Month: December 2012

Georgia Wind meets deadline

The Georgia Mountain Community Wind project is officially on the grid, officials announced last week. Getting all four turbines operational by the December 31 deadline guarantees the project $8 million in federal subsidies. It will cover about 28.5 percent of the $28 million cost, Project Manager Martha Staskus said. The monies are part of the now-expired 1603 Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, that will pay for permitting, turbine parts, construction or other costs in lieu of tax credits. GMCW was one of 70 companies awarded in Vermont; only four others were for wind...

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Notes from the superintendent’s desk

To the members of the Milton Town community, I would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news and events happening across the Milton Town School District. Accomplishments/Recognitions Congratulations to Andrea Bevins, MTSD employee, who became a U.S. citizen on November 20! Farm to School Implementation Grant The Milton Town School District has received a Farm to School Implementation Grant, totaling $7,500. The grant funds will be used for staff training, taste testing and developing our school gardens and collaborating with local growers and producers to provide locally grown foods for our food service. We will also...

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Letter: Boy Scouts serve community

The theme in November for Boy Scout Troop 603 was community service. Throughout the month, the troop held a food drive for the Milton Family Community Center Food Shelf, prepared a meal for the Salvation Army that served 100 people, made desserts for the United Church, and packed and helped distribute 120 Thanksgiving meals, which were donated to needy people in the community. We’re proud to have helped so many hungry people in our community, and we hope our work will encourage others to volunteer to help others as well. Our second community service mission for the month was...

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Letter: Holiday Concert kudos

To Mr. Mears, Ms. McRae, Ms. Bell and the students who performed in the Milton Middle and Elementary School holiday concert: great job!  It was a sweet reminder of all the joy and innocence still present in this chaotic world. Sending major applause to the Middle School band students, who played on during the exodus of people who already had the pleasure of listening to their kids perform. Christina Smith...

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Softball playoff run among year’s brightest spots

There were no team state championships for Milton in 2012, but there was plenty of success in a variety of sports and four individual titles in track and field, including a third straight crown for pole vaulter Karleigh Manfredi. The most surprising success story of the year was the Yellowjacket softball team, which in the tough Metro Division managed just a 6-10 regular-season record but came up two outs short of reaching the Division II championship game last June. After going to East Montpelier and pulling off a 9-3 victory over seventh-seed U-32, 10th-ranked Milton got a big gift...

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