(Photo illustration by Courtney Lamdin & Abby Ledoux)

A pop of color

It’s been a long winter, and Vermonters are ready for signs of spring. Soon, Miltonians will need not look much farther than the town offices, where six beds of perennials are planned, management fellow Ann Janda said. The town will …  Read more

The Picht family planned to open The Dam Store this week. (L to R) 1st row: Ciera and Todd. 2. Their children Avrie (10), Ashton (5) and Alyssa (8). (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Dam Store to reopen

Ciera Picht remembers stopping at Milton’s Dam Store on the way to her grandparents’ house as a kid, grabbing last-minute bread and milk. Now, Picht will be on the other side of the counter when she and husband, Todd, reopen …  Read more

Top: Four of the five Milton Buddy Program matches are pictured after spending an afternoon together. Back row, L to R: Nathaniel Sheehan and Rhys Keefe; front row, L to R: Paige Hibbard and Abby Fisher, Hannah Perrotte and Destiny North, Colby Gay and Dakota LaFrance. Not pictured: Marisa Sherwood and Grace Williams. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

The buddy system

It’s 3:30 p.m. on a Monday at Milton Elementary School, and third-grader Grace Williams peered out the library door. Grace and four other children were waiting for high-schoolers who were running late. “Maybe some of them got detention,” Grace wondered …  Read more

Planning commissioners (L to R) Tony Micklus, Henry Bonges and Lori Donna are pictured at the Monday, March 16 selectboard public hearing on interim zoning. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Board mulls interim zoning

Milton’s Selectboard took comments for nearly two hours Monday night on a proposal that would temporarily halt certain types of development in downtown districts. The board hosted a public hearing on the Planning Commission’s push for interim zoning, which would …  Read more

Visitors to the Deer Brook natural area are pictured at the trails' opening last summer. The selectboard and conservation commission are discussing where to locate a new parking lot to provide access to the popular destination. (File photo by Abby Ledoux)

‘Let’s get it done’

Georgia Conservation Commission and selectboard members cleared the air on Monday night following a heated Town Meeting Day discussion over a parking lot. “I didn’t want a public shaming,” Conservation Commission Chairman Rob Meader said of Town Meeting. “I didn’t …  Read more

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