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Participants in the Community Fun Run – In Color jump into bursts of colored dye at Bombardier Park on Sunday, May 6. The Milton PTA hosted the third annual event to benefit Milton Elementary and Middle School field trips. Runners had the option of a 1-mile, 2-mile or 5K race, during which they were blasted with the eco-friendly, plant-based dye. At the end, participants ripped open their color packets in unison, seen above. See more photos on page 3.

Fieldhouse set for summer completion Rescue chief resigns By COURTNEY LAMDIN

By COURTNEY LAMDIN Milton Recreation Department staff watched with wide-eyed excitement last Thursday as contractors removed the roof of the Bombardier Park fieldhouse, set for a complete overhaul this summer. “This is so exciting,” rec coordinator Kym Duchesneau said, watching a crane lift triangular trusses to the ground. Assistant coordinator Ben Nappi agreed: The fieldhouse renovation has been on the books for more than a decade, he said, and when complete, it will boast new bathrooms, a community room space and storage. Town manager Don Turner revived the project last winter, hiring an engineer and drafting up plans that he put out to bid. But no general contractors bit. They told Turner there simply wasn’t enough margin to make the project worth it. So Turner drew on his experience with his family’s construction business: He bypassed the GC, reached out to a slew of subcontractors and determined the town could manage the project within its $253,000 budget. A good portion of the cost – $180,000 worth – comes from the recreation reserve fund, finance director Jessica Morris said. Voters previously approved a halfpenny tax levy for rec, an allotment the selectboard only recently stopped funding. “My motivation is to get things done,” Turner said, repeating his motto. “This is one of those projects that will really show residents the town is committed to keeping our facilities up to date. This board and the previous board have made investments – the money’s there.” Taxpayer dollars will stay local, too: Almost all of the nearly-20 subcontractors involved are Milton companies or employ Milton residents, an u see FIELDHOUSE, page 2

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Less than five months into his tenure, Milton Rescue Chief Rod Moore resigned his post the day after he was placed on paid administrative leave by his full-time employer, public records show. A rescue member for more than 20 years and

chief since January, Moore tendered his resignation on May 2, citing “personal reasons.” Town manager Don Turner wouldn’t say whether it relates to Moore being placed on “temporary relief from duty” from his position as a dispatcher supervisor for the Vermont State Police Williston barracks. u see RESCUE, page 2

Records: Board discussed pre-K move outside public meeting By COURTNEY LAMDIN


Contractors from Complete Demolition Service remove the roof truss of the fieldhouse at Bombardier Park West on Thursday, May 10. The structure will be replaced this summer.

Milton School Board leadership denied skirting Vermont’s open meeting law despite documents showing the board chairman issued a directive to district leadership about the pre-kindergarten classroom move last week, outside the public’s view. Public records obtained by the Milton Independent show board chairman Mike Joseph directed outgoing superintendent Ann Bradshaw to keep the pre-K program at Milton Elementary School after he sought feedback from his fellow trustees electronically. At Monday night’s

board meeting, Joseph said he contacted trustees individually and shared their consensus with Bradshaw in the interest of saving time. Trustees defended the move, saying it was not only legal but in the community’s best interest. Joseph sent the directive days after a May 2 public forum planned to gather input on a proposal to move pre-K classrooms to the high school or to another space within MES. Administration has said the elementary/middle school campus is too crowded and suggested the rear wing of Milton High School to house the district’s youngest students.

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ethos Turner commits to in his private business, he said. He used the same process in building the fire station, projectmanaging and getting donations to make it happen, he said. Selectboard members supported the idea, only really questioning whether the town needed to invest $37,600 in a standing seam roof to match the other municipal buildings and, later this summer, the dugouts in the park. Turner told members the roof is a good investment since asphalt shingles tend to blow off. They’d save about $15,000 but last 30 years fewer than standing seam, he said. The town found savings in reusing the concrete blocks that form the existing fieldhouse walls. They also cut $8,000 for two clocks for the building’s cupola that town staff hope can be funded in the future. And recently, Turner found a new plumber that will save $7,000 from expected costs. Town highway crewmembers are involved, too, doing the site excavation and removing old concrete, crushing it to use as road fill. Though the selectboard prefers to see

the fieldhouse complete in time for July 4 festivities, Turner said mid-July is more realistic. Duchesneau and Nappi expect it to be used nearly constantly once it’s built. The design includes a pavilion, adding another option for shade besides the one on the park’s opposite side that Duchesneau says is booked every weekend. The construction will displace summercampers, but the school district is providing space until the fieldhouse is complete, Duchesneau said. “It’s really exciting because we’ve been working on all of these things for quite a

few years,” she said. “It’s nice to see everything come to fruition.” Turner agreed, saying Bombardier Park will be home to a handful of improvements by summer’s end. “I just want to do what’s best for Milton and walk away saying, ‘What a great project,’” he said.


The town of Milton is rebuidling the fieldhouse at Bombardier Park this summer. The proposed design features upgraded bathrooms, a community room, pavilion and cupola with weathervane.


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Moore has worked at the public service answering point for 20 years, according to the Vermont Dept. of Human Resources. He earns $66,726 a year and was placed on paid leave May 1 while an “ongoing investigation” is underway. State officials would not comment on the nature of the investigation. Turner would only clarify the town didn’t terminate Moore or ask him to step down and that Moore’s resignation was unrelated to rescue operations. “This is a personal issue that Rod is dealing with,” Turner said. “[He] came to me and needed to dedicate his entire time to that and felt it was in the best interest to resign effective immediately.” Upon receipt of Moore’s letter, Turner met with public safety director Taylor Yeates and decided to call a meeting with first responders on May 3. Turner told the 40 members in attendance that Yeates, also president of Richmond Rescue, will serve as interim head of service until the town can find a new chief. Yeates’ position as public safety director was set to become full-time July 1 anyhow, and combined with some open per diem shifts, Turner isn’t worried about having an operational crew, he said. Moore’s absence will be felt, however, Turner said.


Milton Rescue Chief Rod Moore resigned from the department on May 2, citing personal issues. The Independent has learned his departure coincides with being put on paid leave from his full-time employer the day prior. Above, Milton Selectboard chairman Darren Adams pins Moore with the chief badge during a swearing-in ceremony on January 15.

Though he scaled back in recent years, Moore was known for taking daytime shifts when Milton Rescue most needs coverage. Membership recognized Moore for this in 2013, when they voted him Milton Rescue Member of the Year, an award he received one other time during his tenure. He was known around the station as “Mr. Milton Rescue” and was officially pinned chief during a swearing-in ceremony for rescue, fire and police on January 15 this year. “Rod gave his heart and soul to Milton Rescue for 20 years,” said Turner, Moore’s predecessor in the chief role. “He will be dearly, greatly missed.”

Selectboard chairman Darren Adams, who is a close friend of Moore’s, said the board will look to Turner and Yeates for a longterm plan. Turner could not commit to a timeframe of identifying the next head of service. Moore did not respond to requests for comment by deadline Tuesday, but a public records request turned up an email he sent to membership, thanking them for their friendship and service to “one of the greatest EMS agencies around” he said. “This town is very fortunate to have you serving them,” Moore wrote. “On to the next chapter for all of us.”


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Pre-K continued from page 1 Board members told the public they would vote on the issue at the May 14 meeting but actually formed consensus on it nine days prior, documents show. “The board is unanimous in not wanting to move the pre-K to the high school,” Joseph wrote to Bradshaw on May 6, obtained emails show. “We need to find a short term, workable solution in the elementary or middle school.” Public bodies are required to make all decisions in publicly warned meetings, the open meeting law says. Board members can only schedule a meeting, organize an agenda or distribute board materials outside a physical meeting, the law says. Monday night, board leadership said their communications don’t violate the spirit of the open meeting law. Joseph said in retrospect, he would have used different wording to convey to Bradshaw she needed to come up with other options. “There's a time element to this, and we need to get it done quickly,” Joseph said. “It wasn’t to profess that we have a decision.”


Milton School Board members Rick Dooley (left) and Emily Hecker are pictured at the May 2 board meeting, which preceded a public forum on where to move prekindergarten classrooms in the district.

Trustees were previously criticized for attending the forum without warning it as a legal board meeting. Members defended that decision, saying the quorum of trustees present didn’t engage in the discussion. Joseph was the only trustee who didn’t attend,

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ing Ann an email later this afternoon stating that the board doesn’t support the move to the high school,” the email reads. The exchanges also show Bradshaw attempted to convince Joseph the board didn’t need to vote on the issue, calling it “an administrative decision.” Further emails show Joseph disagreeing and giving her an ultimatum. “Option 1: You come to the [May 14] meeting and make the statement that moving the pre-K to the high school is no longer an option, in the short term, based on public feedback,” he wrote on May 6. “Option 2: We discuss

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The transcript shows Dooley tell Joseph the crowd disagreed with the high school proposal. At one point, he posits Bradshaw “is on the verge of losing control of the room” and disparages former board chairwoman Lori Donna’s feedback on the matter as “antagonizing,” “bitchy” and “confrontational.” Two days later, on May 4, board member Emily Hecker emailed Joseph and Bradshaw with her concerns about moving pre-K to MHS. On May 6, Joseph forwarded this email exchange to trustee Jeremy Metcalf to discuss the board’s consensus. “I am planning on send-

this as a board and explain to you and the rest of the community why each of us doesn’t support the move, we make a motion to memorialize the decision,” he wrote. Bradshaw responded the next morning saying, “I will get started on other options at MES.” She didn’t show up to Monday night’s meeting. Other correspondence shows school administration immediately took action following Joseph’s directive. Bradshaw’s assistant, Jen Saunders, emailed incoming superintendent Amy Rex on May 7, saying the pre-K high school scenario “is no longer an option.” That same day, Bradshaw informed MHS principals Anne Blake and MJ Stinson “pre-K will not be moving to the high school.” Monday night, the board walked back that definitive language, instead quizzing school leaders in attendance on other options at the elementary school. They also proposed a possible space study, an option the board facilities committee will discuss next week. The majority of trustees are new to the board and campaigned on a platform of transparency, a topic the Indy asked about in a Q&A prior to Town Meeting elections. “Transparency is simply the ability to demonstrate to the community what the rationale or process was to arrive at a decision,” Dooley wrote. The entire board recently participated in an open meeting and records training. That gathering was not publicly warned.

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Vermont needs long-term view on budget By EMErson lYnn, co-publisher Gov. Phil Scott is expected to veto the key money bills the legislature passed late Saturday night as it closed the 2018 biennium. It’s expected the governor will call a special session, the single purpose being to hold firm to his pledge to oppose any legislation that would raise taxes or fees. The session would differ from last year’s veto session, in which the legislature can only address legislation that was vetoed. In a special session, legislators can bring up any bill, and the legislation can be passed by a majority vote. It’s the expanded nature of the session that puts both sides on edge, and one that gives both Republicans and Democrats the incentive to score the political wins that could extend through the November general election. The governor’s message is the simpler of the two. He’s opposed to signing any legislation that raises the property tax and he can show voters how the tax could be avoided. He’s also better at the messaging game than the Democrats. The question is how far he is willing to push, and at what cost. In last year’s veto session, Mr. Scott made it clear he would not be the governor

who brought the state to a halt by refusing to keep state government running. He ended up compromising with the Democrats over a statewide health care contract with Vermont’s teachers. This year’s budget passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; and, overall, it was a moderately responsible bill. The crux issue is the use of $58 million in one-time funds to keep property tax raises flat. The governor wants no increase in the property tax; the Democrats make the argument that such a move is fiscally imprudent. The same move was made last year and the deficit was again in play this year. If one-time money is used this year, the deficit will be even larger next year. Sen. Ann Cummings (D) argued if taxpayers feel no pain, then they will keep spending more. Democrats say it would be more fiscally responsible to use the one-time money to buy down the teachers’ pension fund. They’re right if the point is confined to how that $58 million is used. They are not if the future of education spending - writ large - is ignored. The battle is over what happens next as Vermont struggles to right-size its educational ship. Mr. Scott wants to rip the Band-Aid off and do what’s necessary to reduce costs and to reduce them dramatically. He believes rem-

edies exist and he’s using all the political muscle he can to make his case. He’s been successful in several respects; the Democrats have joined in recognizing they can’t be tone deaf to the need, and they have moved on the statewide health care contract for teachers and on the need to reexamine how special education is delivered and paid for. They have been less inclined to join the governor on the need to reduce pupil-to-staff ratios. Scott will continue his push, and Democrats will need to exercise caution in pushing him too far, too fast. But the governor is also at the end of his political rope in proposing to use one-time money to essentially buy down property tax rates. It’s worked once, and it may work a second time. After that, the political magic will have evaporated. It will be seen more as an inability to plan and less an effort in fiscal prudence. The public should ask for a fiveyear plan and no longer be content lurching from one fiscal year to the next, particularly over a budget item that costs over $1.7 billion each year. It’s impossible to know what a special session of the legislature might include. What we do know is that Vermonters are looking for less partisanship and more long-term vision.


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speaker mitzi Johnson (d) rep. ben Joseph (d) MInorITY lEaDEr Don TUrnEr The 2018 Legislative session came to a conclusion on early Saturday morning. The last few weeks have been very busy. I generally don't mind the commute back and forth to the Statehouse, but I have to confess these last few weeks have been challenging. I am happy that the session has finished and I can now return to a more normal work schedule. It is really hard to keep track of all the bills in the final days of a session. Numerous important bills passed the legislature this week and will be moving to the governor’s desk for his signature. The governor has said that he will veto a number of bills that raise taxes and fees. Since the legislative leadership did not adjourn to a date specific for a veto session, the governor will be required to call for a special session to pass a budget and tax bill. This is unfortunate and would have been unnecessary if the leadership and governor would each have been willing to compromise. I offered a compromise bill to both, but unfortunately neither would compromise. I'm very disappointed that we find our state in this position. I was pleased to have Selectboard Clerk John Palasik spend the day with me at the Statehouse on Friday. John had never had an opportunity to visit the Statehouse before and was in aw of this working museum. It was a long busy day for us, but John said he enjoyed the experience. I will submit a summary of the session next week. It has been an honor to represent you again this biennium . Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I can be reached by cell at 373-5960 or my email address is Thank you and have a great week!

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rEP. CHrIs MaTTos The 2018 legislative session has come to a close. We wrapped up just after midnight on Sunday. The budget and tax bills both passed, but will likely be vetoed by the governor. With these vetoes, we will have to return to the State House for a special or veto session at a date to be determined. The governor has also hinted at vetoing the $15/ hour minimum wage and paid family leave bills that we also have to vote on to sustain or override a governor’s veto. I would like to thank everyone who reached out to me during the session with their comments, concerns and opinions on various issues. I appreciate and value the input I received and made it a point to respond to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to write or call me. I would also like to thank my district mate, Don Turner, for the countless hours of conversations to and from the State House regarding the issues we faced, the legislative process and tips and tricks of the trade. To me, those conversations were invaluable to navigating the session. I have met a lot of great people and created a lot of friendships over the past five months. It has been an honor representing the Town of Milton and I hope to continue to in the future. I will be running for election to retain my seat in the Vermont Legislature for the next term. I look forward to meeting many more members of the community in the coming months and hope to have your support in November. If you have any concerns, questions or comments I would be happy to listen. Feel free to reach me by email at or by cell at 922-2059.

JoHn MarsHall Fox MILTON – John M. 'Jack' Fox, 81, died peacefully with family by his side on May 11, 2018 at The Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington after a period of declining health. He was born April 23, 1937 in East Granby, Conn.,

Jericho; by Ann’s children Mark (Dorothy) of New Orleans, James (Becky) of Milton, Christopher of Wallingford, Mary McAllister (Joe Driscoll) of Hinesburg, Janet (Anne) of Milton, Julie Abnet (Kevin) of S. Hero and Greg (Heather) Dunigan of St. Albans; by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Engelke (Edward). of East Granby and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his first wife, Jack was predeceased by his daughter Linda Campbell. Jack was an avid fisherman, hunter, music lover and lawn mower. He was active in many organizations including the Shriners, Masons and was a lifetime member of the Elks Club in Burlington. He was dedicated to his faith and the Red

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am sitting here with my brand new mug labeled “Grammy,” a fresh chapter in Mother's Day for me. When I was little, everything pre-printed was emblazoned “Grandma,” or “Grandmother,” with none for Lorinda Henry Grammy. Same for my kids who had a Grammy in my mother, and a Memere in Bob's. Now “Grammy” seems to be having its moment in the sun. Since Slade can't read, or can hardly speak, it doesn't matter to her, but I like it. Nor can she yet invent and execute any pots of marigolds or exclusively designed jewelry. I am waiting for my turn at that. I remember a very long string of beads I made for my mother – the beads made by cutting up pastel waxed paper straws. I believe she actually wore it once or twice, to my satisfaction. I got jewelry made from white and charcoal colored buttons, and other pieces in a variety of plastic beads in such unusual color combinations they either complimented everything-- or nothing. I wore them, of course. Popular adornments in the twentieth century were the offspring of industry and affordability back in the day. Because of the machine-made components, a kid couldn't hope to compete. Expansion band ID bracelets were huge among young people. I longed for one but never did get one. The little clear globe with a mustard seed inside was a big deal in my middle school years. I never had one of those either,, but wasn't as concerned – in my family we were wary of anything that might be construed as religious. Later, in high school, my mother nixed ankle bracelets, considering them too racy. Then there were discussions about a class ring. Mom pointed out that since I was college bound, I would want to wear my college ring instead, so a high school ring really wasn't worth the money. (Later when I was graduating from Johnson, a class ring seemed too bourgeois for words and I didn't get one then, either. I never regretted it, except once when folks were selling them off for the gold content!) When I was 9, Grammy bought at the Fair, three strings of pearly pop beads. Theyy were such a huge fad at the time one of my friends started collecting one or two from each girl he could coax, trying to get a complete suite of all known colors. My grandmother liked them because she hated anything heavy around her neck. I liked them because of all the frosty colors and the unique feel of popping them apart and together I don't think Mom cared for them much at all, at least she didn't have any. Instead she had lovely long swaths of paper straws, patiently strung by her kids. We couldn't make expansion bracelets, and she wouldn't need an ID anyway, for we all knew who she was. But we could bedeck her like a Christmas tree in anything we could thread on to a string. I think she may have kept them in a lovely powder jar I got her once, when Gram gave me actual money to spend on her birthday. It was of orange iridescent glass with a rather large poodle on top. I thought it the epitome of elegance. Many years later I thought of that box when one of my girls wanted a plastic swan planter to grace the front yard. My fear of being bourgeois didn't conflict for long with a little girl's longing. I let her have it, of course I did. By the end of this week another royal wedding will have bedazzled the world with jewelry, fashion, pomp, and circumstance. But I contend that Ms. Markle will not experience the full satisfaction of adornment until someday a small royal will hand over a necklace composed of straws and buttons and lots and lots of love.

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Obituaries & in memoriam the son of Marshall Fox and Norma (Nolan) Fox. He attended Simsbury High School, where he was a “Best Dressed” sports star. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force followed by continuing service in the CT Air National Guard. He apprenticed at Pratt & Whitney before joining General Electric/Lockheed Martin of Burlington as a designer where he worked for 30 years, retiring in1997. Jack married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Majeska, in 1957 in St. Bernard Catholic Church in Tariffville, Conn. Margaret predeceased him in 1975. He remarried C. Ann (Szymczyk) Dunigan in 1976, who survives him. He is also survived by his children John M. Fox Jr. of Sterling, Va., Steven Fox (Michele) of Starksboro and Jeanne Keefe (Timothy) of


Sox. The family would like to thank the staff at the Ethan Allen Residence, the Arbors, Bayada Hospice, and all the friends, neighbors and family who provided care and support. Special thanks and a fist-bump to the caregivers and staff of the Ethan Allen Residence, who nicknamed Jack “DJ.” He was often listening to his Red Sox on his headphones wherever he went. Visiting hours were held Tuesday, May 15 from 4-7 p.m. at Minor Funeral Home in Milton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, at 446 Mountain Rd in Suffield, Conn. Burial will follow in the Simsbury Cemetery in Simsbury, Conn. Condolences may be made to

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handCraFters' Club

1 - 3 p.m, Milton Public Library. Bring a project you’re working on. All levels welcome.

boy sCout trooP #603 Cookout and gaga ball tournaMent

6 - 7:30 p.m., Bombardier Park East Pavilion, Milton. Free; open to the public.

ColChester/Milton teen night

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Games, food, family atmosphere. For grades 5-8. All are welcome! Free.

Mount MansField sCale Modelers

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Brownell Library, Essex Jct. An informal gathering of scale model enthusiasts and model builders encompassing all areas of skill level. Show off projects, discuss modeling tips and techniques and gain inspiration from fellow modelers. Call 879-0765 after 6 p.m. for more information.

PJ story tiMe

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Milton Public Library. For ages 3 – 7. Books, songs, and crafts.

adult book grouP disCussion

7 - 9 p.m., Milton Public Library. This month the group will discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.

FRI | 18 story tiMe

10 a.m., Georgia Public Library. Join us for stories, songs and activities for ages 0-3.

PresChool early literaCy story tiMe

10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Ages 3 to 5 years. No sign-up required.


The Cornerstone Church will be hosting a Haircuts from the Heart event where the cuts don't cost. Haircuts are free and transportation is available. See the calendar listing for Saturday, May 19 for the complete details.

SAT | 19 Milton yard sale day

8 a.m. - 3 p.m., yard sales all over town, headquarters at Transparent Computers, 204 U.S. Route 7, Milton. Be a part of this exciting, annual Milton Yard Sale event, which will be promoted throughout Milton and surrounding areas in hopes of drawing a huge crowd. Be sure to stop by yard sale headquarters to pick up a map. Whether hosting a yard sale or spending the day garage sale-ing, the day will be packed with bargains and fun! Contact Cheryl Persitz at Register at the Milton town clerk's office by May 14.

FriendChiPs 5k raCe For Mentoring

9:30 a.m., Founders Memorial School, 33 Founders Rd., Essex Jct. Whether you prefer to “run, walk or roll”, this event is for everyone interested in supporting our local youth. Teams of 10 or more can participate for $10 a person, students and seniors for $15, and $25 for adults. Participants can register at friendchips5k2018.eventbrite. ca.

saturdays at the Park

10 - 11:30 a.m., Bombardier Park East Playground. Winter finally over it is time to go outside and play! Come join us at Bombardier Park for scavenger hunts, themed games, activities or just to meet up and play with friends. This is fun for the whole family! Free.

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10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cornerstone

Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Just show up and receive a free haircut. Transportation is available. Please call 893-1481 for more information.

droP-in story tiMe

10 a.m., Milton Public Library. Drop in for storytime every Saturday. For all ages.

WelCoMe baby Celebration

10 - 11:30 a.m., Milton Public LIbrary. This annual event celebrates and welcomes new babies and their families in our community. A book will be donated to the library in each baby’s name. There will be refreshments and giveaways. Call 893-4644 to register.

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10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Read to Cleo, Vermont’s Therapy Dog For children of all ages.

story tiMe

11 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St., Essex Jct. Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite to read aloud together. Free; all ages.

SUN | 20 ethan allen hoMestead MuseuM historiCal talk

2 p.m., 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. “The Greensboro Blockhouse Project: The Preliminary Results.” The Bayley-Hazen Military Road, from Newbury to

Hazen’s Notch, was to provide a speedy conduit for troops to reach southern Canada during the Revolutionary War. Jill Baker and Pat Haslam, authors of "The Greensboro Blockhouse Project. An Historical and Archaeological Investigation in Greensboro, Vermont," will present the results of their preliminary investigations of the site considered to be that of the Revolutionary War period blockhouse in Greensboro.

booster bingo

3 p.m. doors; 4:30 p.m. start, Milton High School cafeteria. Hosted by the Milton Boosters, which help support MHS cocurricular activities and award scholarships to seniors.

bella VoCe's "sing Creation's MusiC"

3 p.m., McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. Concerts will feature music celebrating spring and the beauty of creation from Scotland, England, Italy, Spain, America and other cultures as well as music by Vermont composers Gwyneth Walker and Richard Stoehr. Featured guest artists are Laura Markowitz, violin, and John Dunlop, cello. $18, door; $15, advance order at For more information visit

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5:30 - 8 p.m., JMMY Center, 1486 Stone Bridge Rd., Georgia. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each week the group will share a great meal, watch a video clip and have small group discussions around life, faith and meaning.

There is no pressure, no followup and it's fun! Free; open to anyone. Visit or call Tina at 338-2533 for more information.

MON | 21 PiCkleball For beginners

9 - 11 a.m., Bombardier Park East. Pickleball is a fun paddle sport for all ages and skill levels and is particularly popular among older adults. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. $59 includes six hours of instruction/play over three Mondays; ages 18 and up.

Milton FaMily CoMMunity Center PlaygrouP

9:30 – 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. (See Thursday, May 17 for complete details.)

one-on-one CoMPuter Classes

6 - 8 p.m., Milton Public Library. Our volunteer tutors will structure your session around your needs. Sign up required. Call 893-4644.

Writers' grouP

6:30 – 8 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Hwy., Georgia. A monthly meeting of local writers gather to workshop their writing of all stages and genres.

nar-anon FaMily grouP

7 p.m., United Church of Milton, 51 Main St., Milton. For family and friends of people


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TUE | 22 Mah Jongg

1 – 3 p.m., Milton Public Library. If you enjoy games but have never played Mah Jongg before, you’ll be paired with an experienced player, or you’ll learn to play some easier hands. If you have a Mah Jongg set and are willing to share, please bring it. No sign-up required.

firefighter association Bingo

5 p.m. dinner; 6:30 p.m. warmups, Arrowhead Senior Ctr., 46 Middle Rd., Milton. Bingo happens every Tuesday night. Dinner will be served for a modest price before the game starts. Contact Betsy Whitney at 309-7710 with questions.

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4 – 5 p.m., back of Georgia Public Library. The Georgia Food Shelf is open on the last two Wednesdays of the month. For more information, call Jolly Bates at 524-1799.

strategy Board gaMes

5 - 8 p.m., Milton Public LIbrary. Learn and play a variety of strategy board games. Ages 13 and up.

ukulele class

6:30 p.m., Georgia Public Library. Some are led by instructor Dennis Carman, others are peer practices. Free.

Milton Middle school concert 6:30 -8 p.m., Milton Middle School, 42 Herrick Ave., Milton.

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6 - 7:30 p.m., Milton Public Library. Learn how to organize your life (work and personal) with Microsoft OneNote application. Call 893-4644 to register.

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Milton coMMunity Band rehearsal

Baked Beads tent sales

7 - 8:45 p.m., Milton High School. 17 Rebecca Lander Dr., Milton. This concert band welcomes new members and schedules outdoor summer performances. Learn more at, email info@ or call 8931398.

WED | 23 liBrary café

9:30 a.m., Georgia Public Library. A weekly opportunity to meet up with your neighbors for a chat, read the paper, sip some coffee and have a snack. All are welcome. Co-sponsored by 802Magic.

story tiMe

10 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St., Essex Jct. Free; all ages.

toddler early literacy story tiMe

10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Rhythm and movement activities and stories. Meets every Wednesday. For children age 18 months to 3 years. No sign up required.

groovy lunch Bunch Noon, Arrowhead Senior Center, 46 Middle Rd., Milton. Have lunch, socialize and partake in various activities like Wii, shuffleboard, speakers, etc. Reservations 24 hours in advance to Shirley Bunnell at 893-1619. Sponsored by Age Well.

Bridge cluB

1 - 3 p.m., Milton Public Library. Beginners to experts, all are welcome. Friendly games every Wednesday; no sign-up required.

9:30 – 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. (See Thursday, May 17 for complete details.)

10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. All jewelry and scarves will be priced at 75 percent less than regular retail (jewelry $5, scarves three for $25), and we’ll have other direct-from-manufacturer bargains, including $15 tunics and dresses. As always, we’ll be putting out new merchandise daily and the background music will be great! Visit about/clearance-sales for more information.

Brick-Builders' cluB

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Georgia Public Library. Use your imagination to build brick projects! For ages 5 and up; parents encouraged to attend.

firefighter association Bingo

5 p.m. dinner; 6:30 p.m. warmups, Arrowhead Senior Ctr., 46 Middle Rd., Milton. Bingo happens weekly, except for the third Thursday of the month. Dinner will be served for a modest price before the game starts. Contact Betsy Whitney at 309-7710 with questions.

colchester/Milton teen night

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Games, food, family atmosphere. For grades 5-8. All are welcome! Free.

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Local meetings

7 - 9 p.m., Georgia Elementary and Middle School, 4416 Ethan Allen Hwy., Georgia.

Monday, May 21

"Wicked verMont" Book launch

7 p.m., Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Join Thea Lewis to celebrate the launch of her new book, "Wicked Vermont." Take a revealing ride through the unique and colorful history of our state. Lewis is a Vermont native with a writing career that has spanned more than three decades. Her titles include "Haunted Burlington, Spirits of Vermont’s Queen City," "Ghosts and Legends of Lake Champlain" and "Haunted Inns and Ghostly Getaways of Vermont." Lewis is also the creator of Queen City Ghostwalk, the Burlington walking tour chosen ‘Best Scary Stroll’ by Yankee Magazine. $3, includes $5 coupon off featured book. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Vt. Foodbank.

FRI | 25 Baked Beads tent sales

10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. (See Thursday, May 24 for complete details.)

story tiMe

10 a.m., Georgia Public Library. Join us for themed stories, songs and activities for ages 0-3. No sign-up required.

Preschool early literacy story tiMe

10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Books, songs and crafts for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years. No sign-up required.

Brick-Builders' cluB

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Georgia Public Library. Use your imagination to build brick projects! For ages 5 and up; parents encouraged to attend.

SAT | 26 verMont oPen studio Weekend

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Milton Art Center and Gallery, Hannaford Plaza, U.S. Route 7, Milton. Members of the MAG will be doing demonstrations and creating art throughout the weekend. John Gibbons will provide folk/bluegrass music from noon - 2 p.m. on Saturday. Refreshments will be served. Go to miltonartistsguild. org for more information.

Baked Beads tent sales

6 p.m. - Milton Selectboard Milton Municipal Building 43 Bombardier Rd. 6 p.m. - Georgia Library Trustees Georgia Public Library 1697 Ethan Allen Hwy. 7 p.m. - Georgia Conservation Commission Georgia Municipal Building 47 Town Common Rd.

Tuesday, May 22 6:30 p.m. - Milton Conservation Commission Milton Municipal Building 43 Bombardier Rd. 7 p.m. - Georgia Planning Commission Georgia Municipal Building 47 Town Common Rd.

Wednesday, May 23 4 p.m. - Milton Economic Development Commission Milton Municipal Building 43 Bombardier Rd.

Thursday, May 24 6 p.m. - Milton Development Review Board Milton Municipal Building 43 Bombardier Rd.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Milton Rescue Station, 43 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Milton Rescue and Milton Police invite the community of all ages to stop by and stay awhile! Car seat safety inspections, police bicycle rodeo, complimentary CPR refresher course, tour the rescue station and learn how ambulances work. Fun activities and so much more. Check out for details.

SUN | 27 veterans hoMestead series

Sweet Butters Farm, Essex Jct. The Veterans Homestead Series is designed to engage the veteran population interested in setting up their own home operation. Workshops will be held at different locations in Chittenden and Addison Counties and will be led by veterans in the field. The series runs from March through September. This session is "Designing and Building the Resilient Garden." If you are a veteran or family member and would like to participate, please inquire at 377-1214 or

verMont oPen studio Weekend

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. (See Thursday, May 24 for complete details.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Milton Art Center and Gallery, Hannaford Plaza, U.S. Route 7, Milton. (See Saturday, May 26 for details.)

droP-in story tiMe

Booster Bingo

6 - 7:30 p.m., 207 West Milton Rd., Milton.

10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. All ages.

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health and safety fair and Bike rodeo

3 p.m. doors; 4:30 p.m. start, Milton High School cafeteria. The biggest fundraising effort for the Milton Boosters, which help support MHS co-curricular

activities and award scholarships to graduating seniors.

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5:30 - 8 p.m., JMMY Center, 1486 Stone Bridge Rd., Georgia. (See Sunday, May 20 for details.)

ONGOING EVENTS Pick-uP sPorts for adults

Adult pick-up sports are being played almost every day of the week in Milton! Whether you’re looking to get back into the game, find more players, make some friends, get some exercise or just have fun - these are great options for you. Pickleball: Monday & Wednesday evenings, contact Ben Nappi at Softball: Wednesday evenings, contact Bradley Bell at Tennis: Saturday mornings, contact Ben Nappi at bnappi@ Volleyball: Sunday evenings, contact Kim Auer at

chaMPlain valley horseshoe cluB

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., horseshoe pits at Bombardier Park East. Do you love playing horseshoes or have you always wanted to brush up on your playing skills? All ages and abilities are encouraged to stop by, check it out and have some fun! Free; contact David Trayah at 893-6586 or Bob Gordon at 893-7023 for more information.

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Health & Wellness 5 reasons to try apple cider vinegar


Vinegar is a fermented liquid made from a wide array of ingredients that is used primarily to preserve and flavor food. But the uses for vinegar are almost as extensive as the variety of flavors it’s available in. The word “vinegar” comes from the French “vin aigre,” or “sour wine.” Vinegar is a diluted solution of acetic acid that forms with the fermentation of grapes, apples, rice, corn, and many other ingredients. Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, is a type of vinegar that has recently skyrocketed in popularity due to its purported health benefits. ACV is formed from cider or apple must and has a long history as a home remedy, making it the most popular type of vinegar in the natural health community. The following are just a handful of the purported benefits credited to ACV. 1. ACV improves healthy gut flora. Like other fermented foods and beverages (think yogurt and kombucha), ACV is rich in enzymes and probiotics. Probiotics can aid in digestion and make sure that the digestive system is working efficiently. According to the health and wellness team at MyFitnessPal, unpasteurized ACV can deliver probiotics and energize digestion. Others say that ACV can assist with easing an upset stomach by addressing un-



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Family celebrates 3rd Eagle Scout SUBMITTED BY THE MCNANEY FAMILY On February 18, family, friends and mentors gathered at the Milton Historical Society to celebrate Sawyer McNaney, a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 631 with a special Court of Honor for achieving Eagle Scout, the highest rank of Boy Scouts. This was an especially important day for his parents, Jeff and Lisa, as this makes the third Eagle Scout in the family with Sawyer’s two brothers, Tyler and Trevor, also achieving this rank. To become an Eagle Scout, a Scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, of which 12 are required. Sawyer earned a total of 26 merit badges. He must serve actively in a troop leadership position for a period of six months after achieving the rank of Life Scout. He must demonstrate, through the testimony of character references and otherwise, that he lives by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in his daily life. While a Life Scout he must plan, develop and carry out a service project helpful to a religious institution, school or community in a manner worthy of an Eagle Scout. If you take a drive past the Milton Historical Society, you will notice a new flagpole. The flagpole was Sawyer’s Eagle Scout project. On a rainy Memorial Day, the flagpole was assembled and raised not only to benefit the Milton Historical Society and the town but also as an honor to the veterans who have served our country. Outside of scouting, Sawyer has also had many achievements including being

Milton Police RePoRts Wednesday, May 2 to Tuesday, May 8 WRITTEN WARNINGS 42 TICKETS 3 Speeding 2 Driving with suspended license 2 Stop sign 2 Uninsured drivers 1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 1 Operation on emergency vehicle approach 1 Uninspected vehicle 1 Using portable electronic device ARRESTS 2 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 Negligent operation 1 Possession of stolen property TOTAL CALLS 205

nominated to the military service academies, Boys State candidate, member of the National Honor Society and a National History Day finalist to name a few. He has worked with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and is currently employed by Aubuchon Hardware. Sawyer is now a senior at Milton High School. After graduation, he plans to attend college to study business and with the hard work of obtaining the Eagle Scout rank, his future looks bright.

5/2, 8:59 a.m., Suspicious, Route 7 Sgt. Scott Philbrook received information about a spot frequented by juveniles using drugs/alcohol. He relayed the information to patrol officers so it could be checked more frequently. He also notified the property owner of the issue. 5/2, 11:54 a.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Woodcrest Circ. Cpl. Chris Grenier spoke with a complainant about a vehicle in the neighborhood with a loud exhaust. He checked the area, but could not locate the vehicle. It is unknown whether the muffler is faulty or simply a DOT approved add-on part. 5/2, 3:43 p.m., Suspicious, Herrick Ave. at Bradley St. Cpl. Chris Grenier spoke with a juvenile female and her parents about an unknown male who had made her feel uncomfortable by smiling strangely at her when she was on her way home from school. The area was checked and patrol officers were made aware of the complaint. 5/2, 5:48 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Route 7 at Catamount Dr. Officer Jareco Coulombe responded to a report of a possible minor car accident, but on arrival, could not locate any signs of a crash. 5/2, 9:10 p.m., Vandalism, Eagle Mountain Harbor Rd. Sgt. Paul Locke responded to a report of possible vandalism to summer camps. The case is still being investigated.


Rescue vehicles are staged at the parking lot for the Burrows Trail on Camels Hump in Huntington during the search and rescue operation on Wednesday, May 9.

VSP promotes hiker safety WATERBURY — As the weather improves this spring, the Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety would like to remind people who are heading out onto Vermont's hiking trails of the ever-changing conditions hikers may encounter this time of year, especially at higher elevations. As you follow trails into the mountains, you can find yourself hiking in snow and ice again despite warm weather and green grass at the trailhead. Spring showers at lower elevations can turn into a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain in the hills. Rain and melting snow can cause rapidly rising streams and challenging stream crossings. The long-lasting snowpack at higher elevations keeps the air temperature cool, soaks your boots and can make trails difficult to follow. If you are hiking at higher elevations in the springtime, it's important for people continue to be prepared for winter conditions. Waterproof boots (not sneakers) with traction devices, extra layers of warm clothes, a headlamp, map and compass might become necessary for a safe and successful hike. Consider turning around when you hit icy or snow-covered trails if you are not prop-

erly equipped, or if travel and route-finding becomes difficult. Neil Van Dyke, search and rescue coordinator for the Vermont Department of Public Safety, reports that two hikers became stranded Wednesday, May 9 on Camels Hump. The two 18-year-old women were wearing only sneakers, shorts and shortsleeve shirts due to warm valley temperatures. Coming down from the summit, they took a wrong turn and ended up on a trail with thigh-deep snow and were unable to continue. The rescue took five hours to complete and could have been avoided with proper preparation by having a map, proper footwear, extra layers of clothing or simply turning around when snowy and icy conditions were encountered. Officials from the Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety encourage you to stay safe while enjoying the beginning of hiking season, by being careful as you climb higher into the mountains where spring might not yet have arrived. Hikers also are reminded that trails on state land above 2,500 feet in elevation remain closed until Memorial Day.

5/2, 11:08 p.m., Suspicious, Park Pl. Officer Noi Jones stopped to check on a vehicle on Park Place. He found no one with the vehicle and nothing suspicious in the area. 5/3, 12:26 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Rebecca Lander Dr. Officer Kendra Raymond assisted School officials with a student found in possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident was handled by school staff. 5/3, 12:34 p.m., Larceny, Gonyeau Rd. Officer Richard Corbin responded to a theft from a business. The investigation is still ongoing. 5/4, 8:03 a.m., Found/Lost Property, Riverside Dr. Officer Bill Bosworth recovered a bicycle that was abandoned on the side of the roadway. It was placed in evidence storage. 5/4, 9:03 a.m., Suspicious, Haydenberry Dr. Officer Bill Bosworth responded to a male trying to get into a vehicle through the window. He determined it was only the owner who had locked themselves out. 5/4, 1:14 p.m., Possession of Stolen Property, Partridge Ln. There is no information in this case. 5/4, 4:25 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Aurora Ln. Officer Eduard Larente spoke with a complainant about her neighbors children taking her shoes, then bringing them back. Officer Larente issued a trespass notice by the complainant’s request. 5/5, 12:28 a.m., Disturbance, East Rd. Cpl. Gordon LaFountain responded to an intoxicated male causing a disturbance in front of the complainant’s residence. He issued a trespass notice for the property and provided the male with a ride to his residence. 5/5, 1:56 a.m., Disturbance, Railroad St. Cpl. Gordon LaFountain responded to the same intoxicated male he’d previously dealt with, now causing a disturbance at his residence. The male had left on foot before he arrived and the other residents advised no further assistance was necessary. The area was checked and the male was not located. 5/5, 6:12 p.m., Domestic Disturbance, Field Ridge Dr. Officer Matthew McQueen responded to a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, he spoke with both parties and determined there were no injuries. The incident is still under investigation.

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5/5, 7:17 p.m., Noise, Lena Ct. Cpl. Gordon LaFountain responded to a report of gunshots in the area. Upon arriving, he was unable to determine the location the shots were fired from. 5/6, 11:45 a.m., Public Assist, Bombardier Rd. Officer Matthew McQueen spoke with two parties about a dispute over a meat grinder. One party believed the other had the grinder in a storage unit, the other denied having it. Officer McQueen accompanied them to the storage unit and the meat grinder was found and recovered. 5/6, 3:02 p.m., Suspicious, West Milton Rd. Officer McQueen responded to a report of two unknown males carrying a futon into the woods. He arrived and determined the futon was likely trash. He was not able to determine who left the futon there. 5/6, 4:09 p.m., Accident – Property Damage, Park Pl. Officer Corbin responded to a report of a minor crash involving two cars in a parking lot. There were no injuries and the operators were provided with crash reports. 5/6, 8:59 p.m., Public Assist, Maplewood Ave. Cpl. LaFountain spoke with a complainant about a dispute with their partner. The complainant reported there had been an argument and the partner had left, but then returned to cut the Comcast Cable line. The complainant was also concerned their partner would report a false physical assault. 5/7, 6:06 a.m. and 6:28 a.m., Larceny from Vehicle, Strawberry Ln. Several different officers responded to multiple reports of items stolen from unlocked vehicles overnight. The incidents are still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milton Police Department at (802)893-2424. 5/7, 1:31 p.m., Car Seat Inspection, Herrick Ave. Officer Raymond conducted a car seat safety inspection and installation. 5/7, 2:39 p.m., Suspicious, Westford Rd. Officer Corbin spoke with the owner of private property where a vehicle had been left. He determined the vehicle was disabled and the owner did not intend to remove it. He advised the property owner of this so they could remove it privately at the vehicle owners expense. 5/8, 12:22 a.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Chrisemily Ln. Officer Jones responded to a vehicle that had been idling for over 4 hours. Upon arriving, they spoke with the owner who advised the ignition was broken and he could not turn the vehicle off. Officer Jones assisted in shutting the vehicle off. 5/8, 1:53 p.m., Suspicious, Rebecca Lander Dr. Officer Raymond spoke with school staff about a person trying to access one of the doors to the school the previous night. No entry was made. There was no description of the person who tried to open the door. 5/8, 5:08 p.m., Larceny, West Milton Rd. Officer Corbin spoke with a complainant who advised two weeks prior, someone had syphoned gas out of his vehicle. 5/8, 8:05 p.m., Threats/Harassment, Peterson Rd. Officer Jones responded to a complaint of threatening between a separated couple. He spoke with the female who advised her ex had confronted her while walking with her new boyfriend. Officer Jones spoke with the ex who advised he had confronted her, but had not threatened her. 5/8, 9:24 p.m., Domestic Disturbance, Boysenberry Dr. Cpl. Porter responded to a domestic disturbance between a male and female. He determined the argument was only verbal. Both parties were comfortable staying at the residence. 5/8, 11:21 p.m., Intoxication, West Milton Rd. Officer Jones responded to an Uber driver who had a patron who was intoxicated and did not know where she lived. Officer Jones was able to locate a friend to release the intoxicated female to.

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12 • Milton Independent • May 17, 2018 sports editor: Josh Kaufmann, sports clerk: Ben Chiappinelli,


YELLOWJACKETS' LAX STUMBLES A pair of losses puts a kink in the MHS winning streak.

Milton 1, Rice 10 May 8

Milton 5, U-32 8 May 12

U-32 gave up four goals in the first period but just one over the final three quarters, rallying for an 8-5 Division II boys lacrosse win over the host Yellowjackets on Saturday morning at Phil Hughes Field. Tim Dockham gave Milton a 2-0 lead midway through the opening period with a pair of goals, assisted by Owen Perry with 7:26 left and unassisted with 5:32 remaining. Tim Boucher made it 3-0 with 4:31 left, assisted by Eric Godin and Dockham finished off his hat trick with 1:31 left in the quarter, converting another assist from Perry for a 4-1 advantage.


Senior Tim Dockham goes on the attack for the Yellowjackets as he stretches out to try and put one past the U-32 keeper. Dockham would score a hat trick in the game, but it wouldn't be enough for Milton to net the win. The two losses this past week snapped a five game win streak for the 'Jackets. We have photos of LAX, baseball and softball online at

But after being out-shot 6-3 in the opening frame, U-32's defense allowed just one shot at goalie Max Kissnel in the second, and held Milton to seven shots on goal in the second half. Hunter Solomon and Blessed Byerly led the Raider comeback with three goals each. Josh Ehret and Zach Schneider added a goal each for U-32, which outscored Milton 2-0 in the second, 3-1 in the third, and 2-0 in the fourth for the win. On May 8 at Rice, the Green Knights raced in front of the visiting Yellowjackets with four goals in 2 1/2 minutes of the first quarter, ending Milton's 5-game boys lacrosse winning streak with a 10-1 win Tuesday at Rice Memorial. Rice came in having beaten only 1-8 Mt. Anthony, but Gignoux started the scoring with 7:01 left

in the opening frame and Davis Lavoie, Manyl Boudjeltia, and Connor Ritchie followed to make it 4-0 with 4:32 still to go in the quarter. Tim Dockham netted Milton's lone goal 1:05 into the second half, while the Green Knights picked up two scores in each of the last three periods. Rice held Owen Perry scoreless for the first time after the junior ran off 10 straight multiple-goal games for Milton, which had not scored fewer than six in a game this spring. Rice was the fourth Division I team to beat Milton, which is 6-1 against Division II competition. The Knights outshot the Jackets 30-9, with Milton goalie Chris Lefebvre making a career-high 20 saves.

DOG DAYS ON THE DIAMOND Milton 3, Middlebury 9 May 10

Milton 5, Missisquoi 6 May 12

Milton 2, Middlebury 12 May 14 After nine innings produced just four runs, Missisquoi and Milton scored seven in a dramatic 10th inning as the Thunderbirds held on for a 6-5 Lake Division baseball win Saturday. MVU (6-5) broke a 2-2 deadlock in the top of the third extra inning, scoring four times on seven hits to take a 6-2 lead. But the Yellowjackets battled back in the bottom of the 10th, getting three runs on three hits before Missisquoi reliever Adam Rice got the final out. The Thunderbirds blasted out 23 hits, including five from freshman Patrick Walker (double, steal, 2 runs, RBI), but starter Matt Brault and the MHS defense allowed just two runs through his eight innings. Brault struck out five. Missisquoi starter Avery Feeley also went eight innings and fanned

13 batters while allowing just four hits. Rice came on to pitch the last two frames, striking out two with three hits. Along with Walker's four singles and a double, Missisquoi got multi-hit efforts from Rice, Kyle Gilbert, Hunter Fagga, Gavin Hubbard, and Colby Theberge. Andrew Harvey had two of Milton's seven hits, stealing a base, driving in a run, and scoring twice. Alex Line, Tyler Farrar Jacob Laware, Spencer Bidwell, Zachary Fantini and Brault each singled. Harvey drove in two runs while Brault, Bidwell, and Fantini had an RBI each for Milton, which came within one run of breaking into the win column for the second time in four days. "I think we've turned a corner the last three or four games," said Yellowjacket coach John Learned, whose team's three closest games are its most recent three. "We've been playing much better." After suffering three straight lopsided defeats by a combined 45-3 margin in the previous week, Milton turned things around this week with three close games. BFA-Fairfax needed a bottom-of-the-seventh walkoff hit for a 7-6 win Tuesday, and Milton played a solid game


against D-I Middlebury on Thursday before taking the T-Birds into extra innings on Saturday. Defense kept Milton in the game for a few innings more Saturday, with a pair of big plays in the top of the sixth to keep it 2-2. With runners at first and second and one out, MVU's Colbey Theberge hit a bouncing shot toward left field. But Milton third baseman Spencer Bidwell dove hard to his left to knock the ball down, forcing the lead runner to stop at third. Shortstop Tyler Farrar followed with a quick throw to second on a slow roller, and Alex Line just kept his foot on the bag while reaching up for the ball to get the force out. On May 10 in Milton, Jordan Stearns struck out 12 and Middlebury rapped 14 hits, earning a 9-3 Lake Division baseball win. The Yellowjackets picked up nine hits and benefitted from five walks. Tyler Farrar (2 runs), Jacob Laware (2 doubles, 2 RBI), and Spencer Bidwell (double) each had two hits for Milton, while Andrew Harvey doubled, walked three times, drove in a run, and scored one.

Tough times for softball Milton 3, Fairfax 14 May 8

Milton 2, Missisquoi 14 May 12

Missisquoi started a rare two-stop doubleheader Saturday with a 14-2 softball victory over the Yellowjackets, scoring in each of the first five innings and closing out their 13-hit morning with a 4-run fifth. The Yellowjackets picked up their two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a 2-out rally. After back-to-back strikeouts by MVU starter Natalee Harvey, Lilly Winterbottom got Milton going with a single, Kate Rowley walked, and Cody Hyldburg drove them in with a double to deep left field. Harvey finished off the complete game in the seventh with a strikeout and a double play to shortstop from Dunphy to Sarah Harvey and back across to third for the final out. Megan Reilly was the only one of Milton's first three batters in the lineup to reach base, getting on via error. Winterbottom led the offense by getting on all three times she hit in the cleanup slot, though, walking twice and singling in the sixth, and Hyldburg had a pair of htis. Kate Rowley scored a run, and Samantha Borman added a hit. On May 8 in Fairfax, Sydney Rooney, Ali Irish, and Taylor Mitchell led an 18-hit BFA attack with three each, and the Bullets rolled to a 14-3 Lake Division softball win. Mitchell threw a complete game in the circle for the win, striking out 11 with six hits and just one walk allowed. BFA improved to 3-5 and ended a three-game losing streak. For Milton, Maizy Mooney singled and triple, Lilly Winterbottom singled and doubled, and Kate Rowley added a triple.

BHS Invitational Highlights MILTON BOYS

Pole Vault 6 Zac St. Amour 10-2

200 Meters 2 Tre Sherwood 22.99 6 Carson Bianchi 23.34


400 Meters 2 Carson Bianchi 51.39 1500 Meters 7 Mike Ferro 4:17.60 High Jump 8 Anthony Barbieri 5-5

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High Jump 5 Camille Hanna 4-10 Pole Vault 6 Camille Hanna 7-1 10 Emma Patry 6-4

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Spencer Bidwell Baseball: Junior


idwell played a big offensive and defensive role in a pair of onerun games for the Yellowjackets, who closed in on their first win of the season with three straight strong outings after a string of onesided losses. in a 7-6 loss at BFA-Fairfax on May 8, Bidwell was the only Yellowjacket with multiple hits, along with a pair of runs batted in. He added two more hits, including a double, against Middlebury on May 10, and in a 10-inning, 6-5 loss to MVU Bidwell drove in a run with a hit and came up with several defensive plays at third base to keep the score tied.

lillY winterBottoM Softball: Senior


interbottom had a strong day at the plate in back-to-back games for Milton, collecting three hits in losses to BFA-Fairfax and Missisquoi. Against the Bullets, winterbottom singled and doubled for two of the Yellowjackets' six hits. Against perennial division i contender Missisquoi, winterbottom singled and scored a run for Milton.

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14 • Milton Independent • May 17, 2018


Fun run raises $58K for VNA Respite House Runners, walkers and bikers were off to the races Saturday, May 5 to help raise money for the McClure Miller VNA Respite House. The annual 5k Fun Run and Walk brought in about $58,000 and attracted more than 200 participants to Malletts Bay School for the 28th annual event (formerly known as the Jiggety Jog). “Each year, we gather to celebrate and honor lives lived at the Respite House,” administrator Sharon Keegan said in a press release. Many funrunners wore stickers displaying names of those they were participating in memory of. Colchester resident Heather Rylant topped the charts as this year’s top individual fundraiser, bringing in $1,800. Fifteen-year participant Susan Brodeur of Milton notched second place with $1,420. Brodeur, whose parents both called the Respite House home during their last days, sported large pins with pictures of her mom and dad.

On the team side, Situ’s Super Stars came out on top, raising $4,066. Team Hewitt followed with $2,970. Colchester’s Dylan Roberge, 17, was the top finisher, braking the tape with a time of 19:26. Shortly after, Ananya Christman of South Burlington crossed the line at 19:50, earning second place overall as the first female finisher. This year, walkers strolled an inaugural 3K route, allowing all walkers and runners to finish in the same timeframe. After the race, participants enjoyed post-run lawn games like cornhole, music by Top Hat Entertainment, City Market smoothie bikes, cookies made by longtime volunteers and an awards ceremony, where top finishers received medals. Raffle winners also pocketed gifts from Ski Rack, The Guilty Plate and Vermont Integrative Massage Therapy. family.


TOP: Milton’s Susan Brodeur high-fives a fellow runner after the McClure Miller VNA Respite House 5K Fun Run & Walk. ABOVE: A team with Milton residents poses for a picture at the fun run, who participated in memory of Ruth Barrows.


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