Author: Kaylee Sullivan

Marketing Milton: Town ups ante to attract business

Milton’s a small town with big ideas. In an effort to increase business in town, the economic development team is looking for community contribution. Three endeavors are underway to outline business opportunities in Milton: a new business directory, an updated business guide and a new list of available commercial properties, explained Victor Sinadinoski, director of planning and economic development at the town. “We have a toolbox, but we need to start filling it up with tools before we actually go out there [and market Milton],” Sinadinoski said. These three resources, he said, are stepping-stones in a renewed plan to...

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Board to present school budget to community

The Milton School Board is seeking community input at its budget social this Saturday as it crafts its fiscal year 2019 budget. The social begins at 10 a.m. in the Milton High School library and is meant to garner the community’s related opinions and ideas. Trustees say they will take the input into consideration before approving the final numbers next week. “We need to hear what people want or don’t want to fund, basically,” school board chairwoman Lori Donna said. “So we can have a more honest conversation upfront, prior to adopting a budget.” Superintendent Ann Bradshaw presented the...

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Devices donated to computer mechanics students

Milton High School is making the most of a batch of older computers Sen. Patrick Leahy donated last week. Leahy, with help from the Vt. Agency of Education, arranged for five Vermont schools with the highest need for computers to receive the machines as part of the U.S. Senate’s Computer for Schools programs, a news release from his office said last week.  Unfortunately, some computers broke in transit and arrived damaged. Yet Milton Town School District technology supervisor Tabitha Evans doesn’t see this as a problem. The computers are being used in Tom Heller’s ninth-grade computer mechanics class. AOE...

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McNaney named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Tyler McNaney can check a major goal off his bucket list. The 25-year-old Milton native and Filabot founder was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list a few months ago. Humbly looking at the magazine last week in his Barre warehouse, he said being nominated is both exciting and frightening. “It’s cool to get that acknowledgement, but we’re still chasing down that dream — that mission of recycling the widest range of plastics,” he said. “When we’re done, we can throw in the towel and walk away, but we’re still not done.” Getting on the list gives him...

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Board discusses superintendent search

School board members began discussing next steps for a superintendent search last week as Ann Bradshaw’s June 2018 departure looms. Community members, teachers and students lent their input at the board’s Wednesday, Jan. 10 meeting. One thread rung true among all comments: the desire for an open process. “We have the school board elections coming up, we have a superintendent search, so right here is our chance to really do this right for the [students] in Milton,” 12-year teacher Joe Smith said. Smith said honesty, setting positive examples for students and collecting input from residents throughout town are all...

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