Author: Kaylee Sullivan

One sweet maple sugar on snow party

Milton Town School District farm-to-school coordinator Keely Agan gave a sugar-on-snow demonstration to the second-grade Explorers team on Friday, March 16. Students learned the history behind maple sugaring and got to try the tasty treat. For some students, like the girl pictured below, it was their first time trying the taffy-like substance. “I don’t like it. I love it!” one student proclaimed, hands still sticky with syrup. Here are some pictures of Hillary Schmid and Lisa Reyell’s second-grade students relishing in some sugary fun. (Pickles were also included.) Photos by Kaylee Sullivan...

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Dragon brothers inducted into racing hall of fame

For Milton’s auto racing heroes Harmon “Beaver” and Bobby Dragon, winning awards is commonplace. Their basements are full of trophies big and small, plaques and helmets from victorious races and personal achievement awards spanning back to the mid-1950s. Last month, they headed to the podium yet again to collect another accolade. This time, they weren’t on Catamount Stadium’s old Milton track or in the winning circle at Barre’s Thunder Road, Plattsburgh’s Airborne Park or West Haven’s Devils Bowl speedways. Instead, they were in Daytona, Fla. being inducted into the Living Legends of Auto Racing Hall of Fame. That’s right...

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Racism response: Progress made, ‘long way’ to go

Last summer, a black Milton Middle School student reported her peer called her the N-word. The allegation touched off a veritable flood of similar reports. Parents stormed school board meetings. Teachers asked for more training on addressing racism. They wanted minority students to feel safe, because some said they didn’t. Almost a year later, stakeholders say there’s been progress but also endless miles to go. POWER OF VOICE Being a student of color in a predominately white community creates a complex dynamic. “It’s definitely different,” said Molly Gary, a biracial Milton High School sophomore. “You have all these people...

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Superintendent search quickly makes way

The search for a new Milton superintendent is quickly gaining traction. Survey results are in, and first-round interviews are completed. A screening committee of 12 community members interviewed applicants on Saturday, March 10 and is sending two or three candidates for second-round interviews with the Milton School Board. “We have some good options,” search consultant Daniel French said last week. The final candidates’ names won’t be released for confidentiality reasons, and the board interviews will occur March 19 in executive session, French said. Milton Town School District can expect a new superintendent to be named by April 1. Current...

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MFD knocks down Village Dr. fire

The Milton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 26 Village Dr. this morning that overtook the home’s garage. Crews received word of the fire around 9:50 a.m., fire Chief Chris Poirier said. Down the road, a few firefighters were giving a demonstration to preschoolers at Little Feats Too Day Care. Within four minutes, they were at the scene and attacking the garage’s exterior flames, he said. “Fire was shooting out the garage doors and up through the front gable and through the house,” Poirier said. A car in the driveway also caught on fire. A second engine...

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