Month: October 2015

Milton girls win championship, 3-1

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Freshman Tatum Shappy put Milton ahead nine minutes into Saturday’s Division II girls soccer state championship game against No. 1 seed U-32, and senior Cait Dabagian added a pair in the second half for a 3-1 victory. The title is Milton’s fifth in the past eight seasons. Taylor Quintin set up Shappy’s early goal with a corner kick, giving the No. 2 seed Yellowjackets a 1-0 lead in a half that was evenly played. Shappy turned playmaker in the second half, setting up both of Dabagian’s goals. Dabagian pushed Milton’s advantage to 2-0 when she scored...

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Milton defeats Montpelier for try at championship

  Freshman Tatum Shappy scored three goals, and senior Caitlin Dabagian added one as second-ranked Milton earned its sixth championship game appearance in the past eight years with a 4-2 win over No. 3 Montpelier. In the cold, dark and rain on Wednesday, Shappy, Dabagian and the Yellowjackets took advantage of what the weather and the muddy, worn-out field would provide. “It’s a good day to retire this field for the season,” Milton coach Cory Payson said. Phil Hughes Memorial Field, though, has been good for the Milton girls come playoff time. The Yellowjackets have won 18 straight tournament...

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Hundreds turn out for Monster Mile

Nearly 300 people showed out for the Milton Independent’s Monster Mile this weekend, a record-breaking attendance for the third annual event. The fun/run/walk stroll invites adults, kids and pets to don their Halloween best and traverse a 1.1-mile loop through the village, starting and ending at Oliver Seed on Sunset Avenue, across from the Indy’s Main Street office. Sign-ups more than doubled from last year, with 275 participants registering. We also had more than 25 volunteers help out with everything from parking cars to assisting with the Mile’s first-ever fall bake-off. The final donation to our cause, the Milton...

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Barone gets another extension

Milton’s School Board approved nearly five more weeks of paid administrative leave for Superintendent John Barone at its meeting Monday night. The board unanimously passed Chairwoman Lori Donna’s motion to extend his leave until November 30, commencing immediately and subject to modification, if needed. This is the fourth such motion for Barone since August, when an independent investigation identified he and four other school officials failed to fully implement hazing and bullying policies on the football team in 2011-12. Barone put himself on medical leave on August 6, the day after retired state trooper Dan Troidl issued his report....

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Milton kids advocate for after school programs

A group of Milton kids want lawmakers to “zap the gap” and create opportunity for all kids to enjoy after school activities. The nearly 45 students in Milton After School Kids’ care began a postcard campaign as part of a national movement to increase funding for these programs, for which Vermont has no dedicated funding stream, advocacy group Vermont Afterschool reported. MASK kids showcased their program on October 22, held in conjunction with Lights on Afterschool events nationwide. There, kids played with Legos, tried on masks in a hand-made photo booth, pedaled on a smoothie bike and more. At...

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