Month: November 2015

Police: Erratic driver had medical emergency

Milton police said a man who drove erratically through three Chittenden County towns before crashing into guardrails and another vehicle suffered a medical emergency that caused his dangerous driving. A complainant reported the driver, later identified as 49-year-old James Gabaree of Colchester, was operating erratically on Route 2A in Essex into Colchester, crossing the centerline and nearly causing head-on collisions, Cpl. Chris Grenier’s press release Friday evening said. Milton police responded around 4:30 p.m. on November 27 to Route 7 near Catamount Drive, tailing Gabaree to Lake Arrowhead, where his vehicle collided with a guardrail. He continued driving, hit...

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Signs spruce up town complex

The town of Milton continued its municipal complex beautification project on Friday with the installation of four new wayfinding signs. The signs – demarcating the fire, rescue and police stations, Bombardier Park East and the municipal complex entrance across from Centre Drive – were dedicated at a small ceremony last Friday afternoon. “You can reasonably make the argument, ‘Why are we out here talking about signs?’” Selectboard Chairman Darren Adams said. “To me, the answer is simple: They’re more than just physical signs; they’re a sign of a great future for Milton.” Affixed to granite posts, the stainless and...

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Farewell to fowl

Our loyal readers will be saddened to learn that Milton’s most dynamic duo has flown the coop for good. Known to Miltonians young and old as the “truancy turkeys,” Tom and Jake broke out of the home they shared for the past year in October, and at least one of them is now confirmed dead. The unfortunate news was confirmed by their heretofore-anonymous benefactor Randy Barrows, who reported Tom was fatally shot with a bow and arrow. Barrows received a report of “three camo-clad youths” chasing Tom into the woods at the end of last month. “The next morning,...

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Fun pays off

The Milton Independent is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Monster Mile netted $1,500 for our charity, the Milton Community Youth Coalition’s Milton Mentors program. The mile, a Halloween-costumed fun run, was staged at Oliver Seed on Sunset Avenue on October 24, attracting nearly 300 people, a record attendance. The MCYC will use the funds to match a grant to provide fun activities for mentor pairs. PHOTO, L to R: Milton Indy editor Courtney Lamdin, MCYC development and communications director Katie Miller, MCYC executive director Tony Moulton and Milton Indy reporter/production Abby...

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How would you cook Thanksgiving dinner?

Danny: I would go hunting in a field and I would use a spyglass to find a turkey. I would chase it and poke it in the stomach with a knife. I would make a campfire and cook it for 10 minutes. I would make mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and carrots. We would have milk to drink and then we could have some stew. We would have ice cream for dessert and then play tee-ball. Tucker: First I would make some cookies, then I would go to the Georgia Market and get the biggest turkey in the store. I...

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