Author: Courtney Lamdin

Bradshaw takes leave; AD steps down

Milton School District superintendent Ann Bradshaw is on medical leave that might extend to the end of her tenure, school board chairman Mike Joseph confirmed Tuesday. Separately, incoming athletic director Andrew Flaherty has resigned before he even started in Milton, Joseph said. Joseph learned Bradshaw was taking leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act on Monday, May 21 via human resources director Terry Mazza, he said. He subsequently informed his fellow board members. Joseph said the leave is medical, not administrative, and was taken voluntarily. “We would love to have her at the school and hope she gets...

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Judge to rule on releasing records in hazing lawsuit

A Milton High School hazing victim is seeking a slew of student records as part of a negligence lawsuit against the school district. The subpoenas – and subsequent motions to quash them – are the latest in the case filed last April. The suit is the second of its kind following the 2014 criminal prosecution of five former Yellowjacket players for sodomizing underclassmen with wooden objects at football team functions between 2011-12. The civil lawsuit says the school district knew about the hazing culture on the team and failed to protect the plaintiff from harm. The Milton Independent is...

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Police seek flasher on bike

Milton police are asking the public’s help finding a juvenile who has reportedly flashed multiple passersby in town this week, a news release said. In a news release Tuesday, police said a teenage boy had exposed his genitalia to two runners on McMullen Road on June 11. A press release Thursday night reported a similar incident around 6:45 p.m. on June 13 on McMullen Road near Hobbs Road. In both instances, the suspect was described as being 14 to 15 years old with short dark hair and riding a bicycle. Both times, he exposed his genitalia and made explicit...

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Woodshop students construct bat houses

Between the whirring of drills and pounding of hammers in Mark Vanyush’s woodshop class, Barry Genzlinger quizzed the students about his favorite creatures. “How big is the biggest bat we have? How much does it weigh?” he said. “Fourteen pounds,” one student ventured. “No,” Genzlinger said with a smile. “One ounce is the biggest bat we have in Vermont.” Genzlinger is a licensed bat rehabilitator and founded the nonprofit Vermont Bat Center with his wife, Maureen. The couple rescue endangered little brown bats from all corners of Vermont, nursing them back to health in their Milton home’s basement. He...

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Sun greets farmers’ market season opener

Last Thursday’s sunshine made the perfect spotlight for the Milton Farmers’ Market which officially opened for the season at the Hannaford plaza. Sixteen vendors selling everything from fresh veggies to cheesecake in a cup showed to the weekly shopping event, held every Thursday until October from 3:30 to 7 p.m. outside the supermarket. This is the market’s second year operating on a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that provides the Power of Produce Club, a tent where kids can make arts and crafts with fruits and veggies. The idea is introducing everyone – of all ages and demographics –...

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