Month: May 2016

Rescued fawn euthanized

With additional reporting by COURTNEY LAMDIN It was a heartwarming rescue with a heartbreaking ending. Milton police Sgt. Paul Locke and Officer Bill Bosworth responded to a call Tuesday afternoon that a car had hit a deer near Duffy and Marrs Hollow roads in Milton. When they arrived, they discovered the female deer had recently birthed two fawns, which were deceased. But upon examining the mother’s underbelly, Locke said he noticed something unusual. “We didn’t know if it was entrails or from birth, but they looked like hooves,” Locke said. “I touched them, and sure enough, they were hooves.”...

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Saluting the heroes’ heroes

A shower of flower petals carried by a warm wind rained upon spectators at Milton’s Memorial Day celebration, a confetti-like covering that contrasted with the day’s somber occasion. Miltonians gathered at the town offices Monday to remember those fallen in the line of duty. Or, as Milton Selectboard Chairman Darren Adams said, “those the heroes call heroes.” Adams, a member of the Vermont Air National Guard, reflected on survivors of attacks – be it a downed B-17 in World War II or the firefight in Benghazi – who share common traits. “They in no way believe they are heroes...

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Alfred Ellis

GEORGIA – Alfred Dana “Joe” Ellis, 87, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Sunday morning, May 29, 2016 at the home that he lived in since 1948 in Georgia. Alfred was born March 12, 1929 in Milton, the son of the late William and Gladys LaPoint Ellis. On March 27, 1948, he married Esther Bombard in St. Ann’s Church in Milton. Joe worked for General Electric, the Worthmore Grain Company in St. Albans for 19 years and retired from the custodial department of the St. Albans City School following 20 years of service. He...

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GFD appeals conclude

Living across the street from Georgia Fire Chief Keith Baker, Jordan Valyou learned about the fire service just from proximity. When he was old enough to join the department, he did just that. Years later, Valyou was positioned across from Baker again, but this time, three attorneys sat between them. Over the last two months, Valyou and five other firefighters testified before the selectboard to appeal their March 8 dismissals from the department, issued by Baker and town administrator Michael McCarthy after the six failed to sign a confidentiality agreement adopted last fall at the behest of GFD leadership....

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Senator talks GMOs, farming

Fresh off of the tractor and into a gray suit, Sen. David Zuckerman visited Milton Middle School on Tuesday to discuss food and genetically modified organisms, awareness of which the farmer-senator championed into landmark legislation in 2014. “I was out literally less than an hour ago on a cultivating tractor, and then I changed up for this fine event,” Zuckerman said to his audience of eighth-graders. The students had just finished reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan and peppered the Democrat/Progressive lawmaker from Hinesburg with questions about GMOs. First, Zuckerman laid out his background, both as a farmer...

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