Author: Colin Flanders

Wednesday, July 5 – Tuesday, July 11

Police log WRITTEN WARNINGS 38 TICKETS 4 Driving with suspended license 4 Speeding 3 Uninsured vehicles 3 Unregistered vehicles 2 Misuse of number plates 2 Driver possessed open container 2 Using portable electronic device 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 1 Uninspected vehicle ARRESTS 2 Violations of conditions of release 1 Driving with a criminally suspended license 1 DUI – criminal refusal TOTAL CALLS 194 7/5, 10:38 a.m., Overdose, Haydenberry Dr. Officer William Bosworth responded to a heroin overdose in a local parking lot. The patient was revived and did not require transport. 7/5, 5 p.m., Threats/harassment, Hobbs Rd. Officer...

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Brown back as boys basketball assistant coach

Milton boys basketball coach Chris Brown is back on the bench after being placed on administrative leave earlier this month, superintendent Ann Bradshaw said Monday. Brown has assumed an assistant coach’s role for the rest of the season and will still be paid, Bradshaw said. Brown’s stipend for this season is $5,318, school board minutes show. “It was a mutual agreement,” Bradshaw said, while declining to comment further. In an email last Sunday, Brown also declined to comment.  “I have committed to not discuss until after our basketball season is finished,” he wrote. The team will play its final...

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Brown placed on leave indefinitely

A Milton High School coach has been placed on paid indefinite administrative leave, superintendent Ann Bradshaw confirmed Monday. Varsity boys basketball coach Chris Brown hasn’t coached a game since January 30. Brown led the Yellowjackets from 2005 to 2007 before rejoining the team in 2013. Last Saturday marked the second-straight game he wasn’t on the bench, instead watching from the stands as his son, Ryan, scored his 1000th career point. Reached Thursday, Brown said he’s been told he can’t comment on the matter. He last coached on January 30 during a loss to BFA-St. Albans. Video from Northwest Access...

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State officials: Schools should provide condoms

Vermont’s top health and education leaders are recommending districts around the state adopt condom distribution programs to address growing rates of sexually transmitted diseases, according to a memo released last month. Penned by secretary of education Rebecca Holcombe and health commissioner Harry Chen, the recommendations cite statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that show people ages 15 to 24 account for nearly two-thirds of chlamydia and half of all gonorrhea diagnoses in the U.S. Cases of those sexually-transmitted diseases and syphilis all reached their highest number ever in 2015, the CDC says. Those trends are present...

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Milton selected for special education review

Milton Town School District was selected as one of 10 supervisory unions and districts around the state to undergo a special education services review, the Vermont Agency of Education announced last week. The review will pit current special education systems against “research-based best practices” in hopes of identifying efficiencies and cost savings, an AOE press release said.  “I’m just really looking forward to [learning] what are some things we haven’t thought that we might do better,” superintendent Ann Bradshaw said. District Management Council, a Boston-based consulting firm, will perform the study and expects to lay out recommendations to the...

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