Author: Tom Marble

Banquet hall, winery seeks DRB approval

Milton’s Development Review Board examined a conditional use permit and site plan application for a proposed banquet hall and winery on Duffy Road at its meeting last Thursday. The applicants – Shaun Brooks, owner of Milton Farm LLC, and consulting engineer Paul O’Leary of Burke Civil Associates – came before the board to review Brooks’ request to construct a two-story barn on the approximately 550-acre lot located at 124 and 162 Duffy Rd. to be used for wine tastings and production, weddings and other events, as well as a potential sugaring operation. Right now, the property is already in...

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Green Mountain Fireworks prepares for peak season

Green Mountain Fireworks co-owner Matt Lavigne says business is a bit better than last year. The temporary fireworks tent on Route 7 in Milton, which has been up and running since the end of May in the Checkerberry district, has continued to draw customers looking to stock up on their favorite fireworks. “The weather has not been our friend,” Lavigne said. “I’m sure business would be a lot better without the rain, but that’s just how it goes with fireworks.” Some of his bestsellers – standard fireworks and bottle rockets – continue to be a hit, and for people...

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Wednesday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 20

Police log WRITTEN WARNINGS 40 TICKETS 3 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal 3 Speeding 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Misuse of number plates 1 Operating without a license 1 Possessing marijuana/hashish 1 Possession of tobacco by person under 18 1 Stop sign violation ARRESTS 2 Burglary 2 Driving with a criminally suspended license 2 Grand larceny 2 Leaving the scene of an accident 2 Operation without consent – aggravated 2 Unlawful mischief (felony) 2 Violations of conditions of release 1 Violation of an abuse prevention order TOTAL CALLS 219 6/13, 11:46 a.m., Burglary, Route 7 S. A caller...

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MPD officer steps into detective role

After three years as a patrol officer with the Milton Police Department, Officer Nicholas Hendry is now Detective Hendry, giving the department a second detective for the first time in years. As of June 13, Hendry’s responsibilities shifted primarily from traffic and public safety duty, to cases that require long-term attention, such as drug investigations, fraud, burglaries, property crimes, death investigations and paper crimes. As a patrol officer, Hendry said he began to handle some more extensive casework in the months leading up to his promotion, but Detective Cpl. Frank Scalise, the department’s only detective at the time, would...

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Police log: Wednesday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 13

WRITTEN WARNINGS 38 TICKETS 2 Operating after suspension, revocation, refusal 2 Signals required 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 1 Speeding 1 Texting while operating motor vehicle 1 Uninspected vehicle ARRESTS 2 Violation of conditions of release 1 Violation of abuse prevention order TOTAL CALLS 212 6/7, 1:19 a.m., Suspicious, Tennis Ct. Officer Richard Corbin responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the tennis courts. He spoke with the occupants and found they were just talking. 6/7, 8:14 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint, Lamoille Terr.  Officer Ed Larente responded to the water treatment plant on Lamoille Terrace for...

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