Author: Courtney Lamdin

Dunn and Roy present progress on audit advice

Student Services administrators Tim Dunn and Meagan Roy unveiled the department’s new website at the Sept. 20 School Board Meeting, which they hope will address numerous problems cited in the independent audit report. The report, compiled by Zelda Zeleski, former Chittenden South Student Services director, cited six “issues” including parent discontent, discipline and behavior, confidentiality and a misunderstanding of philosophy. Posting information on a website was one of Zeleski’s recommendations “to aim for transparency.” The new site, at a cost of about $500 to the district, includes a faculty and staff page with photos, email addresses and job titles;...

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Love for reading drives woman to volunteer for library nearly full-time

Before Emily Williams came along, the Milton Library sale rack had seen better days. “This little area,” said librarian Mary Beth Peterson, indicating an eight-shelved bookcase near the circulation desk, “that used to be really unorganized. There were a lot of books on the floor.” Williams remembers rifling through boxes when she first visited the rack two years ago, she said. It didn’t make finding her favorite titles very easy. So she offered to volunteer a couple hours a week for the Friends of the Library, a group of library supporters. This project got Williams completely hooked, Peterson said....

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McCormick gets subdivisions approval for Route 7 plot

Residents might see construction along Route 7 by next spring now that the Development Review Board has accepted subdivision plans for Bud McCormick’s project between Sears and the Ice Barn. The 5-0 approval came on Thursday, Sept. 23for the 127-acre plat that includes 16 single family or duplex lots, six commercial lots, two multi-family lots and three open space lots that total 77 acres. The design includes a four-way traffic light to be installed in front of Bert’s Mobile Home Park on Route 7, which is opposite the planned entrance for the development. McCormick will also alter the current...

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Hobbs Road to get sidewalk next year

Hobbs Road will get a sidewalk next year, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization. According to town engineer Andy Legg, the sidewalk will extend the entire length of Hobbs Road, connecting to the existing sidewalk from Emile Drive and ending at McMullen Road. The town hopes to someday continue the sidewalk down McMullen to join up with Railroad Street to provide a pedestrian walkway for 450 residences, Legg said. The Town applied for the grant this summer after being declined the award last year. Peter Keating, senior planner for the CCMPO, said Milton’s...

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Burglar hits Poor Farm Road home

Milton Police responded to a report of a home invasion burglary on Poor Farm Road at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, officer Tom DuPont said. The resident of 101 Poor Farm Road called 911 after being woken to a loud crash in her kitchen. She then noticed her purse had been stolen, police said. Police have no leads. “She didn’t see a vehicle, she didn’t see a person,” DuPont said. “She didn’t see anything.” Police believe one person forced the home’s locked door open and exited through the same door. They aren’t sure if there was a getaway driver,...

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