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King accused of embezzling over $10k By COURTNEY LAMDIN & COLIN FLANDERS Matt King embezzled more than $10,000 from the Milton Broncos during his three years as the nonprofit organization’s president, racking up personal expenses ranging from home improvements to a trip to the dentist, a sworn police affidavit shows. King, 38, pleaded not guilty to felony embezzlement in Chittenden County Superior Court last Thursday following a Milton police investigation into the youth football program. He ran the Broncos until stepping down this July. Detective Nick Hendry opened his case five days after the Milton Independent published a story May 31 scrutinizing the

former president’s leadership. The Indy’s reporting, which detailed numerous financial oddities, is cited extensively in the police affidavit. King’s attorney, Paul Jarvis, told the judge his client will abide by court-ordered conditions to avoid contact with anyone involved with the Broncos. King is due back in court next month. Last week's hearing came just over a month after police cited King for felony embezzlement, a crime Vermont statute describes as the fraudulent use of more than $100. But court records show police believe King’s impropriety goes well above that sum. During a monthlong investigation, detectives pored over Broncos bank state-

ments for June 2015 to June 2018 and identified 123 transactions totaling nearly $10,500 that showed “no legitimate use” for the football program, the affidavit says. King told police he accidentally spent Broncos money because the program’s checks and debit card “looked exactly the same” as his own, and said he believed he could buy food, fuel up his vehicle and withdraw cash for “Broncos business.” Hendry asked previous Broncos leadership if this was normal practice; they indicated it was not. Police say King continued to use the Broncos account even after he claimed to realize his errors. After taking over in 2015, King opened u see KING, page 3


Former Milton Broncos president Matt King is pictured in criminal court last Thursday, Sept. 6.

A bright start to school

Driver collides with cruiser on West Milton Rd. By COURTNEY LAMDIN


Maara Pitham-Singh of Milton helps her young daughter add her handprint to a diversity mural at the second annual community spirit rally hosted by the Milton Inclusion and Diversity Initiative at Milton High School on Saturday, Aug. 25. The event included a joint art project, communication activity, door prizes and playtime for kids and toddlers.

A driver struck a parked Milton police cruiser last week, sending both parties to the hospital with minor injuries, a press release said. Milton police, fire and rescue responded to the collision on West Milton Road, just south of Bear Trap Road, just before 1:15 p.m. September 5, police said. Harlan Bellew, 85, of Milton told Colchester Police, which is investigating the collision, that he was traveling 30 mph on the 40-mph posted road, Sgt. Francis Gonyaw said, adding CPD hasn’t verified Bellew’s account. Bellew’s 2006 Honda CRV struck Officer Ed Larente’s parked 2016 Ford Explorer cruiser from behind while Larente was conducting a traffic stop, Gonyaw said. Larente, a Milton officer since 2012, was seated in his cruiser at the time. He had no passengers, police said. The collision caused damage to the cruiser’s bumper, left rear tire and undercarriage and to Bellew’s bumper, right front fender and right front door. The vehicle Larente had stopped was unaffected in the crash, Gonyaw said. Milton Police Chief Steve Laroche said the cruiser sustained roughly $6,600 in damage, and it will likely be out of service for several weeks. Both Larente and Bellew u see CRASH, page 3

Bove’s to dish up classics at Milton sauce plant By MADELINE CLARK


ove’s is back. Starting October 5, Vermont’s oldest family-owned Italian restaurant will open its Milton sauce factory doors to dish up classics in an initiative owners are calling “Flashback Friday.” “We’ll see how this goes,” owner Mark Bove said with a laugh. “If we have a flashback of duress from running the restaurant, we’ll say, ‘It’s limited.’” Flashback Friday will occur the first Friday of each month and consist of a rotating menu of Bove’s original recipes served in its Milton manufacturing plant dining room, spokeswoman Emily McMahon said. According to Bove, the events will honor Bove’s commitment to affordable family-style dining. “We have heard from customers that they missed us,” McMahon said. “And we missed

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them.” Bove stressed while Flashback Friday is reminiscent of Bove’s Café, it doesn’t signal a reopening of the restaurant, the downtown Burlington landmark that closed in 2015. The event’s success will be gauged via an online ticket purchasing system and will, in part, determine its longevity. The plant where Flashback Friday will take place most recently entertained loyal customers and friends at a “Bove’s Homecoming” event on Saturday. The celebration marked the company’s return to Vermont after moving its wholesale production wholly in-state. The event featured food trucks dishing up fare using Bove’s sauces, pony rides, a clown and bounce-house for kids, Burlington-based band Shake and speeches from the Bove family as well as Gov. Phil Scott. “They’ve given a lot to us as a state,” u see BOVE'S, page 2


Mark Bove addresses the crowd at the sauce company's homecoming event last Saturday at the Milton production facility. The Boves will begin a "Flashback Friday" event in October where they serve classic Bove's dishes one night a month.

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Milton police Sgt. Scott Philbrook instructs town employees on the ALICE protocol – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate – at the muncipal building community room last week. The former school resource officer has been training students and faculty on the active shooter response techniques.

Town employees receive active shooter response training By MADELINE CLARK Milton Police Sgt. Scott Philbrook has spent the last two years teaching schools how to respond to an active shooter. Last week, he took his training to his colleagues at the town offices. Officials from eight departments listened attentively as Philbrook, the former school resource officer, presented the school-based active shooter protocol known as ALICE. “We all say it won’t happen, and statistically speaking, there is a very low probability,” Philbrook said. “But there’s a probability, and because it’s there, if you don’t train, people could lose their lives.” Philbrook felt the program, originally used in schools, was something anyone could benefit from learning. He’s since in-

structed businesses, fire and rescue and churches under its five-step, nonlinear protocol: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. “I just thought it was a good opportunity to take the time and the money that the district invested in me to send me to this class … to get it out to everybody,” he said. Philbrook changes the wording of his PowerPoint to make it applicable for his different target audiences, but the message is still the same: “Make a decision.” ALICE is a rethinking of the shelterin-place theory, according to the sergeant. It suggests people should take action and make decisions during violent events instead of hiding under desks. Action, Philbrook said, can range from barricading rooms to delay an intruder,

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communicating information about the event to coworkers and law enforcement via a multitude of media platforms, to hitting an alarm or evacuating the building. The “counter” step, officers explained, is most controversial. In this step, victims in an aggressive intruder or active shooter event are encouraged to defend themselves with force should the perpetrator enter their space. As Philbrook noted, not everyone feels they can perform this role. “At no point can I teach you—or can anyone teach you—that you have to fight,” he said. However, if people are comfortable, there’s nothing “unfair” about throwing objects at or trying to stop the intruder, he said. According to town manager Don Turner, his background in public safety motivated him to train town employees in these responses. “Any kind of training that we can have in this area is important; we have a lot of people in and out of the building throughout the day,” he said. “It's important for

people to have an education of what it entails, what we should be looking for, what we should be doing and how we should react.” According to Chief Stephen Laroche, the town’s police have received two threats against the department in the past five years, and the town offices have called in several times for “concern about someone in the community.” Laroche emphasized town employees should report any concerns they may have with him and can do so in confidence. The meeting ended with a question-andanswer period in which many of the attendees sought to learn more about preparing for the worst. Afterward, officers offered up their services to help employees determine how to make their spaces safer in the event of an emergency. The wail of the offices’ panic button – pressed to show employees the “alert” step in action – rang out in the background. “This is not the cure-all end-all,” Laroche said. “But it’s a start: Get in the mindset that you’re going to survive.”

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Vermont State Police arrested a 33-year-old Milton man for what they say is his third driving under the influence infraction. Troopers responded to a report of an unresponsive male slumped over his vehicle on the side of Interstate 89 southbound in St. Albans on September 7 around 8:20 p.m., a press release said. They identified the operator as Eric M. Poland, who had to be revived by

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continued from page 1 Scott said, citing the Boves’ contributions as growing the economy, making the state more affordable and protecting the vulnerable. “The traditions that they carry through with quality says a lot about Vermont,” Scott said. “We value our food, we value that work ethic.” Although the plant and event space have been open for two years, Bove felt a homecoming event was not appropriate until the company had resettled. “I wanted it to feel homey,” he said, detailing the time and care that went into honoring his father’s 75-year-old Burlington

space. Remnants from the original dining room fill the new space and old kitchenware breathes once more. The factory employs two of its original café staff plus four new hires and is currently seeking another worker. While operations have grown to include crafting and packing sauces for other companies and the state’s schools, McMahon said each batch of marinara is still taste-tested for quality by one of the Bove brothers. “We’ve never forgotten where we’ve come from,” Bove said. “We wouldn’t be here without our supporters.”


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a new bank account and transferred the $9,100 balance from the program’s previous account. Over the next two weeks, King spent $120 at the former Breakwater Cafe in Burlington, withdrew $60 in cash, made a $100 purchase from a golf shoe store and cut himself a $1,000 check with the memo line “football,” court records show. Thus began a litany of suspicious expenses throughout King’s tenure as the only authorized party on the Broncos account. The Independent confronted King in January about rumors that he’d embezzled from the program. He denied any suggestion of wrongdoing and said parents don’t understand the “hidden costs.” “I don’t know what personal expenses I would have,” he said at the time. “I mean, football money is so small. We have enough money to maintain the year. What am I

gonna do? Buy a car?” A truck, in fact: King put a $1,000 down payment on a 2011 Toyota Tundra in December 2015 using Broncos money, court records show. The following October, around the time he purchased a home, King wrote a handful of checks including: • $50 for a dog fence • $164 for carpet • $300 for a dumpster • $576 for heating fuel • $600 for a pellet stove • And $1,900 to have his house painted, the affidavit says. That same fall, King was forced to confront a growing threat to his presidency: parents, who demanded more transparency with the program and its finances. They enlisted the help of the league president, who directed King to assemble a board of directors that could ensure he’s held accountable. Unwilling to cede control, King would continue to deny parents access to financial statements while simultaneously chastis-

ing them for not getting involved. Sure, he made some mistakes, like failing to submit tax forms and losing the Broncos’ nonprofit status in the process, but without him, he posited, the program would have failed long ago. Under King’s tutelage, however, the once revered Broncos gained a reputation of dysfunction. Enrollment dropped as parents registered their kids in neighboring towns, or pulled them out of football altogether, and the Broncos would soon be on the verge of an existential crisis. At the program’s first meeting of 2018, King said despite what some parents say, he had nothing to hide, and he agreed to provide bank records to prove it. But he withheld pages detailing thousands of dollars in transactions and ignored subsequent requests for a full accounting. On the same day the Independent’s story broke in May, the Broncos announced a new campaign: They would lobby the school board to take ownership of their middle school-level teams, a way out of their self-inflicted troubles. King, who said

he wanted to take on a lesser role, strongly supported the move. To sweeten the deal, he offered a $4,000 donation – almost half of the $7,800 he said was in the team’s bank account – toward startup costs. Since the team only had $1,000 in its account at the end of 2017, it was unclear where all that money came from. Asked to explain, King pleaded ignorance, saying, “There’s probably some checks that weren’t put in, I don’t know.” But court records show King indeed knew the source of the deposit: His personal bank account. In March, after weeks of refusing the Independent’s requests for more financial documents, King deposited $6,000 to the Broncos account, court records show. He later told police he arrived at that sum after reviewing the account and tallying his improper expenses, but he remained adamant that it was all a big mistake. Four months later, police summoned King to the station for processing. He refused to sign the citation.

Vermonters benefit from land conservation Report shows 900 percent return on investment in protecting natural lands A new report from the Trust for Public Land reported that for every $1 invested in land conservation in Vermont, $9 is returned in natural goods and services. “This is the third highest return on investment we’ve seen among the dozen studies we’ve conducted in states across the country,” said Shelby Semmes, the TPL’s Vermont and New Hampshire state program director. The 900 percent return on investment in land conservation comes back to local municipalities in various forms of natural goods and services, the report said. The TPL report explained that conserving lands bolsters local economies directly in many forms, including tourism, a $2.61 billion economy in the state. Tourists and residents spend an additional $5.5 billion on outdoor recreation in Vermont’s natural landscape. Conservation in the form of working lands also helps to boost the state’s economic return on investment, the report said. Maple syrup, dairies and produce farms contribute $796 million to Vermont’s economy: protecting these working

lands is important for the the future of farming in the state, the report says. Investing in land conservation also benefits Vermonters in the form of public health, environmental vitality and economic development, the TPL report said. While the economic analysis of the report was conducted by TPL advisors, the entire project was supported by the Vermont Forest Partnership, a coalition of five organizations including the TPL, Audubon Vermont, The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Natural Resources Council. The coalition, whose goal is to protect the state’s forests from fragmentation and to support conservation, is excited about the results of the study. “We’ve always anticipated that investing in land conservation is a good investment that pays dividends to Vermonters,” said Brian Shupe, executive director of the VNRC. “But we were pleasantly surprised at how big that return was.” For Vermont towns, the report is good news. “Many municipalities make bold decisions to invest precious resources to match state funding investments that this report evaluates,” Semmes said. “This $1

to $9 return on investment should be proof that they are acting prudently and with bold vision when doing so, benefitting current and future residents and businesses.” Colchester economic development director Kathi O’Reilly noted the town’s continued investment in recreation and conservation for the benefit of residents and tourists. “The Heritage Project, which was a resident-driven initiative, had several priorities including ‘Preserve and strengthen the viability of Colchester’s working landscape and agricultural economy in support of local economic development, economic self-reliance, and Colchester’s agricultural heritage,’” she wrote in an email to the Sun. With this report, Shupe said, the VNRC is going to continue to raise public awareness and advocate for policy to protect the state’s forests from fragmentation and development. “For the first time in over 100 years, we’re starting to lose our forest again, we’re going backwards,” he said. “We’re seeing the fragmentation of our forests, it’s subdivision in scattered unplanned residential development, and that’s already having an economic impact.”


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were transported the to University of Vermont Medical Center with minor injuries and were released. Their vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Traffic was rerouted onto nearby private property as police investigated the crash, Gonyaw said. The normal traffic patterns resumed after about an hour. Laroche responded to the scene and saw Larente had positioned his vehicle in the proper manner, and there were adequate sight lines to recognize a cruiser parked with blue lights activated, he said. Still, after every officerinvolved collision, MPD debriefs and determines if officers could have done anything differently. “Looking at the video, we did everything the right

way, and that actually prevented this from being a lot worse,” he said. Larente is back on duty, and being down a cruiser won’t drastically affect MPD’s patrols unless there’s a major incident, Laroche said. The crash marks the first cruiser-involved collision since 2012 when an officer failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning around on Route 7. Another driver was following too closely and struck the brand-new black-and-white. Insurance found both parties were at fault. Gonyaw said he still has to collect witness statements before determining the official cause. It will be up to insurance companies to assign fault, he said.




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The 2 best ways to make a BLT

Ingredients • • • • • • • • •

1 head plus 1 small clove of garlic, divided 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoonmustard powder 1/2 teaspoon salt pinch black pepper 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large tomatoes, washed 8 slices thick, sourdough or white artisan


Make the roasted garlic. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Take a whole head of garlic, and use a sharp knife to cut off an inch or two off of the top. This will expose the cloves within their paper shells. If a few cloves remain hidden, use the knife to cut into the tops of them. Place a square of foil onto a baking sheet or in an aluminum pie plate. Place the head of garlic in the center of the foil. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the head, getting each clove. Pull the edges of the foil up around the garlic to seal it inside. Place the sheet or pie plate in the oven and roast the garlic for 45 minutes. The cloves should be browned and soft. Remove the garlic from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Once it is cool enough to handle, squeeze the cloves out of the papery skins. Discard the skins. Set the cloves aside, or refrigerate them

One of Mock's two twists on the classic BLT sandwich: the Boursin BLT. in a sealed container until ready to make the aioli. Make the roasted garlic. Place the remaining small, fresh clove of garlic, the roasted garlic, egg yolks, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper into the bowl of a food processor. Blend the ingredients together until they are smooth.

With the processor running, slowly add in the oil in a stream to blend it into the other ingredients. (If you can't add the oil with the machine running, add it a little at a time, blending between additions.) The mixture should be a smooth and uniform emulsion. If it is too thick, add a little water and then blend again. If the emulsion breaks, stop


adding oil and blend until the aioli is smooth again. Slice the tomatoes into 1/2-inch thick slices. Use a paper towel to blot the slices dry. Toast the slices of bread to your liking: for BLTs I like the bread toasted lightly, but go for darker if that's what you prefer. Assemble the sandwiches. Lay out four toast slices. Spread each slice with about 1 tablespoon of garlic aioli. Place pieces of lettuce on each slice of bread. Top the lettuce with the sliced tomato, two slices per sandwich. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over the tomatoes. Top the tomatoes with four slices of bacon on each sandwich. (The slices can be cut in half to make them fit better if you'd like.) If desired, more aioli can be spread on the remaining slices of toast. Top each sandwich with toast slices (aioli side down if you used more.) Use a sharp knife to slice each sandwich in half, and skewer each half with sandwich picks. Place the sandwiches on individual plates and serve immediately.

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Allow time for the garlic to roast. This step can be done in advance, and the roasted cloves kept in a sealed container in the fridge. The entire aioli* can be done in advance as well; the recipe below makes about 1 cup total, which can be kept in the fridge for 3-5 days.


PREP TIME: 30 min. COOK TIME: 45 min. TOTAL TIME: 1 hour, 15 min. SERVINGS: 4

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bread 1 small head Green leaf lettuce, washed and spun dry Salt and black pepper 16 strips of bacon, freshly cooked and drained 8 sandwich picks or toothpicks


Nancy Mock is a Colchester food blogger. Find more of her recipes at



ne of my alltime, favorite sandwiches is the humble BLT. Bologna, legumes, and tuna? No, not that one. I mean a simple Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, on toasted bread with mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. It is a sandwich that makes me think of diners, of Sunday lunches, of grandparents, of lazy weekends, of summertime. How perfect is this sandwich? The toasty crunch of the bread, the crisp, fresh lettuce leaves, thick and juicy slices of tomato, smoky, salty bacon. A little bit of rich mayonnaise on the toast completes the stellar fillings of this sandwich. It is an easy sandwich to adapt and change up: add cheese (CBLT), add fresh basil (BBLT), leave out all the veggies and load on extra bacon (XB). The BLTs I give you here stay true to the classic while also offering a little variation in flavors that enhance the core ingredients, namely the B, the L and the T. The recipes below call for thick slices of freshly made artisan white or sourdough bread that can hold all the fresh and flavorful fillings including juice from the sliced tomatoes, the spreads of garlic aioli or Boursin

cheese, and the just-cooked strips of glistening bacon. Enjoy these two BLTs: the first variation is with a homemade Garlic Aioli, and the second with a spread of Boursin cheese!




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Book Bits

Participate in the Global Read Aloud In 2010, a teacher listening to author Robertson and Julie Flett Neil Gaiman on NPR had the idea to connect A young girl discovers the ways in which kids across the world by having adults read her grandmother preserved their culture, aloud to kids the same books during a sixdespite difficult years at a Native American week period. The Global Read Aloud begins residential school. its ninth year October 2, having grown from Week 6: A book of your choice. 150 participants that first year to 1.2 million For the older kids, there’s a chapter book, in more than 70 countries registered for this with a reading schedule for each week. The year’s event, according to founder Pernille books are: Ripp. You, too, can participate. “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana K. Arnold, ilThe Global Read Aloud “is meant to lustrated by Charles Santoso, for early readmake the world a little smaller, to open our ers. A young boy on the autism spectrum eyes to the rest of the world and look at all wants to adopt a baby skunk in the care of of our shared experiences,” says Ripp on his veterinarian mom. Week 1: Chapters 1 – the GRA website. “How phenomenal for a SuSAn LArSOn 4; Week 2: Chapters 5 -8; Week 3: Chapters 9 child to know that the same book they are – 12; Week 4: Chapters 13 – 16; Week 5: ChapmIlton publIc lIbrAry dIrector reading is being read in classrooms across ters 17 – 21; Week 6: Chapters 22 – End. the globe.” “Amal Unbound” by Aisha Saeed, for upper elementary GRA was started with teachers and students in mind, and middle school ages. Amal, a 12-year-old Pakistani girl, but anyone can participate by reading aloud to kids the struggles against injustice and inequality, hoping for educachosen books and sharing about what they’re doing. While tion and freedom. Week 1: Chapters 1 – 8; Week 2: Chapters 9 some may simply read aloud to their own children, others – 16; Week 3: Chapters 17 – 24; Week 4: Chapters 25 – 32; Week may incorporate the reading in their classrooms and even 5: Chapters 33 – 40; Week 6: Chapters 41 – End. engage others through newsletters, Skype, Twitter, blogs “Refugee” by Alan Gratz, for middle school/junior high and more. ages. This book weaves together the stories of three young For the younger kids, there’s a book for each week of people from three periods in history who are in search of the six-week event. This year’s titles, chosen with a focus on refuge. Week 1: Pages 1 – 55; Week 2: Pages 56 – 92; Week 3: indigenous writers and art forms, are: Pages 93 – 146; Week 4: Pages 147 – 196; Week 5: Pages 197 – Week 1: “My Heart Fills with Happiness” by Monique 252; Week 6: 253 – End. Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett “Love, Hate and Other Filters” by Samira Ahmed, for This British Columbia Book Prize winning board book young adults. American-born Maya Aziz is torn between describes simple things that bring happiness. her dreams, her parents’ expectations and anti-Muslim Week 2: “Wild Berries” by Julie Flett, translated by backlash. Week 1: Chapters 1 – 4; Week 2: Chapters 5 – 8; Earl N. Cook Week 3: Chapters 9 – 12; Week 4: Chapters 13 – 16; Week 5: This picture book follows Clarence and his grandma Chapters 17 – 20; Week 6: Chapters 21 – End. (ōkoma) as they pick wild blueberries in a woodland. “The Global Read Aloud continues to grow because Week 3: “You Hold Me Up” by Monique Gray Smith, of the incredible people that participate and the amazing illustrated by Danielle Daniel books that authors create,” Ripp says. “It continues to be a Children and adults share the ways they show empathy and free project, where the only thing you need is the book and respect and build relationships. some way to connect with others. Who knows where this Week 4: “A Day with Yayah” by Nicola I. Campbell and project will go, but one thing is for sure; we are connecting Julie Flett the world through a book every single year.” Nikki and her friends join grandmother Yayah collecting For more information about The Global Read Aloud: edible plants, and learn about the natural world. One Book to Connect the World, visit https://theglobalWeek 5: “When We Were Alone” by David Alexander

notes from the

Superintendent’s Desk

Amy Rex

This is the first of many reports the Milton Town School District administration and school trustees will circulate for the purpose of fostering community engagement, in order to provide information and updates, seek input and support and promote dialogue and informed decision-making On August 18, the MTSD Board and I held a full day retreat. This report is a summary outline of the retreat. Foremost, we are very excited to be working together. It is our collective commitment to have a partnership defined by strong, mutual accountability to assure that all students receive a high-quality education and taxpayers receive an excellent return on their investment. Our first order of business was to establish common agreements. These

agreements center on board trustees and superintendent roles and responsibilities, handling complaints, communication between meetings and the role of committees. In addition to establishing common agreements for a positive and productive working relationship, we identified both short term and longterm goals for achieving our collective commitment. Short Term: 1. Utilize the MTSD Continuous Improvement Plan to guide and monitor district work. This plan focuses on the following areas: • High quality instructional practices, • Coordinated academic, social/ emotional and behavioral supports for all students,

Culturally responsive practices, and • Communication and engagement strategies 2. Continue the focus on space utilization and school safety. 3. Utilize monitoring results to prioritize programming in order to create a budget that accurately reflects our needs. Long Term: 1. Engage the community in a visioning process that will guide the development of a 3-5 year strategic growth plan for the MTSD. 2. Develop a systematic process for measuring, reporting and responding on the goals identified in the strategic plan. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Obituaries & In memoriam


ETHEL A. JOHNSTON MILTON – Ethel A. Johnston, 96, died peacefully Sept. 7, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, with her loving family by her side.

Bezio, 90, of Everest Road passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at the Homestead at Pillsbury in St. Albans. Walter was born Aug. 27, 1928 in Burlington, the son of the late Joseph and Myrtle Morrow Bezio. On Sept. 6, 1947 he married Eleanor Smith in St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Milton. He had been employed with the Blodgett Oven Company for over 30 years as a tool and dye maker. He was an avid Red Sox fan.

Walter is survived by his three children Gerald Bezio and partner, Karen Herrero, of Milton; Carol Young of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Michael Bezio of Milton; by his four grandchildren Travis Bezio, Kristy Jankowski and Thomas and Donald Young; and by his greatgrandchildren Jordan, Annika, Corey, Logan, Brady, Piper, Kennedy, Ireland and Whisper. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, on Aug. 3, 2008 and by his grandson TJ

Young. As per Walter’s wishes, there will be no funeral service; however, visiting hours were held on Monday, Sept. 10 at Minor Funeral Home in Milton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc. 434 Hurricane Ln., Williston, VT 05495. Condolences may be made at

Ethel was born July 5, 1922 in Windsor, Conn., the daughter of Frank and Mary (Holcomb) Higley. Ethel attended school in East Hartford, Conn. and graduated from the East Hartford High School in 1940. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles R. Johnston, on Aug. 15, 1942. They moved to many cities in the U.S. and in Germany, during Charles’ 31 years working for the Immigration and Naturalization Services. Ethel worked as a bookkeeper for Combined Insurance, Sears and for Fanny Allen Hospital. Ethel was a member of the United Church of Milton and enjoyed working with the Women of the

United Church Society and was a member of the Woman’s Club of Milton. She was also a member of the Automobile Club in Essex Jct. and enjoyed water skiing and motorcycling with her husband and traveling with her sister. Ethel is survived by her son, Douglas, and his wife, Linda Johnston; by her grandchildren Charles C. Johnston of Stanardsville, Va.; Patricia Rogati and her husband, Ethan, and Rebecca Verge, all of Milton; by her great-grandchildren Zechariah, Sara, Samuel, Issac and Abigail and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles, in 1989, and by her

siblings Doris Lawrence, Earle Higley, who died in WWII; Harold Higley and Dorothy Carone. Memorial contributions may be made to either Milton Rescue, 43 Bombardier Rd., Milton, VT 05468 or to the United Church of Milton, P.O. Box 107, Milton, VT 05468. Visiting hours were held Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Milton. Burial will follow in the Milton Village Cemetery. Condolences may be made to


A watched pot ...


watched pot never boils.” “Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.” “Little pitchers have big ears.” Proverbs, adages, Lorinda Henry and other little things our parents said often intrigue me. My folks said things that I remember, and I probably say things my kids will remember, but they are not necessarily the same things. As a kid I found many of my folks quotes kind of strange and even suspect and probably haven't passed many of them forward. I did try. In the '90s there was a concern that our children were not “culturally literate,” so I bought a book on what someone thought my kids should know. Some of those things were proverbs, so apparently I was not the only shirker in that department. How about you? What did your family say that you remember? Or still say for that matter? Sometimes the words come back in one particular person's voice, Mom's or your grandmother's, say, and add a little more color to your memory. “Let's not and say we did,” Mom would say when we came up with an idea that seemed iffy at best. We knew what it meant, and she wasn't advocating lying. I don't know where she got it and I don't know where it's gone, but it does seem to have gone. A lot of these quotes are rural in nature, and you know what they mean even if they no longer mean what they say. When Gram said something “didn't amount to a hill of beans,” she wasn't talking about the garden. Probably there was an urban relative, but modernly something worthless is generally referred to as some kind of bodily waste. My grandmother wouldn't say that ever, even if she was just as contemptuous. I suppose I am familiar with more indoor lady exclamations than outdoor barn ones. Still, some of the country life of days gone by sticks around. “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” “Don't put the cart before the horse.” My Dad says, “It depends on whose ox is gored,” which is kinda bloody if you really think about it, but not as much as my Mom's, “There's more than one way to skin cats.” Sometimes I used to wonder about these things, but not often. “Little pitchers have big ears” was weird. I knew what the phrase meant when used, but I could see no connection at all between baseball and the size of one's ears. There are places to research the supposed origin of various sayings, but what I want to know is how one or another got so well-known. Shakespeare is often cited, but he heard it somewhere. Poor Richard, scripture, right, but how did the words of one person saying something for his or her own reason catch on? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may or may not be good advice, but what if the original person had said “a turnip a day?” Or just, “Eat it – it's good for you.” “Because I said so, and I'm the mother,” is not exactly a proverb, but most of us have heard it, if we haven 't used it. But who started it? Some I took issue with. Who cared about mossy stones? You hear about the early bird, but what about the early worm? Judging books by covers was pretty much the only way to choose a library book – that's what you do, right. “Anything worth doing is worth doing well?” Maybe, but what about the "lick and a promise” method often recommended? Grampy used to advocate “the right tool for the job,” which is good in general, but I thought it stifled creativity – like using a dime when you didn't have a screwdriver. All I know is I still don't know where “had the radish” came from. I'm waiting, people.

As a kid, I found many of my folks' quotes kind of strange and even suspect and probably haven't passed many of them forward.


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Calendar of Events

Sep 13 THU | 13 Milton FaMily CoMMunity Center PlaygrouP

9:30 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. This is a great opportunity for families and caregivers to connect with other families while engaging in a group experience and exploring early educational opportunities with a trained facilitator. No preregistration necessary, drop-ins and homeschoolers welcome. Free; ages 5 and under.

ColChester/Milton rotary Meeting

Noon, the Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mtn. View Dr., Colchester. For more information, contact Earl Wertheim at 651-1690 or vt210@earthlink. net.

Milton FarMers' Market

3:30 - 7 p.m., Hannaford Plaza, Route 7, Milton. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, maple syrup, prepared foods, baked goods, live music and so much more! EBT/SNAP, Farm to Family coupons, and debit cards accepted. Once again, the market will host craft days on the third Thursday of every month and will offer free activities, taste tests and coupons for kids at the Power of Produce Club. For more information, visit or contact the market manager at 893-1009 or farmersmarket@

arrowhead senior Center Bingo


Don't kids of all ages get the biggest kick from being around really big trucks? Come to Bombardier Park West to sit in and touch a fire truck, police cruiser, ambulance, dump trucks, bucket loader, excavators, tractor-trailer, tree service truck and many more! Drivers will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be concessions for sale, too. See Saturday, Sept. 15 for complete details.

Boy sCout trooP #603 Meeting

7 - 8:30 p.m., United Church of Milton, 51 Main St., Milton. Go to or for more information.

street rod nationals

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl St., Essex Jct. (See Friday, Sept. 14 for complete details.)

Free PraCtiCe aCt test

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl St., Essex Jct. The National Street Rod Association welcomes all vehicles that are 30 years old or older. We include street rods, classics, muscle cars and all special interest vehicles.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St., Colchester. All practice tests will be proctored at Burnham Library or at the Colchester Meeting House. Scores will be provided after the test by Princeton Review. For more information, or to sign up, call Brownell Library at 8786956. You can also sign up online at https://colchestervt. gov/241/Young-Adult.

6 p.m., Milton High School cafeteria, 17 Rebecca Lander Dr., Milton. Help support the MHS co-curricular activities and award scholarships to graduating seniors. Fundraising is held throughout the year. New members welcome! For information, contact Jenn Tracy at 363-2570 or dalesr38@

story tiMe

touCh a truCk

teen Center

aniMe night

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.

Milton yellow JaCket Boosters Meeting

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Check out this awesome, safe space to come together and have fun! Whether your thing is basketball, volleyball, pool, foosball or just hanging out with friends – there is something for everyone at the Teen Center. Free (cash snack bar); grades 5 - 8. Please call 893-1481 for more information

FRI | 14 street rod nationals

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

BriCk-Builders' CluB

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Georgia Public Library. For ages 5 and up; parents encouraged to attend. 6 - 8 p.m., Laboratory B, 266 Pine St., Burlington. Join us as we view the latest animated shows originating from Japan. We'll watch four or more episodes and then chat about the show. You will also be able to learn about other anime events in our area. Enter through the side door.

SAT | 15

9 a.m. - noon, Bombardier Park West. Kids get the biggest kick from being able to climb and touch really big trucks! Children of all ages are invited to visit, sit in and touch a fire truck, police cruiser, ambulance, dump trucks, bucket loader, excavators, tractor-trailer, tree service truck and many more! Drivers will be on hand to talk with children, parents and other caregivers. Join the fun and enjoy concessions too! Free; open to all.

CoMe as you art

9 a.m. - noon , Fieldhouse in Bombardier Park West. Join Milton Artists’ Guild’s diverse members demonstrating their mediums. Visitors can participate in painting treasures to take home. Free, all ages.

aMeriCan legion

auxiliary CraFt and Vendor show

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. American Legion Hall,100 Parah Dr., St. Albans.

early literaCy story tiMe

10 - 10:30 a.m., Milton Public Library. Drop in for storytime every Saturday. For all ages.

read to Cleo oF theraPy dogs oF VerMont

10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Read to Cleo, Vermont's Therapy Dog! For ages 2 - 12.

aMnesty international Meeting

10 a.m. - noon, Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Jct. Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. All are welcome from any city or town.

toddler and Me tuMBle and danCe

11 - 11:45 a.m., Footworks Studio of Dance, 7 Southerberry Dr., Milton. Thanks to the Milton Promise Community grant sponsorship, spend Saturday mornings with your child enjoying movement fun! Experience tumble time, beam, bar, a toddler-sized obstacle course, parachute, song and dance and more. Free for ages 2 - 3 with an adult; participants must register in advance. Call

922-7577 for more information.

steePle Market BrewFest

2 - 6 p.m., J&L Field, Fairfax. The event will feature over 20 craft beer, cider and wine vendors; live music, food trucks and a cornhole tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Fairfax Fire Department. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 849-6872 or visit

georgia Fall Fest

3 - 9 p.m., 4815 Georgia Shore Rd., Georgia.

SUN | 16 street rod nationals

8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl St., Essex Jct. (See Friday, Sept. 14 for complete details.)

Booster Bingo

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.

MON | 17 Milton FaMily CoMMunity Center PlaygrouP

9:30 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. This is a great opportunity for families and caregivers to connect with other families

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Calendar of Events while engaging in a group experience and exploring early educational opportunities with a trained facilitator. No preregistration necessary, drop-ins and homeschoolers welcome. Free; ages 5 and under.

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.

TUE | 18 infant early literacy story tiMe

9:30 - 10 a.m., Milton Public LIbrary. Story time on Tuesdays will be for infants birth to 18 months. No sign up required.

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.

tuesDay toMfoolery for faMilies

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Milton Family Community Center Infant/ Toddler Porch and Playground, 23 Villemaire Ln., Milton. Bring your picnic dinner and blanket and enjoy family friendly discussions while working on takehome crafts. The theme for this session is "Literacy as a Memory Making Tool." Space is limited, so please call 893-1457 x100 to register.

WED | 19 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.


fiVe corners farMers' Market

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

4 - 7:30 p.m., Five Corners, 3 Main St., Essex Jct. Market vendors offer produce, meat, specialty food, agriculture, prepared food, crafts and there will also be a featured community table. Please check out our website: 5cornersfarmersmarket. com and 5CornersFarmersMarket.

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.

ukulele class

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

boy scout troop #631 Meeting

6:30 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Email atigan@ or theboysandlisa@ with any questions.

fall birD Migration presentation

7 p.m., Georgia Public Library. The Georgia Historical Society hosts “Bird Diva" Bridget Butler for an illuminating program about fall birding in Vermont. This “Time to Fly” presentation will open your eyes to the wonders of fall migration and how birds make their way to their home away from home each year. Refreshments and conversation to follow. For information, call Sara Vester at 524-3996. Free and open to the public.

THU | 20 Milton faMily coMMunity center playgroup

9:30 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. This is a great opportunity for families and caregivers to connect with other families while engaging in a group experience and exploring early educational opportunities with a trained facilitator. No preregistration necessary, drop-ins and homeschoolers welcome. Free; ages 5 and under.

toDDler rhythM anD MoVeMent early

Literacy Story Time 10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Story time on Wednesdays will be for children 18 months - 3 years old. No sign up required.

colchester/Milton rotary Meeting

Noon, the Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mtn. View Dr., Colchester. For more information, contact Earl Wertheim at 651-1690 or vt210@earthlink.

Daycrafters' club

Milton farMers' Market

3:30 - 7 p.m., Hannaford Plaza, Route 7, Milton. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, maple syrup, prepared foods, baked goods, live music and so much more! EBT/SNAP, Farm to Family coupons, and debit cards accepted. Once again, the market will host craft days on the third Thursday of every month and will offer free activities, taste tests, and coupons for kids at the Power of Produce Club. For more information, visit miltonyouth. org/farmers or contact the market manager at 893-1009 or farmersmarket@miltonyouth. org.

teen center

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. (See Thursday, Sept. 13 for complete details.)

Dorothy's list book Discussion

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Milton Public Library. Read and then discuss Dorothy Canfield Fisher award-winning titles. This month's book is “Ban This Book” by Alan Gratz. Sign-up required; call 893-4644 to register. For students grades 4 - 8.

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7 - 8:30 p.m., United Church of Milton, 51 Main St., Milton. Go to or for more information.

FRI | 21 preschool early literacy story tiMe

10 - 11 a.m., Milton Public Library. Story time on Fridays will be for preschool age children 3 - 5 years old. No sign up required.

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

SAT | 22 open gyM for faMilies

9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Join the fun expending energy indoors this fall and connecting with other families. Kids will have a blast playing games and taking part in all kinds of fun activities each week. Free; no drop offs, parents or guardians must stay. Call 893-1457

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Local meetings Thursday, September 13 6 p.m. - Milton Development Review Board Milton Municipal Building 43 Bombardier Rd.

Monday, September 17 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, September 18 6 p.m. - Milton Planning Commission Milton Municipal Building 43 Bombardier Rd.

for more information. Ages 6 and under, siblings welcome.

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10 - 11:30 a.m., Milton Public Library. A musical morning exploring sound. Sign-up required; call 893-4644 to register. For kids 12 and under with an adult.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Bluewater Center, 145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Divorce is a tough road. Led by people who have already walked down that road, this 13-week group for men and women offers a safe place and process to help make that journey easier. For more information and to register, contact Sandy at 425-7053. Runs through December 2.

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10 - 10:30 a.m., Milton Public Library. Drop in for storytime every Saturday. For all ages.

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11 - 11:45 a.m., Footworks Studio of Dance, 7 Southerberry Dr., Milton. Thanks to the Milton Promise Community grant sponsorship, spend Saturday mornings with your child enjoying movement fun! Experience tumble time, beam, bar, a toddlersized obstacle course, parachute, song and dance and more. Free for ages 2 - 3 with an adult; participants must register in advance. Call 922-7577 for more information.

SUN | 23 Winooski farMers' Market

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Champlain Mill Green, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski.

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3 p.m. doors; 4:30 p.m. start, Milton High School cafeteria, 17 Rebecca Lander Dr., Milton. The biggest fundraising effort for the Milton Boosters, which help support MHS cocurricular activities and award scholarships to graduating

fall anD Winter recreation prograMs See our new Fall and Winter Program Guide, inserted in this issue of the Milton Independent, filled with programs, activities, events and more for all ages! For more information, visit our website at miltonvt. gov/recreation.

VerMont genealogy research

Tuesdays, 3 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave., Colchester. The library will be open for research throughout the year. Please visit or call 310-9285 for more info.

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As the days become shorter and the weather cools down, a new crop of allergy symptoms can arise, turning the autumn season into one marked by sneezing, scratchy throats and itchy eyes. Medications can alleviate such symptoms, but allergy sufferers may want to investigate some natural ways to beat allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, ragweed is one of the more common triggers of autumnal allergies. Ragweed contributes to “hay fever,” which is a term to describe allergic rhinitis that occurs as a symptom of ragweed pollen in the air. Ragweed releases pollen in mid-August, and it can continue to be problematic until a deep freeze arrives. Other sources of fall allergies include leaf mold and pollen that is present on fallen leaves. This gets circulated when people begin to rake or blow fallen leaves. Classroom pets and chalk dust in schools (although chalkboards are largely a thing of the past) are other autumn allergens. The good news is that many natural remedies work just as effectively as over-the-counter medications

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in regard to combatting ragweed and pollen problems. Here’s how to beat the fall allergy blues. • Stay away from pollen. Stay away from pollen and prevent it from being tracked indoors. Remove shoes when walking through the door. Take off clothes worn outside and launder them promptly, showering to wash pollen off of the body. Use an air conditioner or keep

windows closed when the pollen count is high. Increase omega-3 fatty acids. It is well documented that fatty acids are good for brain health and cardiovascular well-being. But these acids also may help with allergies. A German study linked foods high in omega-3 fatty acids with the ability to fight inflammation, which is a hallmark of allergy suffering.

Foods that are high in fatty acids include walnuts, flax, eggs, and cold-water fatty fish. Rinse off pollen. Use a mild cleanser to rinse the eyelids and eyelashes of pollen, as this is where it tends to congregate after being outdoors. Use saline spray to clear nasal passages of excess pollen as well. Take natural supplements. A study published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy found participants who used tablets of the herb butterbar showed significant allergy relief after only one week. Select herbs from reputable manufacturers who certify them. Use eucalyptus oil. This oil is great to have in the house to help clear up sinuses and provide nasal congestion relief. Mix a small amount with coconut oil and rub onto the chest. There also is some evidence that adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to cleansing products can help kill dust mites around the house. Wear a mask. When doing housework or yard work, wear a mask to reduce the inhalation of specific allergens.

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WRITTEN WARNINGS 132 TICKETS 20 Speeding 10 Uninsured drivers 7 Driving with suspended license 6 Using portable electronic device 4 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc. 4 Operating without license 4 Uninspected vehicles 1 Condition of vehicle 1 Display of plate 1 Driver with open container 1 Improperly passing vulnerable user 1 Junior operator using electronic device 1 Obedience to traffic control devices 1 Operating without learner’s permit 1 Operation along public highway 1 Regulations in municipalities 1 Stop sign 1 Underage drinking 1 Unreasonable/imprudent speed for hazards/conditions 1 Unregistered vehicle 1 Using electronic device in work zone ARRESTS 7 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 Cruelty to animals 1 Eluding police officer 1 False information to officer 1 Violation of release conditions TOTAL CALLS 426 Note: This log contains two weeks of entries 8/22, 6:18 p.m., Suspicious, Clapper Rd. Officer Sam Noel responded to a report of a juvenile who appeared to need assistance. He gave the juvenile a ride to meet with a parent. 8/22, 11:15 p.m., Missing Person, Sanderson Rd. Cpl. Jason Porter took a call about a missing 17-year-old, who was listed as a missing person. Contact was made with the teenager several hours later, and no further police assistance was needed. 8/23, 9:21 a.m., Eluding Police, Falco Rd. Officer Jareco Coulombe attempted to stop an ATV operating on North Road. The ATV did not stop for him and continued into a field. He was later able to identify the operator as a juvenile. The case was referred to the Essex Community Justice Center. 8/24, 7:49 p.m. Threats/Harassment, Hummingbird Ln. Officer William Bosworth is investigating a dispute between neighbors. 8/25, 12:27 a.m., Unsecured Premises, Herrick Ave. Officer Bosworth located an open window at the elementary school. The building was checked, and there were no signs of illegal entry. Responding officers secured the window. 8/25, 2:18 a.m., Suspicious, Middle Rd. Sergeant LaFountain checked on a vehicle that was parked on the grass at a business. Investigation revealed the vehicle belonged to the property owner. 8/25, 10:51 a.m., HazMat Incident, River St. Milton police and fire responded to a report of a fuel spill. The spill was determined to be small, and fire personnel were able to clean it up. 8/25, 5:30 p.m., Drugs, Route 7 Sgt. Gordon LaFountain responded to a report of suspected drug use at a business. Upon arrival, the involved individuals had already left in a vehicle. An employee obtained a license plate, but the records did not match the vehicle description provided. 8/25, 9:03 p.m., Fireworks, Dewey Dr. Officers responded to a report of gunshots on Dewey Drive. Upon arrival, contact was made with several residents who reported seeing large fireworks being set off in the area. The source of the fireworks was not located. 8/26, 1:52 a.m., Suspicious, Westford Rd. at Leclair Dr. Sgt. LaFountain responded to a report of juveniles being loud in the area. Investigation revealed this complaint

was likely related to a loud party that was already being investigated by officers. 8/26, 9:14 a.m., Vandalism, Route 7 Officer Ed Larente is investigating a report of a parking lot that was damaged due to a vehicle operating erratically. The case is still active and under investigation.

Rita Way Sgt. LaFountain responded to a neighbor dispute where one party was reportedly throwing rocks at the other’s house. No damage was caused. Sgt. LaFountain remained in the area to ensure the parties did not escalate their behavior.

8/30, 12:40 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Middle Rd. These reports reflect information Officer Larente handled 8/26, Animal Problem, logged by Milton police at press a complaint about a veMiddle Rd. time. Check out MPD on Facebook hicle that had passed the Officer Larente refor more news at complainant on a double sponded to a report of a MiltonVTPolice. yellow line. Larente dog running on Middle explained the statute, Road. He was unable to which allows passing on a double locate the dog in the area, and no other yellow line in certain circumstances, complaints were received. including if there is no intersection, rail crossing, curve or other hazard in 8/26, 9:16 p.m., Suspicious, Legion that location and the pass can be done Rd. in a safe manner. Officer Charles Brown responded to a report of a vehicle that was parked in a 8/30, 2:36 p.m., Fraud, Haydenberry parking lot with lights flashing inside Dr. the vehicle. The vehicle was gone upon Officer McQueen spoke with a comhis arrival. plainant who felt a local business had 8/27, 8:31 a.m., Retail Theft, Route 7 charged him for services he did not request. The investigation is still ongoOfficer Coulombe is investigating a ing. theft of merchandise from a convenience store. Photos of the suspects 8/30, 8:09 p.m., Suspicious, River St. were obtained, and Coulombe is in the Officer Brown responded to a report of process of identifying them. a suspicious male who had been looking in store windows at a local busi8/27, 10:37 a.m., Agency Assist, ness. Upon arriving, the male was gone McMullen Rd. and could not be located. Officer Coulombe assisted the Vermont State Police by relaying a message to a 8/30, 9:10 p.m., Suspicious, Landfill Milton resident. Rd. Sgt. LaFountain responded to a report 8/27, 12:19 p.m., Trespass, Route 7 of loud banging from a local business A business called and requested a after hours. Upon arriving, a vehicle former employee be trespassed. Officer was seen leaving the area. The operator Corbin located the former employee advised they were an employee of the and issued a trespass notice on behalf business and had likely been the one of the business. who made the noise. Sgt. LaFountain confirmed the operator was an employ8/27, 12:48 p.m., Accident – Propee with the business owner. erty Damage, Route 7 Officer Richard Corbin is investigating 8/30, 9:57 p.m., Juvenile Problem, a minor two-car motor vehicle crash Sanderson Rd. that occurred on U.S. Route 7. Officer Brown was asked to transport a juvenile for DCF as part of a transfer to 8/27, 2:52 p.m., Threats/Harassan alternate foster home as the juvenile ment, Middle Rd. had been aggressive. Officer Coulombe answered questions in reference to a harassing complaint. 8/31, 12:22 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Rebecca Lander Dr. 8/28, 1:27 p.m., Vandalism SRO Raymond responded to an arguOfficer Coulombe is investigating a ment between two students, which had report of an attempted break in of a trailer. Evidence was processed, and lab escalated to pushing. The incident was handled administratively by school results are pending. officials. 8/28, 3:42 p.m., Cruelty to Animals 8/31, 2:26 p.m., Public Assist, MerOfficers responded to a report of a dog rill Ln. left in a vehicle. Upon arrival it was Officer Corbin spoke with a subject determined the temperature inside the who reported his keys were stolen. He vehicle was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The dog was panting and appeared later called back and reported he had to be in distress. The owner was located simply misplaced them. and was issued a citation to appear in 8/31, 3:25 p.m., Found/Lost PropChittenden Superior Court – Criminal erty, Bombardier Rd. Division for cruelty to animals. An anonymous person turned in a set of keys found in the middle of the road8/28, 7:07 a.m., Boating Incident, way. Officer Corbin is still attempting Cold Spring Rd. Emergency crews responded to a report to get the keys returned to the owner. of an overturned boat. Responding 8/31, 3:57 p.m., Noise, Railroad St. officers determined the vessel was a Officer Coulombe responded to a report sailboard, and that the two occupants of suspicious noise from the residence had already been assisted by another next door to the complainant. Couboater. No further emergency response lombe spoke with the neighbor, who was needed. advised they are a tin knocker and 8/29, 10:34 a.m., Disturbance, Green were doing work on a furnace. St. 8/31, 11:24 p.m., Suspicious, BomOfficer Larente responded to a report of a man and woman arguing. He spoke bardier Park Officer Noel checked on a car parked in with both parties who advised it was the back of the Bombardier Park. He only a verbal disagreement and no spoke with several young adults and police assistance was required. did not observe any criminal or suspicious behavior. No further action was 8/29, 1:36 p.m., Public Assist, Retaken. becca Lander Dr. SRO Kendra Raymond took a report of 9/1, 1:58 a.m., Suspicious, Route 2 a student who had lost their school-isOfficer Noi Jones responded to a report sued iPad over the summer break. The of either gunshots or fireworks near iPad was deactivated to make it inoperSandbar State Park. The area was able if found. checked and no signs of either activity were noted. 8/29, 6:24 p.m., Domestic Disturbance, Ira Pl. 9/1, 11:58 a.m., Animal Problem, Officer Matthew McQueen responded to a dispute between a man and woman. Murray Ave. Cpl. Porter responded to a report of a He determined no assault had ocdog bite. It was determined the bite did curred, and one of the parties was not puncture the skin, so no bite report trespassed from the residence as he did was completed. The parties involved, not live there. who were residing in the same location, advised they would be all set and were 8/29, 10:28 p.m., Citizen Dispute,

planning on finding another home for the dog. 9/1, 2:58 p.m., Citizen Dispute, Eagle Mtn. Harbor Rd. Officer Coulombe responded to a dispute between a hunter and resident about the hunter walking along the lowered shoreline of Lake Champlain. The parties involved were advised of the applicable laws and to try and respect one another’s activities and property. 9/1, 9:23 p.m., Assist Motorist, Route 7 Officer Corbin stopped to check on a motorist who had pulled to the side of the roadway. The operator advised she was attending to a sick child. 9/1, 10:10 p.m., DUI, Route 7 at West Milton Rd. Officer Noel and several other officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a motorcycle had collided with a pedestrian. Both the pedestrian and motorcyclist were transported to the hospital. The crash is still under investigation. Blood results are pending from the Vermont Forensic Laboratory, and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation. 9/2, 1:22 a.m., False Information to Police, Nancy Dr. Officer Corbin arrested 26-year-old Jesse McGuire of Essex after he determined he provided a false name and it was determined he had a warrant for his arrest. He was lodged on the arrest warrant and issued a citation for providing false information to a police officer. 9/2, 7:26 a.m., Public Assist, Route 7 Officer Coulombe responded to a complaint from a business manager who was upset because the employees were allowing customers to use the private bathrooms and had also left the fry machine on. Officer Coulombe explained these were human resource concerns, not a police matter. 9/2, 3:08 p.m., False Information to Police, Railroad St. at Barnum St. This incident involves a juvenile suspect who was referred to the Restorative Justice Board. No other information is available for release at this time. 9/2, 5:48 p.m., Vandalism, McMullen Rd. Cpl. Porter dealt with a complaint about a mailbox that was run over sometime during the day. The case is still active. 9/2, 8:18 p.m., Noise, West Milton Rd. Officer Jones responded to a report of either gunshots or fireworks in the area. He was unable to locate the source. 9/2, 8:28 p.m. Domestic Disturbance, Westford Rd. Officer Jones responded to a domestic dispute between a woman and her mother. Both parties advised there was minor shoving, but no injuries had occurred and no crime had occurred. Jones spoke with the parties about the seriousness of domestic violence and that they needed to resolve their disputes without putting hands on each other at all. 9/3, 9:09 p.m., Public Assist, Route 2 Officer Brown responded to a report of a subject walking on U.S. Route 2, which is closed to pedestrian traffic. He was unable to locate the subject. 9/3, 9:47 p.m., Larceny, Meadow Rd. Officer Bosworth spoke with a complainant who reported her dog and several puppies were given away while she was away from the residence. The person was given them later returned the dog and puppies. The case is still under investigation to determine if any criminal charges are necessary. 9/4, 10:16 a.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Boysenberry Dr. Sgt. Scott Philbrook responded to a vehicle operating erratically. He was unable to locate the vehicle involved. 9/4, 9:07 p.m., Noise, Rita Way Officer Brown responded to a report of loud music. He spoke with the subjects who were playing music, and they agreed to turn it down.

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Is Kasey Kahne done, and how big of an issue is it? Kahne already announced this would be his last full-time Cup season, but then he skipped the Indy weekend after suffering dehydration during the previous week’s race at Darlington. “I don’t want to create any more damage to myself, to my body, until I understand it better,” he said last week. He’s lucky in a sense, because he has built the type of bankroll that allows him to walk away without financial worries.

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The NASCAR Cup Series regular season ended a day late because of rain at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but produced a 16-driver playoff field. The drivers going through are: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman.

3. Stewart’s four Of all the teams in the NASCAR Cup Series, Stewart-Haas Racing has the edge as far as pure numbers. SHR saw all four of its drivers make the playoffs, led by Kevin Harvick, who has a series-high eight wins. As a team, SHR scooped up 11 regularseason victories. Almirola advanced into the playoffs on points. Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports each pushed three drivers into the postseason.

2. Rising, falling After winning back-to-back NASCAR “crown jewel” events with the Southern 500 and Brickyard 400, Keselowski has suddenly emerged as a championship contender. Crew chief Paul Wolfe used pit strategy to help secure the wins. “He (Wolfe) gave me the ball, and I had to make a play,” Keselowski said. Truex finished last at Indy. “Hopefully we’ll get this bad luck out of the way before the

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CUP SERIES: South Point 400 SITE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile tri-oval) SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 2 p.m.), qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 7:30 p.m.). Saturday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.). Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, coverage begins at 1:30 p.m.; green flag, 3:15 p.m.)

11 TH ANNUAL XFINITY: DC Solar 300 SITE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 2 p.m.), race (NBC Sports Network, 5 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: World of Westgate 200 SITE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway TV SCHEDULE: Friday, race (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.)

speed Freaks A few questions we had to ask ourselves Who might make a surprising run to the finale at Homestead? GODSPEAK: Give me Kyle Larson. He’s been over-driving his race cars all season. Maybe he will overachieve, too. KEN’S CALL: I think Erik Jones survives the first two rounds and, with a little luck, is among the Final Four at Homestead. Which current non-playoff track would you like to see among the final 10 races?

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GODSPEAK: Atlanta Motor Speedway and its old track surface might be a good fit. It gives most drivers fits. KEN’S CALL: Daytona’s 400-miler, of course, because it would relieve us of that July weather.

Feud oF the week DENNY HAMLIN VS. JEFFREY EARNHARDT: Earnhardt got into Landon Cassill on Lap 154 (of 160), bringing out the final yellow flag, which ultimately led to Hamlin losing the Brickyard 400. GODWIN KELLY’S TAKE: Hamlin didn’t call Earnhardt out by name but described him as one of those “meaningless guys” who spoiled his day. On the final restart, Hamlin was passed for the win by Brad Keselowski. godwiN’s picks

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WINNER: Kevin Harvick REST OF TOP 5: Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski FIRST ONE OUT: William Byron DARK HORSE: Kyle Larson DON’T BE SURPRISED IF: Harvick becomes the first driver to sweep both Las Vegas races in one season.


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Football still searching for first win


Senior captain Jacob Laware (7) has his eyes set on freshman Colin Mathis during the Yellowjackets' 40 - 20 loss to North Country Union High School on Friday. This was the second loss for the MHS squad, which starts them off at 0 - 2 on the season. They will look to bounce back when they play Windsor at home this Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Girls golf hosts at Arrowhead MILTON — Arrowhead Golf Course was the site of the second girls golf match of the season. In this one, St. Johnsbury nipped North Country 78-79 for first pace. Lauryn Goulet of North Country did take medalist honors with a 34. Milton finished seventh in the field Friday, with Bailey Reilly shooting a 45 and Sam Borman carding a 61. Megan Cook and Isabella Anemikos also competed. MVU sent Sarah Harvey, who made her varsity golfing debut. The softball star didn’t get off to the start she was looking for. “I started warming up on the driving mats, which were like pavement,” explained Harvey. “After a few shots, the head of my 3-wood broke off and went 50 yards down the driving range. Wynn had to have everyone else stop hitting so he could go after it. "Then I did the next logical thing — I broke the head off my 7-wood. So now I’m down to a 5-iron and no woods left in the bag. Are all matches like this?” Anyone expecting Arrowhead's par-3

course to be easy had to think again. The greens are turtle back , and they look to be about the size of a large turtle. “I didn’t hit any,” confessed Harvey. “I hit over, short, and alongside, but couldn’t keep the ball on them. Putting was an adventure.” The first hole started for Harvey and her playing partner Marie Anounou of Champlain Valley with both hitting their balls into the driving range, which already had hundreds of balls there. With a searchand-rescue mission, both girls found their wayward shots and continued toward the green. Harvey wondered “Who starts their golfing career by hitting onto a driving range?” “I do find golf much more of a social sport than softball,” concluded Harvey. “Here you talk to your competitors and cheer them on. It’s more of a concentration sport and I have to keep telling myself that I won’t be good right off.” Harvey shot a 53. Next up is a trip to Vermont National on Tuesday.



Field hockey falls in shutout to St. J MILTON — Lilly Laufenberg sparked visiting St. Johnsbury to a 3-goal halftime lead with an assist and two scores, leading the Hilltoppers to a 6-0 field hockey victory over Milton on Friday. Emma Philbrook was busy in the Yellowjacket goal, making 10 saves while Milton was unable to get a shot on goal in the contest and was held to one penalty corner. Laufenberg set up Hannah Roberts' opening score with 21:17 left in the first half, then scored with 11:56 and 9:29 to go for a 3-0 score at the break. Madison Duranleau, Alexis Duranleau, and Morgan Belknap added a goal each, with Michaela Roy adding two assists and Madison Duranleau one.

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