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Nonagenarians reflect on good ol’ days

By JIM BALLARD Retired Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in his early 90s was walking on the boardwalk with a few friends when they saw a beautiful young woman walking toward them. Justice Holmes, known for his wit, said to his companions, “Oh, to be 70 again.” Milton’s story is not just dates and events; it is the story of everyday people who lead remarkable lives. This chapter story is about a handful of Milton’s elder citizens who are in their 90s with memories that connect generations. Nancy Azzura Deforge made one thing clear at the beginning of our...

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The wheels on the bus

The Indy printed the school bus schedules last week, an overture to the season. The goldenrod is blooming deeply yellow and beautiful, sunshine on the hills, though it speaks of the coming end of summer. It’s color is repeated thousands upon thousands of times by the school buses that ferry millions of children to school and back again at the end of the day. Golden yellow is the perfect color of this season. Before there were national standards for school buses kids got to school any way they could. Of course there was that mythical trek on foot through...

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Milton Police Reports: Aug. 8 -14, 2018

WRITTEN WARNINGS 42 TICKETS 4 Speeding 3 Driving with suspended license 2 Operating motorcycles/mopeds on roadways laned for traffic 2 Uninsured drivers 2 Using portable electronic device 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 1 Driver possessed open container 1 Obstructing windshields 1 Operating without license 1 Parking in handicapped spot 1 Stop sign ARRESTS 3 Petit larceny 2 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 Domestic assault 1 Unlawful mischief 1 Violation of release conditions TOTAL CALLS 204 8/15, 2:29 a.m., Public Assist, Route 2 at Clay Point Rd. Cpl. Porter observed a male walking on the side of the roadway. ...

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Arrowhead Trail Run Results: August 13

5K Results Name Time Binney Mitchell 18:56 Tim Richmond 19:58 Carson Cowhig 21:23 Calvin Storms 21:30 Anna Kaigle 21:40 Mark Duchaine 21:52 Matthew Gonyeau 22:25 Ethan Roussin 23:19 Bill Simmons 23:31 Connor Walsh 23:42 Mike Mashtare 24:04 Jason Storms 25:28 Mike Bessette 25:43 Lary Martell 25:47 Chandra Walsh 25:51 Bill Kaigle 26:23 Tania Storms 26:37 Rick LaMarche 26:47 Steve Brooks 27:02 Brett Macy 27:04 Ray Grant 27:52 Sawyer Prouty 27:58 Beth Albarelli 27:59 Kristi Dickinson 28:07 Scott and Tanner Magnum 29:16 Stacey Ferrari 30:09 Skyler Genest 30:09 Perry Bland 31:06 Kate Storms 31:07 Deirdre Walsh 31:13 Matt Sicotte 31:49...

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Obituary: Angela Harris

GRAND ISLE – Angela Lynn Harris, 45, died peacefully on Aug. 17, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Angie was born Nov. 2, 1972 in Burlington, the daughter of Bruce and Pamela (Wood) Prim. She graduated from CCV with a degree in computer and information systems. Angie taught computer courses at Missisquoi Valley Union High School for a short time. Most recently, she was employed by NGA Advantage Gas Co. in Milton. Angie was a published author, loved gardening, fishing, music and always traveled at Angie’s pace. On Sept. 21, 2004 she married Rex Harris in...

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