Author: Colin Flanders

Cobras stacking trophies ahead of Battle at the Bay

It’s been a busy, busy month for the Colchester Cobras. They began the Vermont youth wrestling season March 4 in Springfield at the annual Schweitzer Memorial tournament. Brody Coppings, Nick Forguites, Sawyer Prouty, Cameron Katon and Noah Quigley hauled in first-place medals, while Shea Prouty, Jaden Coppins and Graham Resmer took third. Tanner Prouty, Cruz Haran and Hunter Gauthier rounded out the day in fourth-place. Meanwhile, Cahota Lafond hit the road to earn a second-place trophy at the King of the Mat tournament in Saco, Maine. A week later, Sawyer Prouty, Nick Forguites, Ivy Resmer, Michael Guinee, Hunter Gauthier, Cam...

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St. Mike’s professor celebrates celestial discovery

Standing alone in the control room of a telescope in Hawaii, St. Michael’s professor John O’Meara knew excitement was afoot. You see, astrophysics is a small community, and while on a teleconference with contemporaries from across the science world, it’s hard to keep good news hidden for long. It’s also not every day the head of science at NASA holds a news conference. Then again, it’s not every day astronomers find planets that could potentially harbor life. But as they say, the stars aligned last week when NASA announced researchers found seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting Trappist-1, a tiny...

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Lakers steal one in double OT

The Colchester boys basketball squad stopped a two-game skid in dramatic fashion after a Stephen Emmons’ bucket in double overtime catapulted the Lakers toward their seventh win of the season, downing North Country 57-55 on Monday. The Lakers fell behind early, heading into halftime with a 27-20 defecit. They’d find a spark in the third, however, mounting a 13-point run to take the lead. After a thrilling fourth quarter and overtime period, Emmons hit a floater to take the lead with mere seconds remaining. Matt Hesford led the Lakers with 14 points, followed by Shane Grant’s 13, Thomas Meadow’s...

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Home bakery is couple’s labor of love

Twice a month, David Glass makes a four-hour trek to Bloomfield, Conn., where he meets his brother at a Japanese restaurant for lunch before heading out to the parking lot. To the average passerby, it might look like Glass is running a drug operation from the trunk of his silver Toyota Matrix. He often has a dozen people in line, rain or shine. But instead of illicit substances, Glass is just selling baked goods. One by one, he hands over his confections — a roster of various sweets led by a handful renowned cakes — to loyal customers, many...

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Cobras hit trifecta over weekend

The Colchester Cobras hit the road last week, stopping in for four wrestling tournaments throughout the state and beyond. Jordan Lavoie, Cam Katon, Keegan Vance, Nick Forguites, Cahota Lafond and Sawyer Prouty fought their way to first and second place trophies during a pit stop in Saratoga Springs. Meanwhile, Hunter Gauthier represented the Cobras up north, taking first and second place in the Northeast Kingdom’s Python Tournament. Noah Quigley added to the success with a four-for-four pin day at Vergennes High School, dominating his weight bracket en route to a first-place finish. Sunday found much of the same during...

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