Author: Kaylee Sullivan

$29.4M school budget ready for ballot

The Milton Town School District’s proposed $29.4 million fiscal year 2019 budget is a lean .88 percent overall increase from the current year. The $29,423,539 proposal will create a 2.98 percent increase on residents’ tax bills, district documents show. If approved, taxpayers with a $200,000 home with no income sensitivity would see a maximum increase of $86.20 on their tax bill, or $7.18 per month, district business manager Don Johnson calculated. School trustees made a distinct effort to keep the tax increase under 3 percent when crafting the final numbers at their Jan. 30 budget meeting. They did so...

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School, town formulate finance agreements

An almost nine-month long debate over a finance agreement between the Milton school and selectboards concluded late last month with far less animosity than when first proposed. The boards approved facilities use and financial services agreements at a Jan. 29 joint meeting at the town offices. Both parties expressed appreciation for the other’s input and a desire to work together moving forward. First up on the agenda was the facilities use contract, which reflects the cost to the school district when town recreation programs use school facilities. The town will now pay the district $2,000 annually, plus extra for...

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Katie Paquette’s photography for the soul

Every day is a struggle for Essex artist Katie Paquette. Yet each day, she finds light in photography — a medium that has changed both her career path and way of life. Paquette, 36, lives with an autoimmune disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, as well as fibromyalsia and myofascial pain syndrome. Sjogren’s causes dry eyes and mouth, fatigue and joint pain. The chronic pain, which often consumes Paquette’s life, is offset by her growing photography interest. “When you have the passion for something and then when it’s like a therapy for you, it just changes your mindset completely,” said Paquette, a...

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Milton preps for 10th winter fest

Throw on your mittens, beanie, skates, snowshoes and dancing shoes (plus a smile) next week to celebrate Milton’s 10th Annual Winter Festival. The 2018 weekend of fun spans from Friday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. “We’re happy to have it still going on,” recreation coordinator Kym Duchesneau said. “It’s been fun to watch it evolve and kind of change over the years and grow.” Friday night, the festival kicks off with a party in Bombardier Park. Adventurers can take part in laser tag, ice-skating, a moonlight snowshoe and watch a fire dancer...

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