Month: October 2010

‘Young writers’ recognized for work

Two Milton High School seniors were recognized for their creative writing this month when their work was published by the Young Writers Project, a Winooski-based nonprofit that encourages youth to write and hones their writing skills. Maggie Sullivan and Baily Crawford’s pieces were culled from 8,000 submissions this year and printed in the Project’s second anthology. Founder Geoffrey Gevalt said that Sullivan and Crawford’s pieces were “quite revealing about the teen experience.” Sullivan’s poem, “The Fire,” takes on bullying: In describing how bullies “push and poke and prod and point,” Sullivan repeats the refrain, “I am embarrassed for them.”...

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Barrows, Turner resign from Selectboard

The Selectboard will hold a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 4 to accept and discuss Randy Barrows’ and Jeff Turner’s recent resignations from the board. Barrows and Turner informed the town manager’s office they would resign their positions “effective immediately” on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The separate phone calls came in that day between 2 and 2:30 p.m., according to a town press release. Barrows and Turner both submitted a letter of resignation, received by the town manager’s office on November 1 and October 28, respectively. Barrows’ three-sentence letter said he’s leaving after “eight months of frustration.” The Town Meeting Day...

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Charlebois supports cancer research by painting truck and coach pink

R. R. Charlebois, Inc., one of Milton’s newest businesses along Route 7, is showing its support for breast cancer research in a big way – literally. The company recently painted a trash hauler and motor coach pink, the color generally associated with breast cancer awareness. South Burlington-based Myers Container bought a new trash hauler from Charlebois, but instead of its usual red-and-white motif, owner Jeff Myers wanted to go pink. Every time a customer signs up and mentions the pink truck (or matching pink trash totes), the first month’s bill goes directly to Making Strides, the American Cancer Society’s...

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Selectboard appoints dog nuisance committee members

The Selectboard appointed five members to the newly formed Ad Hoc Dog Nuisance Committee at its meeting Monday, Oct. 25. The motion passed 3-0 to appoint residents Patrick Duffy, Lynda Battistoni, Al Wasilewski, Peter Lavallee and Linda Shiffler to the committee that has 60 days to recommend the Selectboard adopt a revised dog-barking ordinance or to maintain the status quo. Board members Jeff Turner and Randy Barrows were not present at the meeting. At the meeting, each applicant discussed why he or she applied to the committee. Duffy, a 65-year resident of town, said his main concern is that...

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What’s on the Nov. 2 ballot

The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 2 this year, and voters will cast their ballots for candidates of numerous offices. Up for election are one U.S. senator and representative seat, along with offices for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, secretary of state, auditor, attorney general, probate and assistant judge, state’s attorney, sheriff, high bailiff and justices of the peace. Voters can also choose up to six state senators for Chittenden County and two state representatives for each of Milton’s districts. Running in Chittenden-9 are incumbent Republicans Don Turner, Jr. and Ron Hubert, along with Democrats Reg Godin and Todd...

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