Month: October 2012

Donald Pecor

Milton – Donald William Pecor, 66, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at his home in Milton. Donald was born on January 19, 1946 in Colchester, the son of Donald and Dorothy (Costello) Pecor. Don was self-employed for more than 30 years, restoring and selling cars. He was an outdoorsman who loved being in the woods or driving on a back road looking for signs of wildlife.  Bear hunting was what Don enjoyed doing most of all.  He shared hunting stories with all who would show the slightest interest. On the weekends in the...

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Letter: The real ‘War on Women’

President Obama’s campaign accuses opponents of conducting a ‘war on women’, a slogan ginned up to stimulate the president’s liberal supporters. As usual a policy disagreement becomes a ‘war’ or a ‘hate crime’. Indeed women are being victimized but not in the way portrayed. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the largest abortion provider in America, zealously supported by the Obama administration, performs hundreds of thousands of abortions annually. PPFA’s annual budget exceeds $1 billion, and roughly 46 percent comes from federal, state and local government. Approximately half of those abortions destroy unborn girls; that’s the real war...

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Letter: Robert Letovsky, Independent for Vermont Senate

I am writing in support of Robert Letovsky, Independent candidate for Vermont Senate. Robert will bring a much needed focus on how to improve our Vermont economy in the areas of tax revenues and job growth, funding of the state’s retirement system and implementing an effective and affordable energy strategy. We need Robert’s voice in the Vermont Senate. He offers three very good reasons: expanding the economic base so that our kids don’t have to leave the state to find a good job that will pay a livable wage; finding a way to put the state’s retirement system in...

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Field hockey falls in playoff, 4-0

U-32 displayed skillful tackling, well-connected passing and balanced scoring while dispatching Milton 4-0 in Friday’s Division II field hockey quarterfinal. The No. 2 Raiders dominated the first half and took a 3-0 lead into the break. Abby Daniels scored first for U-32 at 21:57. She was assisted by Stacy Woolaver, who took the ball away from a Milton defender along the end line, headed to the goal and fired a shot that deflected out in front of the cage. Daniels and Woolaver switched roles to produce the Raiders’ second goal at 10:48. Wolaver sent the rebound of Daniels shot...

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Waiting for turbines atop Georgia Mtn.

Hard-hatted workers talked about road trips and what to eat for dinner while waiting for three 164-foot turbine blades to arrive atop Georgia Mountain last Wednesday. Around noon, all the beeps, scrapes and whirs of a construction zone had ceased. A 130-ton crane sat near a freshly graded swath of dirt where the blades would be laid. All was quiet atop the ridgeline that spans between Milton and Georgia, the soon-to-be site of four, 2.5-megawatt turbines. It was lunchtime at the Georgia Mountain Community Wind Project. Earlier in the day, Project Manager Martha Staskus’ excitement was palatable as she...

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