Tap into profit

Every morning, Donnie Richards wakes up on his farm, gazes out at his 106-acre sugarbush and wonders – how can I challenge Mother Nature today? “I keep learning to outsmart those trees. Sometimes they get me,” the 62-year-old Milton man …  Read more

Musicians head to All State

Auditions for the statewide All State Music Festival aren’t easy, but two Milton High School students made the cut this year. Sophomores Brielle McDonald and Ryan Racicot will bring their musical talents to St. Johnsbury this year, from May 8 …  Read more

Elks share knowledge

Elroy the Elk received a warm welcome from Milton Elementary students last month, and he came bearing gifts. Every year, the Burlington Elks club hands out 500 dictionaries to third and fourth-graders in Chittenden County, said Elroy aka Gary Poirier, …  Read more

Smoke damages home after fire

Milton fire crews quickly extinguished a blaze at a Birchwood home on Monday night, Fire Chief Don Turner said. Crews arrived at 9:40 p.m. to find heavy smoke inside and under the home. Firefighters removed the home’s skirting and attacked …  Read more

GEMS hits the court

In its fifth year, the annual student/staff basketball games pit middle-schoolers against their teachers at Georgia Elementary and Middle School. Organized by seventh grade math teacher Tony Hardy this year, the big gym was packed with parents and friends, who …  Read more

Locals lead Spartans to Sweet Sixteen

Five local women have helped key Castleton State’s historic run to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament. Jade Desroches (Enosburg, ’11), Shelby LaBarge (BFA-St. Albans, ’10), Stephanie Bull (Milton, ’10), Eva Clark (BFA-St. Albans, …  Read more

Messages from Montpelier

By Mitzi Johnson Grand Isle-Chitt. After I write this, but before it hits newsstands, the House Appropriations Committee will vote on the budget. The governor’s FY15 budget recommendation relies on $14 million in new revenue. We were able to find …  Read more

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