Author: Wynn Paradee

‘Jackets fall to Thunderbirds, 5-0

SWANTON — In last Friday’s game against Milton, Missisquoi’s Thunderbirds were in on goalie Aly Sheehan three times in the first two minutes. That set the tone for the game as MVU went on to defeat the Yellowjackets, 5-0. It seemed fitting that, for Senior Day, MVU’s seniors would do all of the scoring. Naima Bouti had a hat trick, and Rachel Dumeny had two goals and an assist. The Thunderbirds’ first three corners produced little in the way of scoring chances as they didn’t handle the pass from the end line very well. The fourth time was the...

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Chris Letourneau

GEORGIA – Christopher M. Letourneau, 51, died unexpectedly, due to a heart attack, Friday Oct. 13, 2017 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Chris was born March 5, 1966, in Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Joseph and Theresa (Vanslette) Letourneau. He graduated from MVU in 1985. Shortly after, he met the love of his life and best friend, Cheryl Cote, at Gaudette’s Market in Georgia. They bought their one and only special home in Georgia in September 1988 and married on Oct. 15, 1988. Chris began working as an electrician and began Wire Nuts Contracting in 1997....

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What we lost

Reflections on the sudden death of a public servant Editor’s note: Georgia Selectboard chairman Chris Letourneau died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, Oct. 13 at age 51. The day after Chris Letourneau died, I took a drive. I started at the town offices, our humble monument to the civilization we’ve carved out in this corner of Vermont. In the absence of even a breeze, the flags stood solemnly, motionless at half-staff, suspended in grief like the rest of the town that day. I continued south down 7, the peak autumn foliage a blur out my window against...

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Manager’s Message

October 2017 By DON TURNER JR., town manager It’s been a busy month here in Milton. It started out with Chief Police Brett Van Noordt retiring. On October 6, Brett’s last day we hosted a celebration event at the town offices with several speakers reflecting on his years of service. Brett’s coworkers both here in the town offices and the police department pooled resources to present him with a nice gift. Brett served the community for over 30 years and appeared to be pleased with the kind words bestowed upon him by the selectboard chairman, coworkers, law enforcement colleagues...

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Dopesick: Facing jail time, an addict tells his story

It’s five minutes to closing time at Berlin’s methadone clinic, and Jeff Drown is waiting to feel better. Panes of glass separate the clinic’s visitors from its staff. Drown presents an ID and is granted access to the next enclosed area, where signs prohibit talking and limit one person at a time. A nurse dispenses cherry red liquid in a plastic medicine cup, and a small line forms outside the door. A toddler squirms in his young mother’s arms as she waits her turn to dose. “You have to do this every day,” Drown said. “If you’re lucky.” Indeed,...

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