Author: Courtney Lamdin

Parties sign settlement for sand pit

Neighbors of a permitted sand pit operation on McMullen Road have signed a settlement agreement with the business operators and the town to address noise and safety, court documents show. Members of the Winter Lane Homeowners Association have been opposed to J&M Sand’s pit since it was proposed back in 2015. The town’s development review board approved an updated plan in April 2017, but the HOA appealed this ruling to the Environmental Court, saying the town didn’t properly warn the new hearing. The HOA concurrently appealed the project’s Act 250 permit. Approved June 22, the settlement amends the Act...

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Meet the Chittenden-10 primary candidates

Seats for this year’s August primary are unchallenged in the Chittenden-10 district. Incumbent Chris Mattos and newcomer John Palasik, a Milton selectman, will feature on the Republican ticket come November. Then, only one Democrat – Todd Buik – will challenge for one of two seats. So voters can get to know the candidates, the Milton Independent posed them a series of questions, giving a 400-word limit to split between three answers. They were also asked to provide a short biography. Another round of questions will be posed to the primary victors before the general election. Next week’s Indy will...

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Police log: Wednesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 17

WRITTEN WARNINGS 57 TICKETS 6 Speeding 4 Using portable electronic device 1 Operation on approach of emergency vehicle 1 Stop sign 2 Uninsured vehicles 1 Motorcycles – headgear 1 Operating without license 2 Unregistered vehicles 2 Uninspected vehicles ARRESTS 4 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 DUI, 2nd and subsequent 1 Violation of release conditions 1 DUI, criminal refusal 1 Negligent operation 1 Excessive speed TOTAL CALLS 217 7/11, 9:40 a.m., Public Assist, Route 7 at Boysenberry Dr. While on patrol, Cpl. Jason Porter observed a daycare group waiting to cross the roadway. He stopped traffic to ensure the...

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Make musical instruments? Yes, they didgeridoo

Milton kids got musical at the Milton Public Library on Tuesday morning, as part of the Libraries Rock! programming this summer. Children’s librarian Kathy Dulac led an artsy group in making didgeridoos and pu’ili sticks, instruments from Australia and Hawaii, respectively. The hourlong workshop made use of recycled and craft materials, including wrapping paper and paper towel rolls, colorful duct and washi tape, stickers, markers and more. The kids were then treated to a storytime with “Ada’s Violin” by Susan Hood, an illustrated telling of real-life Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a music group from Asuncion, Paraguay that gained worldwide...

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Police log: Wednesday, July 4 – Tuesday, July 10

WRITTEN WARNINGS 33 TICKETS 5 Speeding 3 Driving with suspended license 3 Uninspected vehicles 2 Unregistered vehicles 2 Using portable electronic device 1 Consuming alcohol while driving 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. ARRESTS 1 Domestic assault 1 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 Excessive speed 1 Violation of abuse prevention order 1 Violation of release conditions TOTAL CALLS 184 7/4, 12:43 p.m., Animal Problem, Hemlock Rd. Animal Control Officer Justin Bergeron responded to a report of a loose dog on Hemlock Road. He checked the area but was not able to locate the dog. 7/4, 4:04 p.m., Public Assist,...

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