Author: Madeline Clark

Milton district continues athletic director search

The search continues for the next athletic director of Milton Town School District. At the July 9 school board meeting, members updated the community with its plans to reassemble the search committee, review applications and conduct interviews this week. “We’re hoping to have somebody by August 1,” said Amy Rex, the district’s new superintendent, who started July 2. Rex said the search committee met as planned last Thursday and looked through a set of questions to decide which to ask applicants. Each committee member was given access to the resumes, cover letters and letters of recommendation for each of...

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Volunteers shore up river walk bridge

The sun shone with a fervor and resilience that a pair of sunglasses couldn’t dim. But along the wooded trail which heads the Lamoille River Walk, off Checkerberry Square, all was quiet and cool. Mosquitoes assailed visitors who forgot their bug spray while the river babbled down falls and trickled over stones. This was the setting of the town’s Lamoille River Walk bridge replacement and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ fourth week of work around Chittenden County. “It’s just been rotting out,” said Victor Sinadinoski the town’s director of planning and economic development. The original bridge, built by the...

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Ultimate approved as varsity sport

On June 25, the Milton School Board granted Ultimate Frisbee varsity status in a 3-2 vote. The team will be able to play at the junior varsity and varsity levels beginning in the spring season 2019. “Ultimate is a nice sport for high school because kids don’t have to be proficient in it for years and years to do it,” school board vice-chairman Rick Dooley said. “They can step in and do it … It’s encompassing, it’s co-ed.” Varsity status will gain Milton Ultimate a stipend for a coach – or can be split between two co-coaches – transportation,...

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Colchester Causeway re-opens after May storm

The sun beamed down on dozens of attendees at the Colchester Causeway reopening ceremony in a sharp contrast to the wild rains that damaged the trail and five counties on May 4. Gov. Phil Scott headlined a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday in celebration of the Causeway’s reopening, which came four days ahead of schedule. He was joined by Vt. Secretary of Transportation Joe Flynn, members of the Colchester and South Hero selectboards and the VTrans team that worked on the repairs, among others. “Getting this causeway open in time for summer biking season was important to me and for...

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Community comes together for mural project

On June 23, an overcast morning with the threat of rain greeted children, teens and parents who convened at Bombardier Park with paintbrushes to join an effort to beautify the town with public art. Muralist Jon Young led the charge, painting the outlines of seven murals on the park’s dugouts and labeling them in a paint-by-number fashion. Funded by a state grant, the project was overseen by artists from the Milton Artists’ Guild. “There’s a lot of people who come to the gallery but can’t afford a nice, big painting,” guild president Gisela Alpert said. “This is a way...

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