I am announcing my candidacy to run for the state Senate as a Republican from here in Chittenden County. I am a retired school business manager with over 20 years experience managing the finances and operations of various school districts … Read more
I am pleased to announce I will be running for re-election to the Vermont Senate in the upcoming election. Serving as a Chittenden County Senator continues to be a true honor. After my many years of advocacy for progressive and … Read more
Milton Grange #522 held its annual Community Service Citizenship Award ceremony on Thursday, May 12 at the Milton Grange. This year’s recipient was the Milton Rescue Department. The ceremony started at 6 p.m. with a delicious potluck dinner put on … Read more
The Milton Family Community Center would like to thank the Milton Letter Carriers for collecting donations for the annual NLC Association Stamp Out Hunger food drive, and everyone who put food out for them to collect. MFCC picked up 1,000 … Read more
Georgia residents, Do you know: There was a sexual harassment complaint filed at the Georgia Fire Department that was not investigated to the complainant’s satisfaction through legal channels. There was no investigation into an accident with a fire truck driven … Read more
This has been a very difficult time for the town of Georgia as we said final goodbyes to our deceased volunteer firefighter Steve Lapierre and continue to comfort his family. I wanted you to know I have heard from many … Read more
This is a message to the person or persons who took an item from my brother’s grave. What you took is of no value to you but of sentimental value to me. It’s hard enough moving forward after such a … Read more
When was the last time you got a handwritten letter in the mail? Or even an email with a salutatory greeting and a complimentary close? While thoughtful correspondence is perhaps a dying art, it appears to be alive and kicking … Read more
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