Month: May 2014

Georgia crash sends 2 to hospital

A car crash at a Georgia intersection sent two drivers to the hospital Wednesday morning. Vermont State Police said Rachel Rowe, 17, sustained internal injuries after she pulled onto Route 7 from Plains Road, colliding with a 2010 Jeep Wrangler traveling south, driven by Kristy Jankowski, 40. The crash occurred right in front of the ABC Store at 7:45 a.m. May 28. Fire Chief Keith Baker said it took crews 11 minutes to safely extricate Rowe by removing the roof of her 2002 Honda Accord. Georgia First Response was on scene for about an hour, Baker said. Both drivers were...

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GEMS’ third revote set for June 3

After two failed votes, Georgia’s fiscal year 2015 school budget will have another chance at the polls on Tuesday, June 3. The latest round of cuts, unanimously approved by the school board at its May 6 meeting, lowered the $12.8 million plan to a 1.93 percent increase over the FY14 budget. The new budget includes more than $160,000 in reductions from the last proposal, which failed by 24 votes on April 17. A $20,000 chunk of the savings comes from the recent announcement of longtime GEMS teacher Carol Frechette’s retirement. Other cuts were made by eliminating a para-educator, a...

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Treatment plant opens its doors

We all flush the toilet, but who among us actually knows what happens afterward? Milton’s wastewater crew showed the public just that last week as one of nine treatment plants participating in the inaugural Water Quality Day on Friday, May 23, sponsored by the Green Mountain Water Environment Association. The department extended visiting hours on Saturday, welcoming more than 30 guests overall, Superintendent Nathan Lavallee said. Visitors trickled in to the Lamoille Terrance plant as the rain poured on Friday. Operator Will Sanderson explained how everything flushed through the sewer system ends up there, where it first flows through...

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Farmers’ market on the move

The Milton Farmers’ Market will find another new home this summer, next to the local Hannaford. Customers can also use debit and EBT cards this year, among other coupon programs, said Katie Combs, program director at Milton Community Youth Coalition, which organizes the market. The new market opens Thursday, June 5 on the lawn between Hannaford and the new Aubuchon store. After being hosted at the Milton Grange for years, the market moved to Milton High School last summer, but that locale didn’t afford the desired foot traffic, Combs said. MCYC contacted plaza owner Ernie Pomerleau, who was happy...

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Sinkhole snarls morning traffic

Lab results will confirm, but Vermont Agency of Transportation officials are nearly certain that a failed culvert caused last week’s sinkhole on Interstate 89 south in Milton. Ernie Patnoe, VTRANS transportation general maintenance manager in the region, said technicians bored holes into the trouble spot at mile marker 104 and found no further voids like the one that caused a 2-foot depression in the roadway between Georgia and Milton on Thursday, May 22. Vermont State Police reported the hole, which formed near the centerline, around 6 a.m. that day. The left passing lane was closed until 1 p.m. as...

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