Author: Ben Chiappinelli

10k, over easy

One of the top finishers in the 10K was Alice Larson (above left), who came in second overall on the day. 40 seconds later, Tim Richmond (above right) followed in her footsteps. Offering a beautiful course and omelets cooked to order, the annual event boasted hundreds of participants. FAIRFAX EGG RUN: Aug. 4 Top Milton/Georgia finishers 5K Run 1     Brent Towne           17:55.5 2     Ryan Joseph           17:56.0 31    Emily Grimes         26:04.6 78    Brian Grant            33:12.8 82    Gabi Grant   ...

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Bear With Me

Most of us are familiar with the idea of hunter-gatherers and can relate it to modern day forms of making money to support our families (often known as “the rat race!”) But some of us who have been rural folks for more than a couple generations are much closer to literal hunter-gatherers than you might think. My grandfather told a story that makes the point. He was from a large family and his mother died when he was a young boy. Life was not easy up by the border at any time, and keeping everything together after his mother...

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Obituary: Eva M. Shafer

Milton – Eva M. Shafer, 89, formerly of Middlebury, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Eva was born on June 7, 1929 in Willimantic, Conn., daughter of Charles and Hazel (Jones) Rayhall, and sister to four siblings. On Oct. 14, 1948, she married William E. Shafer for 69 years. Together they had a lifelong journey of raising five children and being involved in multiple business ventures. Eva lived an extremely active life, from owning and managing two dairy farms, one in Connecticut and one in Cornwall; grocery stores in Wardsboro, So. Londonderry and Jeffersonville; a motel in Morrisville...

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News in brief

Police searching for offensive teen Milton police are searching for a juvenile male, 14-15 years of age, riding a bicycle behind two runners on Monday, June 11, a news release said. The cyclist was following the runners, showing his genitalia and making explicit statements, police said. He was wearing a bright red shirt and black basketball shorts and had short black hair. Police searched the area but could not find the teen. Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact Milton Police at 893-2424.   Milton responds to Colchester crash A school bus transporting Essex-Westford School...

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