Former Colchester resident indicted for wire fraud and tax evasion

News Release — U.S. Department of Justice July 19, 2017 Contact: (802) 951-6725 Fax: (802) 951-6540 Nezar Al-Bataineh, formerly of Colchester, VT, Indicted for Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Nezar Q. Al- Bataineh, age 40, a Jordanian National, has been indicted […]

Vermont family mourns military son killed in plane crash

Gunnery Sgt. Brendan Johnson enlisted in the Marines in 1994 after graduating from Johnson State College, where he earned a degree in fine arts, said his father.

Saint Michael’s Playhouse to open Vermont comedy premiere

News Release — Saint Michael’s Playhouse June 29, 2017 Contact: Chuck Tobin p: 802.654.2617 Playhouse to Open Vermont Premiere of Heartwarming Comedy Miracle on South Division Street (Colchester, Vermont) Saint Michael’s Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 5 opening of the Vermont Premiere of Tom Duzick’s heartwarming Off-Broadway comedy Miracle […]

Police investigating infant’s death in Colchester

COLCHESTER — Town police say emergency personnel responding to a call Wednesday discovered an unresponsive 7-month-old child they were not able to resuscitate. The infant was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center, according to the Colchester Police Department. Police say their initial investigation does not indicate criminal activity, but […]

Five face indictments in Colchester drug ring

The owner of Almighty Peaks Painting told a DEA agent that he started selling heroin because so many of his employees used the drug, “it was an easy way to pay them.”

Hospitals, regulators lean hard on surgical center investors

Allowing the Green Mountain Surgical Center to open would let independent doctors penetrate a market that has been exclusively controlled by hospitals.

Colchester woman killed after car struck by Amtrak train

OLCHESTER — A local woman was killed Sunday night when a car was struck by an Amtrak train at the Depot Road rail crossing, according to police. Erin Allen, 32, of Colchester, died after police said the 2008 Kia Rio crossed in front of a northbound passenger train and was pushed close to 150 feet […]

Feds make big heroin bust at Colchester business

The landlord for the property, Sen. Richard Mazza, said he was “devastated” by the news and the implications that he should have known more.

Town meeting preview: Colchester

Voters will weigh in on a series of charter changes intended to modernize city government.

Colchester police stop field testing drugs because of danger

The chief points to DEA warnings about the risk to officers from fentanyl. The state police, for their part, are being more careful but are concerned about a backlog at the testing lab.

No foul play suspected in St. Michael’s student’s death

COLCHESTER — A St. Michael’s College student was found dead early Wednesday in the Gilbrook Natural Area near the campus, school officials said. They identified the student as senior business major Jeremiah Collins, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Winooski police were called and Collins’ death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, according to a […]

Statewide tests find more PFOA at ‘very specific sites’

Statewide testing for chemicals like PFOA turned up more contamination at a three sites in Chittenden County and one in Pittsford.

Colchester shooting suspect turns himself in, pleads not guilty

BURLINGTON — The suspect in a Monday shooting in Colchester pleaded not guilty Thursday to aggravated assault and attempted second-degree murder. The Superior Court judge ordered the suspect, Patrick Bombard, held until a bail hearing later this month. Bombard, 29, is accused of shooting Travis Carl, 36, twice during an altercation at the victim’s apartment […]

Colchester shooter on the lam

olice in Colchester obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for Patrick J. Bombard, 29, of Williston, for attempted 2nd degree murder. The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s office is working with the Colchester Police Department. On Monday, Bombard allegedly shot a 36-year-old male twice at an apartment on 106 College Parkway in Colchester. The two men had […]