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

Michael McCarthy is pictured in his  new office. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

A new sheriff in town

The town of Georgia has found a new town administrator in Michael McCarthy, a former police chief and Georgia resident for 36 years. McCarthy assumed his position on June 16, just six days after former administrator Deb Woodward’s last day …  Read more

Milton Selectboard members listen to Peter Hayes, a neighbor opposed to certain amendments to the M2 zoning district, during a public hearing on Monday, June 16. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Waiting for direction

Two hours of testimony didn’t convince the selectboard to accept proposed zoning changes at its meeting last Monday, leaving the planning commission unsure how to proceed. The board voted 3-2 against the proposals, two of which were debated at length …  Read more

Sen. Phil Baruth addresses attendees at Milton's legislative breakfast last December, during which Town Manager Brian Palaia (pictured, background) told Baruth about ideas to incentivize enterprise zones for industrial uses. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Town: Baruth’s bill a good start

Sometimes Milton’s officials leave the town’s annual legislative breakfasts feeling like their concerns aren’t heard, but this session, one lawmaker took a suggestion to Montpelier and emerged with “partial success,” Town Manager Brian Palaia said. The end result isn’t perfect, …  Read more

Georgia Beach manager Kerry Burke is pictured last May at the site of the newly-improved boat launch. (File photo by Jacqueline Cain)

Boat launch ready for summer

Seeing concrete slabs sitting in the Georgia Beach parking lot, visitors may think the boat launch renovation never materialized – but they would be wrong, beach manager Kerry Burke said. “A lot of people seem to think it was never …  Read more

(Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

K9 on duty

“He won’t bite you; don’t worry.” Milton Police Officer Jason Porter stopped his cruiser in a dark lot at Catamount Industrial Park. At 9:45 p.m. on a Wednesday, the business was decidedly closed, but this was just the middle of …  Read more

Milton PD's K9 Hatchi poses for a photo in his ballistic vest, gifted to the town from a local couple via Vested Interest in K-9s, a Mass.-based nonprofit that has outfitted 1,075 police dogs. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Investing in Milton’s K9

Police dogs and their handlers have different strengths in tricky situations, but now Milton’s K9 Hatchi and Officer Jason Porter are more evenly matched in the worst-case scenario. Hatchi, the department’s German shepherd, is now the proud owner of a …  Read more

Deb Woodward's last day in Georgia is June 16. (Courtesy photo)

Woodward steps down

After over a decade in municipal government, Deb Woodward is leaving her post as Georgia town administrator this month. Woodward is breaking from the public sector to return to school to study IT programming, software and support in an eight-week …  Read more

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