Month: March 2015

UPDATE: Police make truck thief arrest

UPDATED: Wednesday, 4/1, 5:22 p.m. Milton police have arrested the man they say stole a truck from a local business last week. Zachary Rose, 25, of Milton was cited with felony aggravated operation of a motor vehicle without owner’s consent on April 1, Detective Cpl. Paul Locke said. Police say Rose stole an unlocked work truck from Milton’s Building Home Center at 280 Route 7 South around 2:45 p.m. on March 27. An employee had just returned it to the store, and the keys were left inside. The 2003 blue Chevrolet pickup with registration plate “DG888” was located on...

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Beliveau case stalls

The state’s case against the remaining defendant in the football hazing case will be delayed almost two months since officers didn’t meet a deadline in preparation for trial, a Vermont Superior Court judge decided on Friday. After just a five-minute status conference, Judge Michael Kupersmith reluctantly agreed to extend the deadline for depositions in the case against Brandon Beliveau, 21, charged with attempted sexual assault for his involvement in the Milton High School hazing case. “It’s not OK,” Kupersmith said. “This case is now eight months old.” Beliveau was charged with misdemeanor simple assault last August for allegedly inserting a...

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Grace M. Bevins

“God saw her getting tired a cure not meant to be so he wrapped his arms around her and whispered come home with me.” Milton – Grace M. Bevins, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the Green Mountain Nursing Home following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Grace was born March 18, 1932 and was a lifelong resident of Milton. She loved life and people in general and managed to touch their lives with her gentle ways and caring heart. Her greatest joys were spending time with her...

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Milton man sentenced for stolen firearms

A federal judge sentenced a Milton man to 48 months in prison for possession of stolen firearms, the U.S. Dept. of Justice announced Wednesday. Scott Taylor, 21, also faces three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. In January 2014, the Independent reported Taylor and co-defendant Kyle Tetreault, then 23, of Ferrisburgh, were cited for a string of burglaries in three counties. The duo traded stolen firearms to an out-of-state drug dealer to support heroin addictions, the DOJ said. Taylor and Tetreault hit homes in Milton, Westford, Jericho, Underhill, Fletcher and East Fairfield over a two-month span, stealing...

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A pop of color

It’s been a long winter, and Vermonters are ready for signs of spring. Soon, Miltonians will need not look much farther than the town offices, where six beds of perennials are planned, management fellow Ann Janda said. The town will host a planting day for the municipal gardens, sited for the green space between the parking lot and trees along the sidewalk. On Saturday, April 25, the town seeks a dozen volunteers to help plant as many varieties of berries and blooms. A $15,000 allotment for building improvements funds the project; two-thirds of this budget will support an irrigation...

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