Month: June 2015

John Woods

MILTON / ST. ALBANS / DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – John Pressey “Jack” Woods, 77, died peacefully on June 24, 2015 at the home of his daughter, Robin Woods-Brisson, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 5, 1937 in Plainfield to John C. and Reba (Foster) Woods, he attended grade school in Putnamville and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1955. He turned down a full scholarship at the University of Vermont to attend Springfield College in Massachusetts, graduating in 1959 with degrees in physical education and biology. Following graduation, Jack began a 33-year career in education and coaching,...

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Wednesday, June 10 – Tuesday, June 23

Note: This log now contains two weeks of police reports. WRITTEN WARNINGS 67 TICKETS 14 Speeding 4 Uninsured vehicle 3 Driving with suspended license 3 Uninspected vehicle 2 Limitiations on passing 2 Unreasonable/imprudent speed for conditions/hazards 2 Unregistered vehicle 1 Dog at large/unleashed, 2nd offense in 12 mo. 1 Failure to use child restraint system 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Possessing marijuana/hashish – 1st offense, 21+ 1 Traffic control signals 1 Using portable electronic device – 1st violation ARRESTS 2 Driving with criminally suspended license 2 Domestic assault 2 Unlawful mischief (misdemeanor) 1 Domestic assault, 2nd...

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‘We’re close’

Milton’s Selectboard unanimously voted to offer a contract to its preferred candidate following more than two hours of executive session discussion on Monday night. The board will not release the candidate’s name until possibly Monday, June 29, when it will schedule a special meeting to discuss contract terms, acting chairman Stu King said. “We’ll have to discuss it next Monday,” he said. “That will be the session that really determines whether or not this goes forward.” King only confirmed the preferred manager is either Kevin Flanagan or Donna Barlow Casey, whom board members interviewed in open session on June...

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The horse doctors

Trey was getting very, very sleepy. The 5-year-old, 900-pound Morab horse was just injected with a sedative, and his legs began to give out from under him. A team of five medical personnel snapped into action, pushing him against a wall lined with blue vinyl pads like tumbling mats from gymnastics class. Soon enough, Trey yielded and fully collapsed, a tech gently laying his large head on the floor. Trey was a patient at the Vermont Large Animal Clinic on Lake Road in Milton, the only equine surgery facility in the state. The 10,000-square foot hospital has more than...

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New neighborhood sited in Georgia

A new residential development may be built alongside Georgia’s main thoroughfare, pending state approval. Timothy Reed of Fairfield is seeking an Act 250 permit for a 16-lot, 19-unit subdivision on the west side of Route 7, a quarter mile north of interstate Exit 18. Sited on a 64-acre vacant parcel, Reed’s project would consist of five duplexes and nine single-family homes, all custom-built. A proposed 1,204-foot shared private road called Mountain View Drive would lead to the development, with two 250-foot extension roads. The units, served by a shared wastewater disposal system and onsite water supply, would range in...

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