You can keep letter carriers safe

We’d like Milton and Georgia pet owners to take a moment and look at the world through their dog’s eyes. Eating, sleeping and playing take up most of their day. The one job they do have, at least in their minds, is protecting their turf and their family.

“It’s OK, he won’t bite you” is a phrase heard often by letter carriers. But the truth is that all dogs will bite if they feel their territory or family is being threatened.

To protect your mail carrier, or anyone who may visit your home make sure that your dog is inside, or restrained out of reach of your door, when you’re expecting a delivery. Before opening your door to accept or sign for a package place your pet in another room, secured out of sight of what they may consider a threatening transaction. Make sure any children in the home also understand the need to separate the family pet and a visitor at the door.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Dog bites account for more than one third of all liability claims against homeowners insurance.

With your help, we can keep our carriers, your neighbors and your dog safe. Thank you for being a responsible pet owner and for protecting your pet, and our letter carrier as we continue to bring packages and other important correspondence to your door each day.

Cathleen Moss
Milton Postmaster


Egg Hunt thank you

Happy spring! Milton Recreation would like to thank all who attended the annual Egg Hunt in Bombardier Park West on Saturday, March 31 – what a beautiful day! It was a joy to see such a huge crowd of children ages 0-9 and their families having a wonderful time hunting down over 3,500 candy-filled plastic eggs, visiting with The Bunny, hanging out with baby goats, having their faces painted, enjoying hot cocoa, music and more.

Milton Recreation would like to thank event sponsor Rich Jones State Farm Agency; “Golden Egg” sponsor Jenkins Auto Repair; Milton Hannaford, Kinney Drug, Four Season Real Estate and IT Services for their generous candy donations; Spare Time for bowling certificates; Milton Girl and Boy Scouts and other volunteers for stuffing and “hiding” the eggs; Girl Scout Troop #30612 for Face Painting & Lawn Games; G & M Goat Farm for bringing along four adorable and energetic goats; photographers Greg Burbo and Harjit Dhaliwal for capturing the moment; Morgan Jones, aka “The Bunny” and her helper Brett Stankiewicz; emcee John Lindsay; Karlo Salminen for the use of his PA system; and Milton Fire & Rescue Departments for delivering The Bunny to and from the event. 

Thanks again to all and we look forward to the Egg Hunt 2019 – fingers crossed it will be a sunny spring day once again!

Kym Duchesneau
Coordinator, Milton Recreation


Can you say hypocrite?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were some 1,400 abortions performed in Vermont in 2014. That’s 1,400 babies cut out of their mothers’ wombs. During that same period there were no school shootings in Vermont. Zero! Someone please explain to me why protesters in Vermont are condemning gun owners. I haven’t killed a baby ever in my life! Don’t tell me you hypocrites care about others when you say nothing about all the children killed legally.

Alan Hatch