Author: Tom Marble

Mock DUI crash aims to educate

Last week, in the back parking lot of Milton High School, Gina Masse acted out her worst nightmare. Dressed in a shirt smeared with fake blood, Skyler, Masse’s son and a sophomore at MHS, placed a frantic call to his mother from his cellphone. He had just been in a serious car accident, he said, and his friends were hurt. Moments later, as Milton police, fire and rescue members arrived at the scene of the two-car crash, an emotional, teary-eyed Masse rushed to her son’s side, hugging him, scolding him and demanding to know why he had gotten in...

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Wednesday, May 10 – Tuesday, May 16

WRITTEN WARNINGS 34 TICKETS 3 Speeding 2 Gross limits on highways 2 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal 2 Uninsured vehicle 2 Unregistered vehicle 2 Using portable electronic device 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 1 Stop sign ARRESTS 1 Grossly negligent operation TOTAL CALLS 161 5/10, 1:43 a.m., Suspicious, U.S. Route 7 While at the Jolley Short Stop, Cpl. Jason Porter heard a female yelling from the area of Centre Drive. He subsequently spoke with an intoxicated male and female who said they’d been in an argument with a friend. Porter located the other female involved, who was also intoxicated, and provided...

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Digging in: Gen. Stannard House Committee preps for archaeological review

Even before it became the site of Gen. George Stannard’s Civil War-era home, the plot of land off Route 7 in Milton and the surrounding area was steeped in American history.  The parcel situated in front of Gardener’s Supply, as well as land on the other side of road, has been a known Native American site for 50 years, said Scott Dillon, a survey archaeologist with the Vt. Division for Historic Preservation. Because artifacts like spear points, fire hearth features and chips from stone tools dating back thousands of years have been unearthed there, according to the University of...

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Wednesday, May 3 – Tuesday, May 9

WRITTEN WARNINGS 60 TICKETS 7 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal 4 Using portable electronic device 2 Gross limits on highways 2 Speeding 1 Misuse of number plates 1 Texting while operating motor vehicle 1 Uninspected vehicle 1 Uninsured vehicle ARRESTS 1 Domestic aggravated assault 1 Inference with access to emergency services 1 Violation of conditions of release TOTAL CALLS 203 5/3, 12:15 a.m., Animal problem, North Rd. Officer Bill Bosworth responded to a report of a loose horse in the area. He checked the area but was unable to locate the horse. 5/3, 2:54 p.m., Suspicious, Bombardier Rd.  Sgt. Paul Locke...

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District awarded Flexible Pathways state grant

Last month, Milton became one of 13 school districts and supervisory unions in Vermont to receive the Flexible Pathways Expansion Grant. Disbursed by the Vt. Agency of Education, the grants were awarded to districts and unions to help provide personalized learning opportunities for Vermont’s students in a continued effort to support and implement Act 77 – the Flexible Pathways Initiative, according to a press release.  Grant funding was divided in three categories: career advisory, work-based learning and expanding learning opportunities. Milton was awarded just over $18,000 to bolster its student career advisory and exploration opportunities. “The goal is to...

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