Month: April 2017

Elsie A. Woodwell

OCALA, FLA./MILTON, VT – Elsie Anna Woodwell passed away peacefully, surrounded by her adoring family, on March 24, 2017 at The Legacy Hospice House in Ocala after an extended illness. Elsie was born March 10, 1934 in West Orange, N.J. to Lincoln and Helen Holliday and soon after moved to Lansdale, Penn. where she spent her childhood years. She graduated from North Penn High School and went on to attend Zion Bible College in East Providence, R.I. where she earned a degree in music. It was at Zion that she met her beloved husband, the Rev. Roger A. Woodwell....

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Ask her about TIF

Most people’s eyes glaze over before they finish reading the phrase, “tax increment financing.” But for Milton finance director Sarah Macy, hers light up with excitement. “TIF is the single coolest thing to happen to economic development in the state of Vermont,” she said. Macy plans to spread that gospel this summer in preparation for a November special ballot that will ask voters to change the town core TIF spending plan to build a new signalized intersection along Route 7. They’ll have an opportunity to weigh in on the idea at a May 1 public hearing. If she’s already...

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Milton tops St. J, GMVS

The Yellowjackets held St. Johnsbury to just one second-half goal, turning a tight game at halftime into a 13-5 Division II boys lacrosse win victory last Saturday. With Milton up 6-4, Ethan Howell scored unassisted and then set up John LaRose for another score and an 8-4 edge going into the final period. Colby Bergeron and Devon Jackson each scored a pair of fourth-quarter goals, with Howell also netting the last of his four scores. Jackson finished with a team-high six goals, while Howell had four, Bergeron two, and Tim Boucher and LaRose one apiece. Tim Dockham and Jackson...

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Milton rally threatens MVU

SWANTON — Missisquoi senior ace Richard Walker struck out 14 as the T-Birds slipped past the Milton Yellowjackets 6-3 on a sunny yet cool afternoon last Tuesday. Walker gave up five hits and walked two in a complete-game victory. After Walker fanned the side in the top of the first inning, the T-Birds struck in the bottom half thanks to a misplayed deep fly ball off the bat of sophomore Adam Rice. Cayden Theberge walked on four pitches and Rice followed with a long fly ball to left that went for a three-base error, bringing in the first run...

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T-Birds stay hot against Yellowjackets

SWANTON — Emily Bourdeau followed a three-run homer in the second inning with a grand slam in the third, leading another big offensive day for Missisquoi as the Thunderbirds overpowered visiting Milton last Tuesday, 17-2 in five innings. Coming off an opening 19-4 win at BFA the prior Saturday that featured four home runs, MVU sent three more balls over the fence in its first home game. Along with Bourdeau’s two shots, Olivia Thayer hit a solo shot in the second inning. “For the second consecutive game we hit the ball square and often,” MVU coach Jay Hartman said....

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