Author: Jacqueline Cain

Georgia ’hood bands together to foil crime

Tom and Terry Cleveland have never felt unsafe on their Georgia street, but the couple decided to take more steps toward security by establishing a Neighborhood Watch this month. And that’s all right by local law enforcement. “There will be many eyes on their properties and roads,” Vermont State Police Sgt. Cory Lozier said. “If they can deter any crimes from happening, it’s definitely a proactive approach.” The Clevelands formed Georgia’s only active Neighborhood Watch contingent last month, and Selectboard discussion this year has indicated larger interest in the topic. Selectman Ric Nye has said he will propose the...

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BPD nabs two more robbery suspects

Burlington police arrested two more suspects yesterday, identified as part of a Feb. 16 robbery on No. Prospect Street in Burlington. Malachi Buswell and Joseph Stewart were among a group of men who assaulted and robbed a male victim at his apartment in what police say was a targeted act, a BPD press release said. Both men face charges of assault and robbery, burglary and unlawful mischief. Stewart is on escape status with the Department of Corrections and was arrested by Burlington detectives and U.S. Marshals, the release said. Milton resident Sundance Seals was charged February 19 with the...

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Recap: Georgia LCATV forum

Matt Crawford, an 18-year Georgia resident and public relations professional, has long been involved in family-centered activities like Scouting and sports. Now that his three children are grown, he wants to give back to the community that shaped him and his family, he said. Crawford demonstrated he’s in tune with hot topics in town, referring to concerns about road conditions posted on the active Georgia community Facebook page following poor winter weather. Asked about economic development, without naming the store, Crawford also acknowledged a loud chorus against a proposed Dollar General that the Georgia Planning Commission approved for the...

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Champion chili chef: Michelle Carner

Michelle Carner’s go-to chili recipe earned the respect of about 50 tasters at a chili cook-off at the Milton Public Library during the Milton Rec Winter Festival earlier this month. Carner, a mother of three, said though her boys don’t particularly care for the stew, she makes it to share at their athletic and co-curricular events around town. For that reason, she calls her recipe Michelle’s Sports Chili. Her family’s home cook, Carner said she also loves the library and wanted their event to succeed. “It was a good fundraiser for the library. I thought it would be a...

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Facebook Feed

Georgia’s annual Town Meeting, an old fashioned forum, may include a conversation about taking discussion of some town issues online. A Georgia resident’s request for the town to maintain an official Facebook presence has generated some debate, both on the social media website and at selectboard meetings. Candidates for office have weighed in, too. Howard Webster, who retired from the town in 2012 after two decades as road foreman, emailed Town Administrator Deb Woodward about the prospect around the holidays. Currently, some town and school employees use their personal Facebook pages to post public notices and information about events...

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