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Milton's annual Winter Festival will kick off Friday, Feb. 7 with a party in Bombardier Park West. Enjoy free pizza, s'mores, hot cocoa and a chance to learn some new dance moves courtesy of Dance Works Academy. 

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As a family physician, I know the power of our diet to impact our health. Starting in the 1980s, “experts” told us that fat was bad, but really it’s the refined carbohydrates and sugar which I typically term “comfort foods” which are the real causes of increases in rates of obesity, diabetes…

GEORGIA — A Milton woman has been charged with a second driving under the influence offense after being found unresponsive in her car.

Between Friday, Jan. 17 and Thursday, Jan. 23 the Milton Police Dept. responded to 166 incidents and calls for service, resulting in four arrests. During that same period, the department issued 19 tickets and 83 warnings.

Social Security can be one source of retirement income for you and your spouse. To maximize your benefits, you’ll need to make some key decisions and be aware of some common myths.

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Between Friday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 16, the Milton Police Dept. responded to 161 incidents and calls for service, resulting in three arrests.

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Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 91-years-old this year. On Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Miltonians gathered at Milton High School (MHS) for, “Visible in Vermont: Our Stories Our Voices,” a panel discussion on the experience of people of color in Vermont.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY — New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is now accepting Nursing Scholarship applications for 2020. Three scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded each year to applicants who qualify.

Do you have a lucky number? Is it between one and 100? The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is hosting their seventh annual Calcutta fundraiser on Feb. 8 at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. The night will include a silent auction and a chance to win big. Tickets cost $150 and include one ball in …

On the afternoon of Jan. 15, a bus bringing Milton Town School District (MTSD) students home had to stop and be evacuated for an incident involving pepper spray.

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Governor Phil Scott announced that President Donald Trump signed a Major Disaster declaration for public infrastructure damage caused by severe storms and flooding throughout Vermont, which occurred on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2019—the Halloween storm. The declaration will provide federal assista…

You’re probably aware this is an election year. During the next several months, the candidates will discuss issues that should greatly interest you as a citizen. But as an investor, how concerned should you be with the results of the presidential and congressional elections?

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MONTPELIER – Vermont will be joining another 12 states, the City of New York and the District of Columbia in challenging new restrictions on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Vermont Attorney General T. J. Donovan announced Thursday.

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Leadership is being shared amongst four officers in the Milton Rescue Dept. while the town searches for a new chief, town manager Don Turner explained at the selectboard’s Jan. 6 meeting.

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At its Jan. 6 meeting, the Milton selectboard agreed to organize a committee to review the town’s charter and heard concerns from a community member and town staff about the conservation planned unit development (PUD) option in the town’s by-laws.

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is asking for donations of new and like-new purses, clutches and handbags for its annual Purrrses for Paws event.

Some people are excited for the New Year, celebrating with parties, countdowns to midnight, and resolutions. Others dread the day, feeling melancholy and even loss.

Castleton UniversityCooper Bushey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

A Milton man is facing his third driving under the influence charge after being stopped on East Road in Colchester on Friday.

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With Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman having declared he is running for governor, former Representative and Milton Town Manager Don Turner is considering another run at the state’s number two position.

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According to a 2018 report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 percent of high school students nationally surveyed said that they drank alcohol and nearly 30 percent reported that someone gave it to them. In Milton, 67 percent of high school seniors reported having h…

A group of Colchester landowners and the town of Milton have joined forces to work on extending Milton’s sewer system across the town line into Colchester.

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The Milton Middle School has nominated Aundrea Nunez of Team Equinox as a Student Stepping Up.

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The Milton Middle School nominated the following students from Team Equinox as Students Stepping Up.

BURLINGTON – In response to a recent report detailing past sexual abuses by members of the clergy, Vermont’s Catholic Church has hired an independent victim assistance coordinator to support abuse survivors and their families.

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Between Friday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 2, the Milton Police Dept. responded to 159 calls and incidents, leading to three arrests.

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We live in a very busy world. Many of us are balancing responsibilities of work and home life as well as additional demands placed on us by our greater communities and society at large. As we head into 2018 one area of personal wellness to focus on that can have tremendous benefits towards i…

the Vermont Agency of Transportation is predicting smooth commuting this morning. Read their full report below.

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In 2020, all food scraps – from businesses and residents – will be banned from Vermont’s landfills. That means, in the New Year, Vermonters must do more than just resolve to compost more – they must be refuse-compliant.

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In busy families, healthy meals can often give way to take out as parents juggle work, child care and afterschool activities. But with meal planning, it’s possible for families to avoid the last minute, ‘what’s for dinner’ trap that leads to less than healthy meals.

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Vegetarian eaters are no longer a minority in North America. There’s as many as 8 million of us here, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

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Rise VT wants you and your family to drink fewer sugar sweetened beverages in the coming year, and for good reason.

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The administration at Milton Elementary School underwent a major change this year, with a restructuring accompanied by the addition of two new staff and job changes for two current school staff.

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Milton started the year with a challenging winter plowing season and ended it with clean-up for a severe storm that damaged roads and culverts.

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After years of confronting acts of hazing and assault committed by members of Milton High School’s football team, the Milton Town School District was ordered to pay one of the victims $280,000.

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It took them two years, but students at Milton High School finally received permission from the school board to fly the Black Lives Matter flag at the school.

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The Milton Historical Society took a big step toward its goal of relocating a house which once belonged to Civil War General George Stannard.

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Voters gave their approval to the Southern Gateway project in 2017, saying ‘yea’ to the use of #1 million in tax increment financing for improvements to Route 7 and the creation of a four-way intersection at Pecor Avenue.

Regardless of age, taking time to talk with others can improve our well-being, providing us with encouragement, hope and inspiration.

Recently, we’ve seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings. However, being mindful doesn’t mean acting on those thou…

COLCHESTER — A Milton man whose car slid off of I-89 southbound at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Monday has been charged with driving under the influence.

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