By REP. DON TURNER (R-Chittenden-10) The legislature passed several bills this week including S.79, an act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information. This bill claims to protect all Vermonters against discrimination on the basis of 11 personal characteristics … Read more
MHS Project Graduation 2017 would like to thank all who have supported us over the past six months. We’ve sold more hot dogs, popcorn and sodas than we can count, given away thousands of dollars in 50-50 and Chuck-a-Duck winnings … Read more
Support Taylor for Milton Selectboard I am writing to express my support for Chris Taylor. He is running for the 1-year unexpired term remaining of a 3-year term on the Milton Selectboard. I will be voting for Chris and encourage other … Read more
Our governor has proposed level-funding our schools this year in an effort to slow down our property tax increases and make Vermont a more affordable place to live. It’s unfortunate that the Milton School Board has proposed increasing the school … Read more
What a wonderful winter celebration weekend! The Milton Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who braved the cold and beautiful snow and attended the Milton Winter Festival events February 10-12. Thank you to all of Milton Winter Festival’s spectacular … Read more
By REP. MITZI JOHNSON (D-Grand Isle/Chittenden) It feels good to be home for the weekend, sitting in front of a toasty woodstove, reading the details of the governor’s budget recommend. OK, that last part may not be your cup of tea, … Read more
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