Bazaar committee expresses additional thanks Mistakenly donors were omitted from the first thank you from St. Ann Christmas Bazaar but certainly we don’t want to overlook longtime contributor the Gilbert family (previously given under a business name) and recent contributors … Read more
I always keep an eye out for resources to add to Milton Public Library’s collection. I browse online and print resources, including the New York Times Book Review and publishers’ catalogs. I talk to others about what they’re reading and … Read more
All Milton reads! You’re invited to the first planning meeting for an All Milton Reads summer reading program, with a theme of diversity. The meeting will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in the … Read more
As holiday shoppers consider books for gifts, and the approach of the New Year brings “best of” lists, I thought it would be fun to invite Milton Public Library staff and library board members to share their favorite reads of … Read more
Second forum on race identifies solutions The second community meeting on race went quite well last Wednesday. Most of the original participants were there. MIDI, the first and most active group to form after the racial events of the summer, … Read more
As of next week, the Milton Independent will once again call 69 Main St. home. Technically, we never left. But since I took over the helm at our sister papers, the Colchester Sun and Essex Reporter, in March 2016, I’ve … Read more
Forums on race a good starting point Last week’s community forum on race was attended by over 20 Milton residents. Most were town and school leaders. We also had several parents. At our next meeting, in the Milton Middle school … Read more
The holiday season is upon us in full force. Whole neighborhoods will soon be strung with twinkling lights, hordes of shoppers will flood the stores looking for holiday bargains and seasonal music and movies will take over the airwaves. However, … Read more
By DON TURNER Milton town manager This is the first manager’s update since October’s windstorm caused severe damage and dangerous conditions throughout Milton. Starting overnight, the Fire, rescue, police and public works departments worked around the clock to open roads … Read more
Craft committee says thanks The Milton Craft Committee Inc. would like to thank the community for making last Saturday, Nov. 11’s 41st Annual Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Show an enormous success. Attendance at the high school was amazing from the moment … Read more
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