Author: Michaela Halnon

Police: Juvenile pair stole car from Milton

Vermont State Police arrested two juveniles last Saturday for a slew of crimes, including operating a car stolen from Milton. In a press release, VSP said they stopped a tan Audi A4 traveling northbound on Route 2A in Williston around 9:45 a.m. on June 17 and attempted to identify the operator and passenger. Both juveniles, a 15-year-old South Burlington resident and 16-year-old Johnson resident, provided false names; police later determined the boys had run away from DCF custody, according to the release. An investigation found the car was stolen from Milton and that the operators were involved in a...

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Passing the baton

Gisele McRae surveyed the assembled crew of middle and high school students in the Milton Middle School gymnasium on Friday, gripping a black metal music stand. The kids squinted at their sheet music, playing a few measures of the patriotic songs they prepped for the district’s annual Memorial Day assembly, held just before the long holiday weekend. “You all are so great,” McRae started with a glint in her eye. “I think you should take the next three days off.” She giggled as the students groaned and rolled their eyes with a smile. Even they knew the upcoming week...

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Owner appeals after dog bites Milton girl

A local pit bull owner is appealing a euthanasia order handed down by the Colchester Selectboard earlier this year, a determination that came after board members heard claims the dog viciously attacked a young Milton girl in February. Court documents show the dog’s owner, Colchester resident Jason Hathaway, will represent himself in a not-yet-scheduled hearing before a Vermont Superior Court judge in the Chittenden Civil Division. Attorney Brian Monaghan will represent the selectboard. In the filing, Hathaway describes the 5-year-old black Labrador-pit bull mix, Marley, as “a part of the community,” and said his family would suffer “a great...

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CUSI negotiates new lease

The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations has negotiated lower rent after state officials asked the nonprofit to start paying $50,000 a year for its basement level office on Cherry Street, a sharp increase from the $1,000 they paid annually between 1999 and 2016. Eight detectives from police departments across the county use the 3,907-square foot space to interview victims of abuse and sexual assault. Along with a team of directors, a victims’ advocate, dedicated prosecutor and Vt. Department for Children and Families investigator, the officers launch investigations into nearly 300 cases per year and take on another 100 shorter-term...

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Milton advances in drama competition

The Milton High School Theatre Company has advanced to the state one act competition after its successful performance at the regional festival this weekend. Students from BFA-Fairfax and St. Albans, Essex, Stowe and Lamoille Union also showed off their dramatic dexterity at MHS on Saturday, each performing skits that clocked in under an hour. Participating directors also sent Essex students on to the next round. The Milton troupe presented “Poe’s Midnight Dreary,” a series of short storylines inspired by the famed Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, including “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee” and “The Black Cat.” Poe, played by senior...

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