Month: October 2014

Monster Mile enlivens village

If last year’s dreary downpour was unforgettable, Miltonians will remember the spot of sunshine that graced this year’s Monster Mile on Main Street that came after a week of rain. Halloween-costumed participants came out in numbers on Saturday to support the Milton Independent’s second annual Monster Mile, a fun run/walk/stroll to benefit the Milton Recreation Summer Camp Scholarship Fund that helps all kids experience the joy of camp, no matter the cost. The total donation is being calculated and will be announced in an upcoming issue of the paper. Last year’s inaugural race gleaned $1,000 for the Milton Family...

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‘A dream weekend’

Zack Roy is sure to never forget his first New England Patriots game last Sunday. After all, sitting in his premium seats at Gillette Stadium, he overlooked the spot where merely 24 hours earlier, he played pass with his favorite quarterback, Tom Brady. The once-in-a-lifetime meeting was Zack’s Make-A-Wish, fulfilled by the Vermont organization on October 25. Zack and his family from Milton were sent on a limo-chauffeured, all expenses paid weekend in Foxborough to meet not just Brady but the entire Patriots team. “It was amazing,” Zack’s dad Rob Roy said, a Patriots fan in his own right....

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Board to hire investigator next month

The Milton School Board will set a special meeting early next month and identify a candidate to investigate policy and procedure breaches in the district’s handling of hazing and assault, members agreed Monday night. Board members will invite the two potentials – Dan Troidl and Lynn Vera – for executive session interviews, tentatively on November 6, board member Karen LaFond said. Because a board quorum could be present, the board will formally warn the meeting after LaFond confirms whether absent board member Eric Houghton and the applicants are all available, she said. Board Chairwoman Mary Knight said she isn’t...

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Up, up and away

Standing in a woven wicker basket nearly 2,700 feet off the ground is a good way to gain some perspective. Everything is small – swimming pools, parking lots, highways. More than half a mile above the earth, you quickly realize how little separates you from freefalling past the oak trees you glide over, through the sharp wind that whips your face as you take in the vistas. On a gray October evening threatening rain, Milton residents Ron Miller and Bernadette Murray floated over their town in a giant rainbow hot air balloon called “Yes, Dear.” Piloted by Ken Levesque...

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Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Tuesday, Oct. 21

WRITTEN WARNINGS 45 TICKETS 2 Driving with suspended license 2 Speeding 1 Limitations on passing 1 Passenger restrictions 1 Uninsured vehicle ARRESTS 1 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 Violation of release conditions TOTAL CALLS 180 10/15, 8:02 a.m., Assist K9, Herrick Ave. Officer Jason Porter and Cpl. Scott Philbrook conducted a drug sweep at Milton Elementary and Middle School with K9 Hatchi, who alerted to several lockers. A list was forwarded to the school administration. 10/15, 12:51 p.m., Cruelty to Animals, Lawnwood Dr. A woman called with concerns that her sister’s neighbors were neglecting their cats, not feeding...

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