Month: June 2017

Hubert resigns as Milton rep

After nearly a decade in Montpelier, Milton’s Rep. Ron Hubert is resigning his post. The decision comes after a particularly tough session for the Chittenden-10 Republican, he said. Thorny political debates under both a new governor and new House leadership made for many late nights and an extended session, culminating in a day-long veto session on June 21 after weeks of closed-door negotiations. For 64-year-old Hubert, who said he’s “not getting any younger,” that made the choice to leave – something he’s mulled in the past – easier to reach. Returning from the State House at 10:30 p.m. and...

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Banquet hall, winery seeks DRB approval

Milton’s Development Review Board examined a conditional use permit and site plan application for a proposed banquet hall and winery on Duffy Road at its meeting last Thursday. The applicants – Shaun Brooks, owner of Milton Farm LLC, and consulting engineer Paul O’Leary of Burke Civil Associates – came before the board to review Brooks’ request to construct a two-story barn on the approximately 550-acre lot located at 124 and 162 Duffy Rd. to be used for wine tastings and production, weddings and other events, as well as a potential sugaring operation. Right now, the property is already in...

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Green Mountain Fireworks prepares for peak season

Green Mountain Fireworks co-owner Matt Lavigne says business is a bit better than last year. The temporary fireworks tent on Route 7 in Milton, which has been up and running since the end of May in the Checkerberry district, has continued to draw customers looking to stock up on their favorite fireworks. “The weather has not been our friend,” Lavigne said. “I’m sure business would be a lot better without the rain, but that’s just how it goes with fireworks.” Some of his bestsellers – standard fireworks and bottle rockets – continue to be a hit, and for people...

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Advocate for action

Milton cancer survivor finds her voice with ACS Leigh Kimball was in disbelief when doctors told her she was cancer-free. It was October 2014, several months after a devastating second diagnosis of endometrial cancer. The Milton resident had decided to halt chemotherapy treatments months prior. The side effects delivered by the medicine coursing through her body had become unbearable, Kimball said, and her doctors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center could offer no guarantee the treatments were working — or that they might ever stop. Readying for her impending passing, Kimball and her wife even toured the Respite House, an inpatient...

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Wednesday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 20

Police log WRITTEN WARNINGS 40 TICKETS 3 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal 3 Speeding 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Misuse of number plates 1 Operating without a license 1 Possessing marijuana/hashish 1 Possession of tobacco by person under 18 1 Stop sign violation ARRESTS 2 Burglary 2 Driving with a criminally suspended license 2 Grand larceny 2 Leaving the scene of an accident 2 Operation without consent – aggravated 2 Unlawful mischief (felony) 2 Violations of conditions of release 1 Violation of an abuse prevention order TOTAL CALLS 219 6/13, 11:46 a.m., Burglary, Route 7 S. A caller...

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