Author: Courtney Lamdin

Bonds will fix aging bridges, equipment

In addition to the town budget, voters will consider two bonds to replace aging infrastructure and equipment this Town Meeting Day. The town is proposing a 10-year, $1.19 million bond to replace several pieces of heavy equipment, including a fire truck, grader, bucket loader and excavator and a 15-year, $1.695 million bond to fix two bridges on East Road. Town manager Don Turner said both projects are overdue. A 2014 engineering report from DuBois and King said the southernmost bridge – called Bridge No. 6, between the intersections of East Road with Duffy and Marrs Hollow roads – showed...

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Meet the 2018 Milton Selectboard candidates

Each year, the Milton Independent poses questions to candidates seeking elected office to better inform voters.     This year, four candidates emerged for two positions on the Milton Selectboard. Incumbents John Palasik is the only petitioner running unopposed; he’s seeking a three-year seat on the board and did not respond to the Q&A deadline Monday. The three candidates seeking one one-year seat did, however. Incumbent Chris Taylor, Brenda Steady and Don Franklin are all vying for the position. We asked the candidates three questions and asked them to provide a short bio with their responses. They were each...

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Police: Shooting was accidental

Milton police are investigating a shooting they’ve deemed was accidental, a press release Sunday night said. The incident occurred early Saturday morning, Feb. 10 at a residence on Meadow Road, police said. A 26-year-old male was treated for a minor leg wound. The hospital contacted Milton PD, which began an investigation into the shooting. Police say the initial investigation shows the man was shot accidentally by an acquaintance. Police are withholding the names of the parties involved due to the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call...

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Police: Shooting was accidental

Milton police are investigating a shooting they’ve deemed was accidental, a press release Sunday night said. The incident occurred early Saturday morning, Feb. 10 at a residence on Meadow Road, police said. A 26-year-old male was treated for a minor leg wound. The hospital contacted Milton PD, which began an investigation into the shooting.  Police say the initial investigation shows the man was shot accidentally by an acquaintance. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call...

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Cemetery sexton hired

The town of Milton has hired a sexton to maintain its cemeteries, town manager Don Turner said. The news was welcome to the newly formed Friends of Milton Cemeteries, an offshoot of the nonprofit Milton Historical Society that aims to raise money for cemetery upkeep. The group organized last fall to address issues of “perpetual care” in the town’s eight cemeteries. Though the town owns the graveyards, the budget doesn’t cover costs of resetting fallen stones or restoring them. Last month, the historical society formally recognized the Friends, who met for the first time last week. Turner kicked off...

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