Month: May 2013

Letter: We have had enough, and so have you

I received your “Revised FY 14 School Budget” in the mail. You were careful to show us the additional reductions that you have made to the FY14 budget. I was totally impressed with the presentation. We made note, however, that the only item you eliminated from spending was $12,865 for the “After School Activity Bus” – due in part to low participation. All the other reductions were either cost avoidance or consolidation of activities into other areas. We have no confidence any serious study was made to truly reduce or eliminate costs. At the same time there is no...

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Letter: 250th needs volunteers

Milton’s 250th Birthday is June 8, 2013, and the 250th Birthday Committee has planned a great day on the 8th as well as more activities on July 4. In order to make this event possible, we need you! Below is a list of the volunteers we need to make the June 8 event the best birthday ever, so grab a friend or two and plan on jumping in knee deep! Everyone will get training before the event. Take a look, pick what looks like fun for you, and then sign up at, email Jake at or call...

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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: Milton High School’s National Honor Society members had fun with friends at the Arrowhead Senior Center for the annual social gathering earlier this spring. New Principal The Milton Town School District is pleased to announce Troy Nolan-Watkins will be joining the school district on July 1 as the new principal for grades pre-K through 2. Mr. Nolan-Watkins currently serves as the principal at Grand Isle School. He lives with...

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Milton’s Vermont City Marathon results

Female 131        Nora Varhue    3:40:36 167        Mariana Bartonicek    3:45:23 368        Mary Dostie    4:02:59 464        Emily Rouleau    4:11:07 593        Sheena Fisher    4:20:40 726        Dee Christie    4:32:49 796        Erin Demers    4:41:57 834        Susan Brodeur    4:44:58 1050      Laura Delisle    5:15:09 1100      Melissa Gaudio    5:28:16 1107      Leah Follensbee    5:30:00 1179      Melissa Steward    5:58:53 1180      Valerie Maurice    5:59:06 1209      Sandra Bachand    6:30:04 Male 368        Eric Lothrop    3:33:06 388        Brian Letourneau    3:35:34 393        Eric Brigham    3:35:58 722        Douglas C Marek    4:00:33 831        Thomas Perry    4:08:54 1011  ...

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O’Donnell holds off Sweet for Memorial Day Classic win

Derrick O’Donnell held off a late charge from King of the Road Nick Sweet to pick up the victory in his first-ever Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road on Monday. O’Donnell started third in the 30-car field, needing only six laps to claim the lead from Trampas Demers. 2012 Thunder Road track champion Sweet quickly worked his way from his 12th starting position to fifth by lap 41, and by lap 58 — after the third of six caution periods — had cracked the top three. Sweet pulled into second with 12 laps to go, looking...

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