(Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Saluting the heroes’ heroes

A shower of flower petals carried by a warm wind rained upon spectators at Milton’s Memorial Day celebration, a confetti-like covering that contrasted with the day’s somber occasion. Miltonians gathered at the town offices Monday to remember those fallen in …  Read more

(File photo by Abby Ledoux)

GFD appeals conclude

Living across the street from Georgia Fire Chief Keith Baker, Jordan Valyou learned about the fire service just from proximity. When he was old enough to join the department, he did just that. Years later, Valyou was positioned across from …  Read more


Milton seeks CFO

After months of sorting out accounting confusion, the town of Milton is advertising for a highly qualified finance director to oversee the department. The position has been vacant since November, when Joanne Davis left the post; town treasurer John Gifford …  Read more

Colchester police Officer Jesse Treier performs an overhead squat at 802 CrossFit in Essex Jct. (Photo courtesy of 802 CrossFit)

Cops and CrossFit

The two-dozen athletes gathered at 802 CrossFit in Essex Junction were not dressed in typical workout attire last Friday afternoon. Participants fastened inflated balloons to headbands and zipped up colored jumpsuits. Others donned superhero capes and masks, posing for photos …  Read more

Final call for Steven Lapierre

Suspended from two ladder firetrucks in radiant late spring sunlight, a giant American flag flapped in the breeze on Saturday afternoon. Below it, a cadre of first responders from across the state and beyond stood in formation, saluting the convoy …  Read more

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