Milton Recreation's Winter Festival returns for its seventh year on the weekend of February 13 - 15. Sled dogs, pictured above at last year's event, will dash through the snow again this year. (File photo by Harjit Dhaliwal)

Chilly cheer

Milton may be spared the worst of the blizzard that blanketed the northeast, but any Vermonter knows winter here is more than a season – it’s practically a lifestyle. Milton Recreation will celebrate that with food, fun and games at …  Read more

(Photo by Harjit Dhaliwal)

So long, farewell

Town and state officials gathered to bid adieu to departing town manager Brian Palaia on Monday, Jan. 26, where he received several keepsakes, including a framed shot of Milton by local photographer Betsy Finstad and wooden art by Milton Artists …  Read more

Paul Bohne, former Shelburne town manager, will take over for a few months once Brian Palaia departs for Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy of Shelburne News)

Interim manager hired

Selectboard members unanimously appointed a newly retired town manager to take Milton’s helm until a permanent leader is hired. Paul Bohne, former Shelburne town manager for 13 years who retired last March, will start in Milton on January 29, a …  Read more

Town manager Brian Palaia is pictured at a special meeting Dec. 22 to discuss his impending departure. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Post-Palaia plan emerges

Milton’s Selectboard is moving forward with hiring a new town manager now that Brian Palaia’s resignation is final. Milton’s town manager since July 2010, Palaia officially resigned at Monday night’s Selectboard meeting now that he’s agreed to a three-year contract …  Read more

(Courtesy of David Shenk)

Senior apts.leasing soon

Developers of a brand-new senior housing facility will begin taking rental applications early this year. Haydenberry Commons will be a 34-unit, three-story complex when it officially opens this summer, owner/developer David Shenk said, adding “but we’re taking interest today.” The …  Read more

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Checking up on book patrons

Starting this month, Georgia residents who want to check their blood pressure need look no further than the town library. Georgia Public Library is one of 12 statewide partnering with the Vermont Department of Health to offer blood pressure monitors …  Read more

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