Month: July 2012

Wednesday, June 20 – Wednesday, July 4

Wednesday, June 20 – Wednesday, July 4 TICKETS 10 Speeding 4 Driving with license suspended (civil) 2 Uninsured vehicles 1 Failure to use child restraints 1 Junior operator violation 1 Misuse of plates 1 Vehicle turning left 1 Violation of interstate highway regulations ARRESTS 4 Credit card fraud 3 Driving with license suspended (criminal) 3 Larcenies to vehicles 2 Vandalism 1 Aggravated sexual assault 1 Attempting to elude 1 Domestic assault 1 First degree aggravated domestic assault 1 Impeding police 1 Negligent operation 1 Possession of malt beverage 1 Possession of marijuana 1 Possession of stolen property 1 Resisting...

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Thefts from vehicles, fraud solved

A Milton and Colchester police investigation into numerous thefts from vehicles culminated in two arrests last week, Detective Cpl. Paul Locke said. Milton police charged Michael Prescott, 47, and Ricky Shortsleeve, 44, both of Milton with larceny to vehicles, unlawful mischief and two counts of credit card fraud each on July 3. The men were taken into custody and lodged at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. They answered to the misdemeanor charges on Tuesday, July 10 at Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division. Police were led to the alleged thieves after a woman reported that someone broke her car window...

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Young instrumentalist plays with pros in Austria

Ethan Bourdeau’s first trip outside North America wasn’t to soak in the sun in Rio, nor to take in the history of Rome. Instead, Bourdeau traveled to Linz, Austria to compete in the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference for the title of best young euphonium player in the world. Though Bourdeau didn’t place in the Young Solo Artist – Euphonium Division, being selected as one of 10 semi-finalists and being invited to attend the prestigious conference was prize enough. “Just getting to perform in front of these people, regardless of how well I do, is just going to make...

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Rene’s changes hands

The 11 ½–year manager was busy helping customers, often two or three at once, just before lunchtime on June 22. She chatted with them about gas prices, classes they were taking and more. She cashed them out saying, “Take care, kid,” no matter the customer’s age. “I feel like I’m leaving all my family members,” Millette said between helping a handicapped driver pump gas, stamping coffee club cards and bestowing longtime customers with hugs. Jackie Bilodeau, who owned the gas-and-grocery for 34 years, sold Rene’s to Essex resident Vishal Saini and his cousin, Saveta, on June 14. The store,...

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$4.6M project could be on school ballot

The Milton School Board hasn’t voted yet, but its members seem to agree that a $4.6 million renovation of the high school cafeteria and locker rooms are necessary. The item, if given final approval, would head for the November ballot. The board previously shot down proposals in January; board Chairman Doug Stout called them “too rich” and asked architects Black River Design to come back with a trimmer budget.  Since then, the price tag has increased by more than $1 million. About $300,000 of that increase is to fix the cafeteria roof; according to Business Manager Don Johnson, the...

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