(Photo by Abby Ledoux)

At your own risk

Should recreationists forget the dangers of swimming in potentially contaminated water, new neon signs at Georgia Beach are there to remind them. Town Administrator Mike McCarthy posted “swim at your own risk” notices at the town beach last Friday, cautioning …  Read more

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3 arrested in Georgia

Vermont State Police arrested three Fairfax residents in Georgia last week. Both Kyle Ovitt, 25, and Allison Soutiere, 26, were cited for burglary and violating their conditions of release from previous offenses, VSP said. Kody Ovitt, 18, and Kyle Ovitt …  Read more


State OKs Georgia subdivision

Last week, the state green-lighted a new residential development sited on Georgia’s Route 7. The district environmental commission granted Act 250 approval to Fairfield developer Timothy Reed’s 16-lot, 19-unit subdivision just over one month after his last hearing. The project …  Read more

(Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

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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Police ID fraud suspects

Sometimes, asking for help works. Milton police made two arrests this week following an investigation into credit card fraud after Detective Frank Scalise sought the public’s help identifying two women caught using stolen cards on camera. Police cited Kylee Dubuque, …  Read more

Milton Conservation Commission chairwoman Judy Kinner and husband, Linus, install puncheon boardwalk over the muddiest portions of the Bove connector trail in July 2013. The town recently received a nearly $50,000 grant award to improve the waterlogged trail, which connects the parking lot to the town forest, and make it ADA-compliant. (File photo)

All access

A troubled trail plagued with mud leading to Milton’s Town Forest will soon be accessible to everyone – if a new permitting fee doesn’t threaten the project. A nearly $50,000 grant received this month from Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation’s Recreational …  Read more

A participant at last year's National Night Out plays with a hula hoop at the free event, held this Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the town offices. (File photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Free ‘Night Out’ planned

Face painting, lawn games and dancing – all for free? You’ll find this at Milton’s sixth annual National Night Out, held Tuesday, Aug. 4 in solidarity with programs in all 50 states that build police-community partnerships. At National Night Out, …  Read more

(Photo by Abby Ledoux)

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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