Month: March 2016

‘Shear’ joy

Cornerstone Community Church pastor Paul Somerville told his parishioners, “If God gives you an idea, you need to step out and do it.” Pat Gaboriault took that to heart, and more than 85 people are the better for it. Spurred to action by the sermon, Gaboriault, a hairstylist, approached associate pastor Lori Somerville about offering free haircuts to the community, a gift to those in need. “I said, ‘I really want to do this,’” Lori Somerville said. “We were both like, ‘Well, what’s stopping us?’” Nothing was, and for four hours on Saturday, March 12, a team of stylists...

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Community questions Bradshaw hiring

The public came and left Monday night’s school board meeting with few answers as to why trustees appointed Superintendent Ann Bradshaw without public input earlier this month. The board took comment but declined to discuss the matter, only taking feedback under advisement and giving no indication how or when they might answer residents’ questions on the hiring process. Trustees voted 4-1 on March 21 to execute a contract with Bradshaw, a retired Cape Cod superintendent who has served in an interim capacity since October since former school chief John Barone was placed on administrative leave following the football hazing...

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Chefs whip up a win

Milton’s food service program can again call itself host to winning student-chef teams. Two of Milton’s four Junior Iron Chef teams took home prizes in the ninth annual competition held at the Champlain Valley Expo on March 19. Junior Iron Chef, sponsored by Vermont Food Education Every Day, aims to empower students to develop healthy eating habits through cooking whole, local foods. Milton teams have placed all five years of competing, said Brooke Gannon, district farm-to-school coordinator. This year had 58 teams comprised of more than 260 students. Milton High School’s two Sen. Bernie Sanders-inspired teams – After Bern...

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Wednesday, March 16 – Tuesday, March 22

WRITTEN WARNINGS 55 TICKETS 7 Speeding 5 Driving with suspended license 3 Uninsured vehicles 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 1 Driving without license 1 Possessing marijuana/hashish, 1st offense, under 21 ARRESTS 1 Domestic assault TOTAL CALLS 185 3/16, 12:15 p.m., Suspicious, East Rd. A neighbor called with concerns that someone was on the property next door when no one was supposed to be home. Officer Matt McQueen checked the residence and found everything secure. 3/16, 1:16 p.m., Vandalism, Bombardier Dr. Sgt. Paul Locke is investigating a vandalism case in Bombardier Park, where someone spray painted and damaged markings of...

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