MTSD financial matters Student growth in achievement and personal development is the core mission of public schools. Ensuring students have high-quality instruction and opportunities to learn about the arts, build leadership skills and explore interests are the reasons schools exist. … Read more
You may have seen the ads for Amazon’s Audible.com. For $14.95 a month, you can listen to audiobooks on their app. Here’s an even better deal. Your library card gets you free access to OverDrive, which provides audiobooks, eBooks and … Read more
Enterprising aesthetics Imagine someone saying to you, “We decided on moving to Milton after experiencing its lovely, welcoming entrance,” or “We often choose to take our Sunday drives over to Milton to see those beautiful tree-lined streets, its simple town … Read more
By SEN. CAROLYN BRANAGAN, Franklin district The three-member Vermont State Senate Committee on Committees consists of Lt. Governor Dave Zuckerman, Pro Tempore Sen. Tim Ashe and at-large member Sen. Dick Mazza. At my request the committee has agreed to move … Read more
Reflections on the sudden death of a public servant Editor’s note: Georgia Selectboard chairman Chris Letourneau died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, Oct. 13 at age 51. The day after Chris Letourneau died, I took a drive. I … Read more
By ANN BRADSHAW Superintendent, Milton School District The Milton School Board held a community forum on harassment, hazing and bullying (HHB) just before school started in August. More than 20 parents, school staff and community members attended. The purpose of … Read more
I love when a book grabs my attention and holds it so strongly I don’t want to put it down. When I have to stop reading, the story keeps calling to me, until I can get back it. That’s what … Read more
Touch a Truck thank you Thank you from the Town of Milton Recreation Department to the 800-plus people who visited the Touch a Truck event in Bombardier Park West on Saturday, Sept. 16. It was a fantastic day for children … Read more
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