Running free

While the last two years saw rainfall during Milton’s Freedom 5K, this year’s race was held under hot, cloudless skies on Saturday, June 28. Notwithstanding the conditions, a field of 110 runners and walkers completed the 12th edition of this …  Read more

(Photo by Toby Kilburn)

It’s not easy being blue

A Milton resident was surprised to find this blue frog (pictured above) in his backyard pond on Hardscrabble Road last month. Everett Marshall, natural heritage information manager at Vermont Fish & Wildlife, identified it as a blue morph of the …  Read more

A group from Milton has mobilized to save the home of storied Civil War Gen. George J. Stannard, credited with stopping a vital Confederate charge in the Battle of Gettysburg. (Public domain photo)

Rallying for the general

The informal group that led the charge to restore General Stannard’s former residence last summer has again found momentum. Now complete an assessment of the ramshackle home near the Milton-Colchester border, the group will formalize its membership at an organizational …  Read more

Selectmen John Bartlett and John Gifford testify at the board's June 16 public hearing. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Board edits zoning

There shall be no hotels in a small, downtown zoning district in Milton. So resolved the Milton Selectboard at its meeting last week after considerable debate that spanned two meetings and drew a larger-than-normal crowd. After a confusing exchange of …  Read more


Yard sales to boost club

By shopping at select Milton yard sales this weekend, bargain hunters will be supporting local students. The Middle School Boosters Club is hosting the first-ever Milton Community Yard Sale on Saturday, July 19. Participating sellers from all around town pay …  Read more

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