Author: Jacqueline Cain

Taxpayers get 1st glimpse inside Georgia fire station

For the past year, Georgia residents have watched the progress on the new fire and rescue station from the outside as they drive by. On Saturday, Feb. 12, the public had its first opportunity to look inside the new building during an open house. “We’re going to have our own home, so to speak,” said Keith Baker, a 22-year volunteer firefighter and one of the town’s assistant fire chiefs. The fire department shares a building with the highway department, which Baker said is “essentially a garage for trucks.” The building has a small office that also doubles as a...

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Milton locals make 21st annual GospelFest possible

Yolanda Jordan took her place in front of the Burlington Ecumenical Choir at a recent Saturday morning rehearsal to make announcements. “I know, I know; I’m always talking,” she said to the 40 singers from all over Chittenden County. The choir members feigned impatience with eye rolls and mock groans, but they listened as she went over the rehearsal schedule for the final few weeks before GospelFest 2011. As chair of the event, what Jordan had to say was as important to the success of the show as the music itself. On Sunday, Feb. 20, music lovers will fill...

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Church break-in prompts investigation

Milton police are investigating a break-in to St. Ann’s Parish that they said occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. When janitor Roger Reil arrived at the church on Tuesday morning, he noticed a door that leads from the outside of the building into the mechanical room had been forced open, said The Rev. John Feltz. There is no doorway from the mechanical room into the main church building, but the intruder or intruders improvised: Reil discovered a two-and-a-half-foot hole in the drywall, big enough for someone to climb through, Feltz said....

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