(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

Milton Public Library director Meghan Bellavance and children's librarian Kathy Dulac are pictured with Vermont library passports. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Now on tour: Vermont libraries

Summer is the undisputed season of road trips, and the Vermont Library Association wants Vermonters to embark on a special one this summer to visit the state’s public archives. In its inaugural year, the VLA Passport to Vermont Libraries program …  Read more

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Distracted driving persists

With additional reporting by COURTNEY LAMDIN The state’s law prohibiting driving while using a cell phone has been in place for a year, but law enforcement officers are still seeing and stopping drivers for distracted driving. “A substantial number of …  Read more

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Barlow Casey is new manager

Milton’s Selectboard unanimously signed a one-year contract with Donna Barlow Casey, one of two candidates for the town’s next manager, at its meeting Monday night. The decision comes after a four-month search to find a replacement for Brian Palaia, who …  Read more

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