Month: January 2014

Lake leaders play to draw

A pair of goals a minute apart late in the third period was all the scoring in Saturday’s Lake Division battle between two teams fighting for top-four playoff seeds. Milton’s Ian Pelkey broke a scoreless tie 10:48 into the final period, assisted by Hunter Goodwin. But Braden McCarthy evened it up for Woodstock just 61 seconds later, with assists from Connor McCarthy and Nick Donaldson. The teams were just as even in scoring chances, with Brandon Rhoades making 25 saves in the Yellowjacket goal while Woodstock’s Conner Black finished with 23 saves. Woodstock had a seven-game winning streak come...

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Commodores sail away in second half

There have been few games this season in which the Milton boys basketball team hasn’t competed. But all those close results haven’t added up to wins. The Yellowjackets suffered another frustrating result last Friday, when Milton rallied to pull even with Vergennes late in the second quarter before the Commodores pulled away for a 56-36 win. The loss dropped the Jackets to 1-11, with six of those losses by 10 points or fewer. Down 12-2 midway through the first quarter, and 13-7 after one, Cole Reilly opened the second quarter with a long three, then Ryan Brown stripped the...

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Eagles soar past Yellowjackets, 61-26

Sam Driscoll and Ashlie Fay scored 17 points each and defending Division II state champion Mt. Abraham shut down the Milton offense last Saturday for a 61-26 victory. The 10-3 Eagles have a few more losses this winter than they had in their 23-1 title run a year ago, but all were to top Division I programs. Champlain Valley Union, the defending Division I champ that has won all 13 games by double-digit margins, handed Mt. Abe two of its losses. The other was to 7-5 South Burlington, one of nine teams jockeying for position in D-I behind CVU...

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Messages from Montpelier

By CAROLYN BRANAGAN Franklin-1 I continue to be very concerned about the financial stability of our state. The media report “rosy” expectations for Vermont’s economic future, but from what I can see, caution is needed now more than ever. Actual revenue receipts are very close to the projections made last July, and there are no increases in the expectations for the rest of FY14. State revenues are nearly identical to where they were in July 2013 in each of the three major funds: the transportation fund, the education fund and the general fund. When considering the overall revenue situation...

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Letter: Science fair seeks judges

The Milton Middle School will be hosting a school-wide science fair on February 12, from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. We are in need of volunteers to serve as judges for the event. Judges will be working in pairs and assessing 10 projects on display beside the student scientists themselves. They will be judging the science, inquiry, writing and communication skills exhibited for each project. We are looking for individuals that have a sufficient background which enables them to critique the students’ work. Ideally, we would like volunteers from around the community and surrounding towns as well. The middle school...

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