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No vacancy for invasives

Saws hacked and tree limbs cracked as a group of energetic volunteers tackled a sturdy buckthorn, ripping it from the ground. “We’re trying to make sure we get the right trees back in cycle,” explained Chris Boget, director of the …  Read more

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The price of pollution

A $1.7 million decision issued last month by Georgia’s contracted assessor Bill Hinman has left the town’s selectboard feeling blindsided. That was the message the board relayed on July 13, its first meeting since Hinman decreased 34 lakefront property values …  Read more

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Thanks, Jim

A new fixture at Milton Elementary Middle School will now memorialize a late school board member for years to come. An engraved bench in memory of Jim Lyons, who died in April due to diabetes complications, will be installed in …  Read more

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Beginner beekeeping

Additional reporting by COURTNEY LAMDIN At the outset, Gail Wells wasn’t too keen on the 600 fruit trees her husband, Silas, bought and planted three years ago. Nor was she eager to add up to 40,000 bees to their Georgia …  Read more

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Budget passes

Milton voters accepted a new fiscal year 2016 school budget at a revote on Tuesday. The $25.7 million proposal passed 662-606, unofficial results showed. The budget is a 4.74 percent increase in education spending, up 7.01 percent overall, from fiscal …  Read more

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More than the music

Karen Leary directs a different kind of choir, and for its members, it’s about more than the music. A Milton resident, speech-language pathologist and trained musician, Leary will soon conduct the second annual concert of the Aphasia Choir, a group …  Read more

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Board: Miller officially out

The Milton Selectboard is officially no longer considering Sanford Miller a candidate for the next town manager, a board majority voted at a special meeting Tuesday night. The decision comes eight days after the board unanimously voted to enter negotiations …  Read more

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Crews knock down Eagle Mtn. fire

The rocky, ledge-filled terrain on Milton’s Eagle Mountain Natural Area isn’t exactly helping fire crews knock down a forest fire there, but Fire Chief Don Turner said Friday afternoon they’re making progress. Milton crews have been on scene at the …  Read more

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