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Letters to the editor: Week of May 25

Thank you to the Milton community Dear fellow Miltonians, It is with both a heavy heart and great excitement that I announce my retirement from Milton Chiropractic Center.  It has been an honor and joy to serve so many of you and your families over the last 28 years. I am happy to say that I am leaving you in the very capable hands of Dr. Darrell Cole, who recently purchased the center. Dr. Cole brings many years of experience managing several chiropractic and health care facilities. I trust that he will take great care of all of you! I...

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Milton Mentors get the ECHO experience

More than 200 adult-to-youth mentoring pairs from the Chittenden County Mentoring Network celebrated science last month at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The Burlington institution hosted the free Community Science Night on Thursday, March 23 for adult mentors and youth mentees from eight mentoring programs – including nine members from Milton’s – in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Sponsored by ECHO’s Open Door Program and Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership, the event featured an open exploration of the museum’s exhibits, a scavenger hunt, hands-on demonstrations led by the ECHO E-Team and free pizza from Domino’s served by...

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Letter: Monster Mile netted proceeds, 187 pounds of food for MFCC

MFCC would like to extend warm, heart-felt thanks to everyone who braved the cold and damp last Saturday to walk the Monster Mile. This fun run/walk event, organized by the Milton Independent, benefited our emergency food shelf this year. Thank you Courtney and Abby and the rest of the “Barbie Doll” crew for all the hard work you put into this event – 187 pounds of food were collected on Saturday; the total donation from participant registrations is forthcoming, but we are sure it will go far in boosting the supplies on our shelves. Once again, you have proven...

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Plant a tree, save the lake

Vermonters have stormwater issues. Due to recent attention on lake quality, farmers are asked to change their practices, activists lobby for action and regulators tighten rules, but what can the average homeowner do? The Lake Champlain Land Trust suggests a simple act: Plant a tree. Executive director Chris Boget, like many others, is in the business of improving water quality. He’s one of many concerned about phosphorous-fed cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, that continues to bloom in Lake Champlain and chases swimmers, boaters and water drinkers (not to mention wildlife) away. Heavy, violent storms pour water on top of loose,...

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I-89 bridge workers pick up the pace

Crews constructing the new Interstate 89 bridges in Milton have accelerated the project’s pace to make up for time lost in challenging weather conditions last winter and this spring. Crews are working most Saturdays, and there are also plans to work next winter to mostly finish by the project’s June 2016 completion date. Some additional work is expected to extend into that fall, Tetra Tech project engineer Nicolas Belzil said. Last week, on a bright, sunny afternoon, workers packed up to go home after an eight-hour day in the heat. Since the project was permitted in August 2013, a...

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