Month: November 2010

District forms superintendent search committee

The 15-member superintendent screening committee (above photo) had its first meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16 to discuss the board’s charge in finding a replacement for Marty Waldron when he retires this June. The committee is facilitated by Bob Stevens, a former Milton High School principal who is now a consultant with the Vermont School Boards Association, which the district contracted to help with the search for $6,200. The entire process could cost up to $11,000 if the district pays the estimated amount for supplies, postage, consultant mileage, site visits and other expenses. The committee consists of School Board members Doug...

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Home at last!

About 40 Vermont National Guard members were welcomed home with smiles and tears on Monday, Nov. 22 at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington. Five Milton soldiers were reunited with family, including Spc. Ryan Richard who saw his 3-month-old baby, Mckenzie, for the first time. “It was an amazing feeling to finally see her for the first time in person,” he said, adding that he’d seen pictures online. “Just gorgeous. My whole family – it’s the best feeling.” Richard was on his first deployment in Kabul, mentoring Afghan police forces. At home, he’s a licensed nurse...

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Locals finish as semifinalists in cooking competition

Just four years ago, Laurie Kimball hated to cook. “It was boring. It wasn’t fun,” she said. “It was the same old thing all the time.” Hearing this, one would never think that Kimball would ever enter, let alone place, in a regional cooking competition. But she did. Kimball was one of two Milton residents to finish as a semifinalist in the Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off in Portland, Maine on October 30. Joanna Scott, a Milton Middle High School health teacher, also attended the fast-paced contest where she, Kimball and 28 others from the region had 45 minutes...

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Police say brothers involved in thefts, credit card fraud

Milton Police charged a Highgate man with burglary, thefts from cars, credit card fraud and other crimes and are still looking for his accomplice brother, according to a Nov. 18 press release. Scott P. Allen, 41, was charged with such crimes in Chittenden and Franklin counties after police say he confessed during a search warrant at his home on Nov. 11. Det. Cpl. Paul Locke said both Scott Allen and his brother, Dean L. Allen, 43, of South Hero, committed multiple thefts from locked vehicles by breaking the windows, including four in Milton on Westford Road, Sanderson Road and...

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High school to put on ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Audiences will be transported from an auditorium to a royal castle in Milton High School’s musical rendition of “Once Upon a Mattress” this week. The play is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea.” It chronicles Prince Dauntless’ quest to find a “true princess”: a designation determined by his clingy mother Queen Aggravain’s tests. Sophomore Gavin Cook plays the drab Dauntless who must find a wife before anyone else in the kingdom can be married. He finally finds Winnifred Woebegone, who must pass Aggravain’s “test of sensitivity”: the queen will place a...

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