Month: September 2015

Jean Ann Gordon

TORRINGTON, CONN. – Jean Anne Gordon, 66, died Monday Sept. 21, 2015 at the Paradigm Health Care Center in Torrington. Jean Anne was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Alton and Audrey (Quebec) Gordon. She moved at a young age to Mill River, Mass. and also lived in Simsbury, Conn., where she graduated from high school. Jean Anne worked at Aetna Insurance Co. for 10 years. She then moved to Winsted, Conn. and finally settled in Torrington, where she worked as an office manager for Lijoma Sales for over 18 years. Jean Anne is survived...

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Manager’s Message

This past week the selectboard took an important action to move Milton closer to defining the town core. They voted to fund a Route 7 conceptual design project that will identify streetscape options – sidewalks, landscaping, trees, signage, streetlights and more. Why should you care about this? Through this work, we will be establishing a visual identity for Milton – a sense of place for our community – and we are very important to the outcome. This is a key phase in implementing the $2.4 million corridor improvements project that you approved at Town Meeting Day this past March....

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Letter: Touch-a-truck thank you

The Town of Milton Recreation Department would like to take a moment to thank the 600+ community members who visited the Touch a Truck event in Bombardier Park on Saturday, Sept. 19. It was a beautiful day for children and their families to climb into and all over huge trucks, honk truck’s horns, get inside a helicopter and dump truck, enjoy refreshments, face painting and much more! A huge thanks to: Bellavance/Terry Hill Trucking, Casella, Charlebois, Cobble Hill Trailer Sales, Conway Freight, DJ’s Tree Service, Harrison Concrete, Mansfield Heliflight, Mountain Transit, SD Ireland, Vt. Army National Guard, Milton Public...

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A big winner

Rick Wasielewski never imagined he’d grow a 630-pound squash, but he did – without really trying. For his efforts, the Milton man won Milton Recreation’s second annual giant pumpkin growing contest on his first try; the literal fruit of his labor is pictured above. The weigh-in was held at the final Milton Farmers’ Market last Thursday. “I was going to be happy with a pumpkin that I couldn’t pick up, but it just kept getting bigger,” Wasielewski said, noting that since he moved the pumpkin to his garden from its starter seed inside his house in May, it grew...

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30 years of service

The Milton Family Community Center is celebrating its 30th year of strengthening local families this weekend with an open house for all. The free event promises a bouncy house, face and pumpkin painting, demonstrations and more to call attention to the center’s three decades of service in Milton and beyond. Back in 1985, MFCC became one of Vermont’s first parent-child centers with its initial federal Head Start grant to help low-income mothers and their young children, a population it still assists today. “We always serve the neediest population, and we were always very close with whoever we worked with,”...

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