Author: Ben Chiappinelli

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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Girls make a run for it at CV Expo

  Last Saturday at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Jct., elementary and middle school girls from around the region gathered to celebrate the culmination of the Girls on the Run program. The GOTR program, which Vermont has officially been part of since 1999, spends 10 weeks preparing these young athletes for the final run. The atmosphere of support and camaraderie is designed to instill confidence and create lifelong healthy habits. Adorned in face paint, colored hair, capes, bows and decorations of all kinds, participants, coaches, parents and role models from dozens of schools danced in the midway to...

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Candidates file petitions for House seats

All four of Milton’s legislative seats will be contested this general election, paperwork filed last week shows. A total of seven people filed by the May 31 deadline between Milton’s two voting districts, representing both sides of the aisle. Incumbent Republican Chris Mattos is running for re-election to the Chittenden 10 district, which he currently shares with Don Turner, the House minority leader. Turner, also a Republican, is running for lieutenant governor and hopes to unseat David Zuckerman, a Progressive. The Milton Independent broke the news of Turner’s campaign last week. Two familiar faces are after Turner’s vacated Chittenden...

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