Author: Tom Marble

Fireworks business looks to open in town

Milton’s Development Review Board reviewed an application last Thursday that, if approved, would allow a business to sell consumer fireworks during the summer months. The conditional use approval request, submitted by Matthew Lavigne and William Kirk, asked the board to approve the use of approximately 11 acres owned by David Goodrich Properties located at 496 Route 7 South in the Checkerberry zoning district for temporary consumer fireworks sales out of a commercial display tent ending August 31. The hearing began with town planner Jeff Castle reading a letter submitted by adjacent landowner Michael McCormick urging the board to deny...

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Wednesday, March 15 – Tuesday, March 21

WRITTEN WARNINGS 46 TICKETS 5 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal 4 Speeding 2 Uninsured vehicles 1 Underage drinking ARRESTS 1 Domestic assault 1 DUI, first offense 1 Excessive speed 1 Petit larceny 1 Violating conditions of release TOTAL CALLS 140 3/15, 10:59 a.m., Suspicious, Boysenberry Dr. A caller reported someone had gained access to their Google account and was concerned about electronic stalking. The case was turned over to Detective Frank Scalise. 3/15, 12:25 p.m., Vandalism, U.S. Route 7 Cpl. Scott Philbrook responded to a report of vehicle that was struck during the evening while it was parked. The passenger side...

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Wednesday, March 1 – Tuesday, March 14

NOTE: This log spans two weeks. WRITTEN WARNINGS 95 TICKETS 11 Speeding 9 Operation after suspension/revocation/refusal 4 Uninsured vehicle 1 Driver possessed open container 1 Operation on approach to emergency vehicles 1 Regulations in municipalities 1 Uninspected vehicle 1 Unregistered vehicle ARRESTS 3 DUI, first offense 2 Excessive speed 1 Domestic assault 1 Unlawful trespass TOTAL CALLS 312 3/1, 1:01 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint, Milton Officer Ed Larente responded to a report of an erratic vehicle. He later located the parked vehicle and did not observe it leave. 3/1, 4:48 p.m., Suspicious, Villemaire Ln. Officer Larente responded to a...

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Milton Grange future management uncertain

Jim Ballard and his wife have been Milton Grange members for 20 years, but in recent months, the chapter has found it difficult to remain active in the agricultural organization and the community. Holding regular meetings, hosting and organizing events has been increasingly hard in large part because it has become complicated for its members to travel – especially in the winter months – and upgrades to its downtown River Street building are necessary. “We’ve got members that are 60-year members,” Ballard said. “But most of them now are in their 70s and 80s.” With the Grange’s ability to...

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Artists’ guild readies new space for public opening

After nearly two months of preparation, the Milton Artists’ Guild is gearing up to debut its new art center during a soft opening April 1. Since accepting the 6,270-square foot space in the old Hannaford plaza – offered to them rent-free for a year by Pomerleau Real Estate – at the end of January, guild members have focused on furnishing and organizing the space. “The doors will be open to anyone who wants to come in, check it out, say hello and look at the art,” guild president Gisela Alpert said. Late last week, several artists began bringing their...

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