Author: Colin Flanders

New beginnings

Milton football undefeated amid season full of change Jim Provost sat alone in the Milton high school locker room, clipping stacks of laminated sheets he’d soon distribute among his players. Meanwhile, assistant coaches watched as the football team ran through pre-practice calisthenics, a playful banter detected above the click of bouncing shoulder pads. Nothing extraordinary jumped out from last Thursday’s scene, but after a season full of changes, even the routine can feel luxurious.  “Everything is new. It’s literally like learning a new language. Even these were new to them,” Provost said, waving the stack of play sheets. In...

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Milton F. Knapp

COLCHESTER – Milton F. Knapp, 97, died peacefully Wednesday morning, Sept. 6, 2017 at the Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington. Milton was born Oct. 21, 1919 in St. Johnsbury, the son of Geraldus and Florence (Tubbs) Knapp. On Oct. 6, 1942, he married Anne Lane Clifford in St. Johnsbury Center. He worked for many automobile dealerships in the St. Johnsbury area and the New England Power Company at Comerford Dam before retiring in 1988. Milton served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post # 91 in Colchester. Milt...

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Dick McGrath

GEORGIA – Richard J. “Dick” McGrath, 75, passed away on Sept. 7, 2017 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 4, 1942, the son of James and Edith (Laird) McGrath. They later moved to Massapequa Park, N.Y., where he graduated from Massapequa High School in 1960 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On Aug. 21, 1965, he married Darelle “Dee” Mansfield in Massapequa Park. Richard was employed in the electrical field as a master electrician and...

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Sports briefs | September 14, 2017

Goal-line stand finishes off 28-21 win By PAUL HAYES | Caledonian Record NEWPORT — So close. With North Country trailing by seven with no timeouts and seconds remaining, quarterback Alex Haugwitz took the snap at the 5-yard line, turned right and fired a pass to Ethan Sarault in the end zone. It was just off the mark, the ball hit the ground, and time expired. The final score: Milton 28, North Country 21. “Honestly, if I would have thrown the ball a little bit higher, we would have had it,” said Haugwitz, making his third career start. “But mistakes...

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Lazarro, Reilly tee off at Arrowhead course

After two postponements, the 2017 girls golf season got under way at Arrowhead Golf Course last Friday. This new fall season looked remarkably like the previous spring season: wet and soggy. Thirty-three girls from 10 high schools made the trip to Milton for the sport’s first fall match. Reigning Division II champion Northfield won with a team score of 78, and Division I champ North Country finished second with 81. For many of the girls, it was their first time competing in a high school golf match. Milton had two girls competing at Arrowhead, getting a combined score of...

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