Month: December 2015

David Barnier

MILTON – David Reginald Barnier, 63, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at his home in Milton with his loving family by his side and following a courageous battle with cancer. David was born Dec. 10, 1952 in Burlington, the son of Reginald and Shirley (Blair) Barnier. Following his graduation from Burlington High School in 1970, David served his country with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. On June 15, 1974, he married Catherine (Catie) Beauregard in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Burlington. Dave worked for Lane Press for more than 28 years, and from there, he...

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Ethel St. Amour

MILTON – Ethel Mary St. Amour, 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at Our Lady of Providence Assisted Living Home in Winooski. Ethel was born Aug. 21, 1927 in Starksboro, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Jane Cote Lane. On May 9, 1953 she married James J. St. Amour in St. Ann Parish in Milton. A resident of Hardscrabble Road in Milton, Ethel worked as a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic in Burlington. Following her retirement, she remained a member of the Pioneers Telephone Club. A parishioner of St. Ann’s in Milton, she also belonged...

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2015: Year in Review

We don’t know about you, but we can barely believe another 52 weeks have passed since we last penned a year-ender. Where did all the time go? For us at the Milton Independent, our time was devoted to covering this year’s biggest headlines for town and school governance, growth and development, budgets, hellos and goodbyes and notable moments. Without further adieu, we bring you a recap of this year’s top news stories. Biggest headlines As in 2014, the biggest story was not the most positive one. The Milton High School football scandal and its aftermath dominated headlines in 2015,...

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2015: Year in emergency response

All of Milton’s emergency responders saw higher call volume in 2015, statistics show. Note: All stats are from the 1/1-12/15/2015 date range. Police stats reflect the call to dispatchers, which aren’t always representative of what officers find on scene. A call might come in as an assault, but officers could find there was no physical contact between parties. POLICE Robbery 2015 1 2014 2 Assault (simple and aggravated) 2015 22 2014 19 Sexual assault 2015 10 2014 23 Fraud (fraud, bad check, forgery, identity theft) 2015 33 2014 70 Domestics (assaults & domestic disturbances) 2015 86 2014 87 Disturbances...

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Police solve local business burglary

With the help of social media, local police solved a burglary at a Milton business this month. Sgt. Paul Locke said a Facebook post about a break-in at Transparent Computers last month generated more than 80 responses, both public and private, helping to identify the suspect who stole several computer parts, smoking pipes and cell phones from the Route 7 business. The suspect broke in through a store window around 8:30 p.m. November 22. Investigating Officer Nick Hendry posted a video of the crime on the PD’s page, and some people tagged the suspect directly. Police identified a 16-year-old...

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