Author: Ben Chiappinelli

Towne breaks the tape to win Sap Run

Milton residents led the way in the 40th Annual Sap Run held in St. Albans on April 29, 2018 as part of the Vermont Maple Festival. Brenton Towne (above) was the top overall finisher on the day with a time of 49:50.9. Tim Richmond (left) was second overall finishing a little over five minutes back of Towne and was first in his division (M 40-49). Brett Macy (right) finished in the top five in his division (M 50-59), while the top female finisher for Milton was Amanda Stevens, who place ninth in her division (F 30-39) with a time...

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Essex “Vacational” Meet: April 24, 2018

Photos by Josh Kaufmann, CVNG; results below photo gallery. Milton boys’ results: 100 Meters 4                  Tre Sherwood              11.53 16                  Trent Cross                 12.04 17                  Zac St. Amour            12.05 37                  Joshua Adams           12.69 40                  Michael Outama       12.81 56                  Anthony Barbieri      13.16 57                  Jayden Bradley          13.19 67                  Colby Allard               13.48 200 Meters 4                  Carson Bianchi           23.70 7                  Trent Cross                  24.09 36                  Michael...

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Audience rapt for raptors

Last Tuesday, Nathan Thoele of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science brought three raptors to the Milton Public Library to share with a group of eager children and their parents. After laying down some brief ground rules and addressing basic facts about the raptors, Thoele brought out Chewonki (a red-tailed hawk), Hawaii (a peregrine falcon) and Aurora (a barn owl). The three rescued birds thrilled spectators as they perched on Thoele’s forearm, surveying the crowd with their predatory stare and taking raw meat from their handler. At the end of the program, Thoele fielded questions from the audience ranging...

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Drug take-back day is this weekend

BURLINGTON – On Saturday, April 28, communities across Vermont will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – setting up collection sites that offer a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Last year, Vermonters turned in 5,552 pounds of medication at more than 70 collection sites. Take Back Day is organized in partnership with the Health Department, local and state law enforcement, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help ensure that prescription drugs that are no longer being used don’t end up being misused. “Prevention starts at home,” Vt. health...

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William Shafer

William Shafer MILTON – William E. Shafer Sr., 88, died Thursday March 29, 2018. Bill was born June 20, 1929 in Willimantic, Conn. He was the son of Harley and Helen (Sledjeski) Shafer. At an early age, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Japan during WWII. Shortly after returning to the states, he married Eva Rayhall on Oct. 14, 1948 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Willimantic, Conn. Together, they lived a very busy life, from owning two dairy farms, one in Connecticut and one in Cornwall, grocery stores in Wardsboro, So. Londonderry and Jeffersonville; a motel...

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