Month: October 2017

Georgia man dead after Essex crash

A 54-year-old Georgia man is dead this morning after a four-car collision on Essex’s Susie Wilson Road around 8 a.m., police said. Essex police said Kenneth Bonin died as a result of a medical event prior to the crash. Bonin was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased, a press release said. The four-car crash partially closed the road until 9:40 a.m., and all vehicles were removed from the scene by tow truck, the release said. No other operators were injured. Two good Samaritans helped at the scene until emergency personnel arrived, and...

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Information is power

Breast cancer survivor relied on research to cope Holly Lambert has always heeded doctors’ advice: She gets annual mammograms like clockwork and performs self-breast exams regularly. With her dense breast tissue, the 50-year-old lifelong Milton resident never got too worried if she got a callback on a mammogram. But in November 2010, the series of extra tests her doctors ordered were slightly concerning. “I went in to have the ultrasound done, and the technologist said, ‘I need to get the radiologist,’” Lambert recalled. “I’m like, OK, this can’t be good.” The radiologist recommended a biopsy of her left breast....

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Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Tuesday, Oct. 17

WRITTEN WARNINGS 46 TICKETS 8 Underage drinking tickets 4 Driving with suspended license 4 Uninsured drivers 2 Speeding 2 Uninspected vehicles 1 Failure to display front plate 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Using portable electronic device, 1st violation ARRESTS 1 Domestic assault 1 Possession/cultivation of marijuana, 2+ oz. or >3 plants TOTAL CALLS 194 10/11, 10:40 a.m., Threats/Harassment, Woodcrest Circ. Officer Ed Larente responded to a report of an argument between family members over noise. The suspect was not located at the time of the response. 10/11, 3:26 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, East Rd. Officer Larente...

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Monster Mile expands to park

Sunshine befitting a summer’s day greeted participants at this year’s Monster Mile, the Milton Independent’s fifth annual Halloween fun run/walk/stroll for charity last Saturday in Bombardier Park. Nearly 200 walkers and runners of all ages descended upon the park in creative costumes to support the Milton Family Community Center Food Shelf, our beneficiary for which we donated more than 500 pounds of food, 200 from Milton Rescue’s team alone. The food drive was held in conjunction with New England Federal Credit Union’s Food from the Heart collection. Our monetary donation is still being tabulated and will be announced in...

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Steve Lapierre honored at national service

On the cover of a 75-page book, half-staff flags encircle a stone monument offset by wide brick walkway. It’s morning – or mourning – at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md. on May 6, 2016. The day before, longtime Georgia firefighter Steve Lapierre became the first to die in the department’s 64-year history after suffering cardiac arrest at a brush fire. The volume contains a compilation of cards, notes and letters sent to the Georgia Fire Department from such storied outfits as the FDNY. A handwritten note from U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) laments the loss of...

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