Month: November 2013

Town goes electric

The town of Milton’s vehicle fleet just got larger – but only by a little bit. The Mitsubishi MiEV, only 5 feet tall, 5 feet wide and 12 feet long, is the town’s new shared pool vehicle, and it’s all electric, the town’s first. Plug it in, and it’s good to go. Despite not having a standard internal combustion engine, the MiEV does zip along, Zoning Administrator Taylor Newton and Management Intern Jake Hemmerick learned last Friday, when they picked it up. “It’s pretty surprising – it drives a lot like a regular vehicle,” Hemmerick said. “It was expecting...

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$91k will boost farm partnership

In another first for the Milton School District’s food service program, it was awarded a $91,000 grant for farm-to-school, this time directly from the federal government. The United States Department of Agriculture announced last week MTSD was one of 42 states to get funding to connect schools with local farmers. The program will serve 2.8 million students nationwide. “Farm-to-school programs teach students where food comes from, while providing healthy foods that are grown locally on farms and ranches across the nation,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a press release. Milton believes it is the first Vermont school...

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MHS teen’s personal essay published

Writing helped Hannah Carlin recover from her eating disorder, but not necessarily the way one might think. “You’re beautiful,” she wrote on a sticky note, taped inside her school binder. “You’re perfect just the way you are,” said another note, greeting Carlin when she looked in the mirror. The Milton high-schooler said she needed to be reminded of those facts as she recovered from a tough year, which she handled by barely eating anything. Now, Carlin’s essay, “My Biggest Flaw,” shares her story of recovery with a wider audience after it was published in the Young Writers’ Project Anthology...

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Notes from the Superintendent’s Desk

To the members of the Milton community, I would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news and events happening across the Milton Town School District: Accomplishments/recognitions: Farm-To-School Grant: I am pleased to announce the Milton Town School District’s food service program has been awarded a $91,000 farm-to-school grant from the USDA. This is no small accomplishment, given that no other school in Vermont has received a direct federal grant of this nature in several years, if at all. Congratulations to Steve Marinelli and his staff! Milton Community Dinners: The Milton Community Dinner was an overwhelming success...

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‘Hungry Heart’ shows real struggles

If Vermonters thought they knew the faces of drug abuse, “Hungry Heart” proved them wrong. The 90-minute film, shot primarily in St. Albans, showed that opiate abuse affects everyone from dairy farmers to CitiFinancial higher-ups, not just the homeless and poor. “These are ordinary Vermonters who need our help. The stories are very real,” said Carol Durett of Milton, also director of planning for Fletcher Allen Health Care, an underwriter. “They could be your neighbor. They could be your son, your mother.” More than 40 people attended the Milton Community Youth Coalition’s film screening on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at...

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