Author: Kaylee Sullivan

Bus route extends to Birchwood Park

Green Mountain Transit Agency’s stop at Birchwood Mobile Home Park is the company’s newest addition to its bus route in Milton. Monday, Aug. 29 marked the first day riders could take advantage of the new stop, which was a long time coming, according to John Sharrow, GMTA’s commissioner representing Milton. Sharrow stepped into his role two years ago with the goal of extending service to Birchwood. His biggest concern was safety. Before the new stop was implemented, riders had to cross the interstate bridge on West Milton Road to reach a GMTA stop. The bridge, however, has no sidewalks...

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Handwriting without tears

Starting this year, there will be no crying when it comes to handwriting in the Milton school system, or so the new program hints. Handwriting Without Tears is a new curriculum this year at Milton Elementary School, and its implementation comes after increasing referrals for occupational therapy, said Lynne Manley, director of instruction and curriculum. “For awhile, because of technology, handwriting kind of took a back seat,” Manley said, noting frequent use of tablets and keyboards can detract from fine motor skills. After noticing this trend, a leadership team of 10-12 teachers collaborated to research and vet three programs,...

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Freedom riders

American flags and motorcyclists filled the streets of Milton last Saturday at noon and headed for the Islands. The 12th annual Freedom Ride, which began at the Milton Eagles Club, attracted about 45 bikes. Each biker paid a $20 registration fee, which goes directly to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, fundraiser founder Ken Mayo said. TAPS is a nonprofit organization that cares for those grieving the death of a loved one who served in the armed forces. “It’s a good event. It’s good to support the troops. We thank them for everything that they do,” eight-year rider Cindy...

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Macy traces vision as finance director

With piles of paper stacked across her desk, surrounded by bookcases of binders from past fiscal years and budget seasons, Sarah Macy perched at her computer, attempting to figure out the ins and outs of Milton’s financial system. Macy stepped into the role of town finance director on August 1 and has since spent her time learning the ropes. “[I am] learning a whole new chart of accounts. It’s like learning a whole new dialect to the same language,” she said. “I’m really just trying to learn what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.” As finance director, Macy...

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Milton readies for 10th Activities Fair

Next Tuesday marks Milton’s 10th annual Activities Fair, calling for a night of community celebration, networking and education. Community members will have the chance to visit a variety of booths at the elementary school from 6 to 8 p.m. and learn about the town’s range of activities, clubs and businesses. Around 33 organizations are signed up to canvass at the elementary school, including the Milton Community Band, Milton Family Community Center, recreation department, library and Dance Works Academy, recreation coordinator Kym Duchesneau said. “It’s a great way to learn about all the different organizations in Milton because it’s not...

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