to class, a small way to show who was...

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Mattress causes two crashes

A loose mattress caused a pair of crashes on Interstate 89 on Tuesday morning, a news release said. Vermont State Police say they received a call at about 7:20 a.m. reporting a mattress in the roadway near mile marker 90 southbound. Traffic backed up as vehicles tried to avoid the mattress, leading to a pair of rear-end crashes, police said. Police say 53-year-old Marcus Mudgett of St. Albans struck the back of a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Sheena Rice, 32, of Colchester. In a separate incident, Kyle Demar, 30, of Milton hit the back of a vehicle driven...

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