Roads were, as is often the case, a major topic of conversation at the Milton Selectboard’s meeting on Oct. 7. But there was an unusual item on the agenda — coyotes.
More than a thousand ghouls, monsters and superheroes are expected to descend on Milton’s Bombardier Park West on Friday, Oct. 25 in search of candy and other goodies.
Alan K. Kinney III was recently named president of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association. He is principal at Kinney Insurance Agency, with his brother Drew Kinney. Kinney Insurance has offices in Milton, St. Albans and South Hero.
Vermont SportsCar is off to a fast start at it’s new facility in Milton — literally. After a few engine revs to ready the crowd, one of Vermont SportsCar’s signature Subaru cars tore down Gonyeau Road last Friday, through a blue ribbon and into the company’s next chapter.
Milton High School (MHS) enacted a new procedure this school year prohibiting cell phone use in classrooms in an effort to curb the negative impacts of screen addiction. Some students are thankful for the relief from social media, but so far, reinforcement of the rule has proved rocky.
MILTON — Julie Jones said she raised "a couple hundred dollars" for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer when she started fundraising for the awareness walk in late August.
Four enormous pumpkins boxed it out for first place at the Milton Farmers Market last Thursday evening, with a 220 pounder taking home the Great Pumpkin title. Christian Dymond won first place with his vibrant orange gourd, Macy MacBeth claimed second place with a 189 pound pumpkin, Leila Ma…
Judge dismisses district’s request for summary judgment A victim in the Milton High School hazing scandal may soon get his day in court after a judge ruled that a jury could potentially find the former student has enough evidence to support his claims against the school district. Filed in 2017, the lawsuit alleges that the […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI The Milton Town School District on Aug. 26 awarded a bid to Essex-based KJ Construction to build its new administrative office building, to be located at 12 Bradley Street, just South of Milton Elementary and Middle School. The firm beat out five other contractors with a price tag of $899,790. Funding […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI Joy Spencer has always loved scented candles. In fact, she’s just fine with saying she’s obsessed with them. But when she discovered the paraffin wax candles she was using were giving her headaches, she looked for a better product, and then began making her own candles out of soy wax, a material […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI Milton Police Officer Matthew McQueen is in his fourth year on the force. The Westford native says he always wanted to go into law enforcement; he has family members who were officers. Before going to the Vermont Police Academy, McQueen earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from Castleton University, and went on […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI The Milton Town School District wants to redesign how teachers deal with behavior and discipline problems in the classroom. Specifically, the district wants to add a Restorative Practices policy, which focuses on dialogue and inclusion, giving a voice to both the offender and the victim, with the goal of “restoring” harmony and […]
By COLIN FLANDERS The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington last week released a report naming 39 priests who dating back to 1950 have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children in Vermont. Four of the accused served at St. Ann Catholic Church for at least a portion of their careers (See the accompanying list for […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI Milton Police detective Nick Hendry wants to create a database of privately owned security cameras, and he’s inviting residents to sign up. The Community Camera Program, which is voluntary, would add one more tool for officers seeking a suspect or looking for evidence that could lead to a conviction. As video surveillance […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI The student activist group Milton for Social Justice on Monday won the right to fly the Black Lives Matter flag from the pole at the high school. The victory was the culmination of a two-year effort by the group, during which they had to organize their message, repeatedly state their case to […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI The selectboard on Monday gave the green light for the surety bond for the private mixed use development known as the 444 Route 7 project. A surety bond is a legal document that guarantees funds will be available should there be any issues the town needs to repair or address from the […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI Milton Tree Warden Chris Dulmer has completed his second round in the Biggest Tree contest, this time awarding the honor to a sugar maple. Long time resident Melvin Gordon, who lives on Hardscrable Road, owns the tree that took the prize, said Dulmer. “The tree has enjoyed a long life, likely pushing […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI The selectboard on Monday voted to adopt a new set of standards from the Vermont Agency of Transportation, designed to mitigate erosion and runoff to state waterways. Adopting the new standards lets the town qualify for an additional 10 percent in state funding through town highway grants, but it also requires the […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI The mentoring program at the Milton Community Youth Coalition wants to hold regular events through the Milton Artists Guild. The program first collaborated with MAG in the spring of 2018, and again just last spring., when kids and their mentors got to learn from local artists and create art on their own. […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI Milton Police Sgt. Paul Locke grilled hamburgers and hotdogs on the front lawn at Minor Funeral Home Monday. He served a little more than 100 people while kids had fun with balloon animals and learned about bus safety. The event, a partnership with the Chittenden County Safe Highway Accident Reduction Program, or […]
By NEIL ZAWICKI Cornerstone Community Church Pastor Paul Somerville believes everything happens for a reason. With that conviction, he and his congregation are moving forward with optimism after the August 16 car crash that left his church on Bombardier Road heavily damaged. Somerville, a former police officer, awoke to a phone call just after 3 […]
According to Milton Police Corporal Christopher Grenier, the teens started their run at Bombardier Park West at around 3 a.m. and failed to stop once they approached the church. The car punched through the wall of the church and dropped five feet into the basketball court, continuing at spee…
The Milton Public Works department wants to modify most of the town’s 32 cul de sacs in order to spend less time on snow removal in the circular road spurs. This season, they’re starting with just one, at the end of Quarry Road off North Road.
The Milton Town School Board on Monday approved the procedures that will let student activist groups fly flags that support their cause on the high school flagpole. Those procedures include a clause — added before the vote — that gives the board the right to remove any particular flag at the…
An otherwise unsightly water storage building on the Milton-Georgia border will become a work of art, thanks to the efforts of the Milton Artists Guild and funding from the Georgia Fire District.
Eleven-year-old Michael Chouinard will be new to Milton Elementary School this year. He’s a little nervous about that, but on Aug. 2 the incoming sixth grader was enjoying his final day at culinary camp, sponsored by the Milton Recreation department and held at the Milton Middle School cafeteria.
Thirteen-year-old Milton artist Tess Follensbee was a bit nervous on Thursday night at Artist in Residence in downtown St Albans. After all, it was her very first gallery show reception.
There’s a new face at the Milton Town School District office. Following the retirement of business manager Don Johnson, Katie Glover will fill the role. Her first day on the job was July 1.
Mansfield Heliflight owner Eric Chase began his career as a helicopter pilot and parts dealer began in the 1980s, when he was an art student at the University of Vermont.
A July 16 trip by two selectboard members to a conference at the White House could help the town get a long-awaited piece of equipment held up by a presidential executive order, but one former board member wonders if the trip could have been done with just one person.
Milton Farmers Market manager Keely Agan wants everyone to embrace fresh, local produce, and her motives are not as much economic as they are nutritional.
Tony Moulton and Tabatha Kittson of the Milton Community Youth Coalition speak like insurgents in a bunker from their basement office across from the high school.
Milton Public Works Director David Allerton asked the selectboard on July 15 for $19,940 to replace the three hydro pneumatic tanks at the Steeplechase Lane High Service Water System facility. The board approved the request.
Nick and Lauren Mark are excited. Their Milton neighbors are as well. That’s because the Milton couple are bringing a craft cider house to the red brick building at the intersection of Main Street and Route 7 in the old village district.
Insider frontman Zac Young has his hands full these days. The Milton alt rock band is finding some mild success in venues both in and outside Vermont, and he’s playing the role of band manager. Since the Independent last spoke with him, the band has earned an Aug. 16 headliner spot at Highe…
That voice belonged to Steve Delaney – longtime NBC News correspondent – and was silenced at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in Charlotte, N.C., after a valiant struggle with overwhelming health issues.