Month: January 2015

Chilly cheer

Milton may be spared the worst of the blizzard that blanketed the northeast, but any Vermonter knows winter here is more than a season – it’s practically a lifestyle. Milton Recreation will celebrate that with food, fun and games at the seventh annual Winter Festival on Friday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 15. “We had the most people ever [last year],” Rec Coordinator Kym Duchesneau said. “It was amazing, so we’re hoping for that again.” Planning for this year’s weekend of wintry merriment has been in the works since last year’s festival wrapped up, Duchesneau said. New activities and...

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So long, farewell

Town and state officials gathered to bid adieu to departing town manager Brian Palaia on Monday, Jan. 26, where he received several keepsakes, including a framed shot of Milton by local photographer Betsy Finstad and wooden art by Milton Artists Guild members. Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott both penned letters to Palaia, thanking him for his service to the town. “Throughout your tenure, you took on many challenges and worked tirelessly for the town of Milton,” Shumlin wrote, citing education spending reform and bus service to Milton among Palaia’s achievements. “You will be missed by all...

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Wednesday, Jan. 14 – Tuesday, Jan. 20

WRITTEN WARNINGS 41 TICKETS 3 Driving with suspended license 2 Uninspected vehicles 1 Failure to stop at stop sign 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Speeding  ARRESTS 1 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 DUI, 1st offense 1 Violation of release conditions TOTAL CALLS 161 1/14, 8:30 a.m., Assist Motorist, Catamount Dr. While he was working the FairPoint detail, Officer Ed Larente was approached by a woman having car trouble. He assisted her with calling a tow truck. 1/14, 11:31 a.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Deer Run Officer Kendra Raymond received a call about a Ford Focus doing...

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GMP seeks nominees for Zetterstrom Award

Green Mountain Power is seeking nominations for the 2015 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award, named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom. The GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award is presented annually to the person, business, group or non-profit who has made a significant and lasting contribution to Vermont’s environment. The recipient is also awarded a $2,500 donation to the environmental cause of their choice. “The Zetterstrom Award has recognized some of Vermont’s leading environmental stewards and innovators,” GMP President and CEO Mary Powell said. “Its purpose is to recognize those who make a substantial and unique contribution to our environment, and to honor our...

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A DIY dream

With weddings being so costly, my fiancé and I knew we had to find a way to make ours affordable. With the help of our family and friends, we accomplished it. We decided to have a Vermont Vintage “Do It Yourself” wedding. Our wedding date was Aug. 23, 2014, and the planning process started about eight months prior. My mom and I went to a couple of weddings shows and scoured books, magazines and Pinterest for inspiration. But first was the dress, and I started searching in January. I tried on the style of dress I wanted, taking pictures...

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