Author: Madeline Clark

District to improve entry system

Milton Town School District will improve its security features with an updated door lock and key entry system, officials said. The current software, Keyscan VII, provided by The Royal Group, has been used to manage door locks for 11 years but has proven unreliable in recent times, according to business manager Don Johnson. “If the principals or someone was like, ‘Hey I need you to lock these doors down right now,’ the system is able to do it, the capacity is there, but it’s so, so old, chances are I wouldn’t be able to do it,” Johnson said. “If...

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Bove’s to dish up classics at Milton sauce plant

Bove’s is back. Starting October 5, Vermont’s oldest family-owned Italian restaurant will open its Milton sauce factory doors to dish up classics in an initiative owners are calling “Flashback Friday.” “We’ll see how this goes,” owner Mark Bove said with a laugh. “If we have a flashback of duress from running the restaurant, we’ll say, ‘It’s limited.’” Flashback Friday will occur the first Friday of each month and consist of a rotating menu of Bove’s original recipes served in its Milton manufacturing plant dining room, spokeswoman Emily McMahon said. According to Bove, the events will honor Bove’s commitment to...

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Town employees receive active shooter response training

Milton Police Sgt. Scott Philbrook has spent the last two years teaching schools how to respond to an active shooter. Last week, he took his training to his colleagues at the town offices. Officials from eight departments listened attentively as Philbrook, the former school resource officer, presented the school-based active shooter protocol known as ALICE. “We all say it won’t happen, and statistically speaking, there is a very low probability,” Philbrook said. “But there’s a probability, and because it’s there, if you don’t train, people could lose their lives.” Philbrook felt the program, originally used in schools, was something...

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New superintendent shares vision for district

Superintendent Amy Rex entered the halls of Milton Town School District the week of July 4. She spent the summer getting acclimated to the district and beginning to steer the ship of Milton schools. Rex brings an extensive background in education with her, having served as a principal in multiple districts, a teacher and a counselor throughout her career. The Indy posed a series of questions to the new superintendent to learn more about her philosophies and plans. Her abridged answers follow. Q: What is your vision for MTSD, are there any changes you’d like to make? A: None....

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Act 250 halts Beaudoin’s operations

Ted Beaudoin and S.D. Ireland will be asked to stop using their 262 Middle Rd. categorical disposal facility until they resolve noncompliance with Act 250, a notice from the District 4 Environmental Commission says. The concrete giant and registered parties have 10 days from the commission’s Aug. 30 “pending issuance of stay” to file a rebuttal. The commission said it found “clear and convincing evidence” the applicants were violating state land use and development permit laws by operating the facility without an Act 250 permit. The commission also made note of the site’s lacking town and state stormwater permits...

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