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Georgia's lakefront, including off Bingham Shore Road, bloomed with toxic algae on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Photo by Emerson Lynn)

Muddy waters

On a Monday visit to Georgia Beach, the sun shimmered upon Lake Champlain. A boat eased off the dock, and waves lapped softly on the shore. You might never know there were toxins in these waters as recently as last …  Read more

FairPoint workers picket near the Milton garage on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Photo by Debbie Hathaway)

FairPoint union holds picket

Editor’s note: Since this story went to press on Tuesday, Aug. 26, FairPoint has decided to implement its last proposed contract “because it sees no likelihood of agreement given the union’s bargaining position,” it announced on Thursday. Today, the unions …  Read more


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Hiram Paradee, 84, of St. Albans, shows off his second place trophy from the 2014 World Series of Horseshoes. (Photo by Joel Lehman)

Horseshoe wizard

With hands caked in wet clay and his Red Sox hat slightly askew, Hiram Paradee bends at the knee and launches a horseshoe at a metal stake 30 feet away. On most Monday and Tuesday nights during the summer, Paradee …  Read more

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Running free

While the last two years saw rainfall during Milton’s Freedom 5K, this year’s race was held under hot, cloudless skies on Saturday, June 28. Notwithstanding the conditions, a field of 110 runners and walkers completed the 12th edition of this …  Read more


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Rachel Lavallee
Grade 11
Age 17

Rachel Lavallee

Service Learning Coordinator Lynne Manley chose Rachel for this honor because her service project, working with the middle school drama group, was a direct extension of Rachel’s passion for theater. Q: How do you serve the community? A: I love …  Read more

Jonessa Rock
Grade 10
Age 15

Jonessa Rock

Lynne Manley, MHS service learning coordinator, picked Jonessa for her work with Milton’s Recreation Department. “Jonessa has been a wonderful help over the past year with Milton’s 250th Birthday Celebration, National Night Out, Pumpkins in the Park, Winter Festival, Babysitter …  Read more


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