In honor of Hunger Action Month, the Chittenden Solid Waste District has partnered with the Milton Family Community Center to host a food drive at CSWD’s Milton Drop-Off Center on September 19, 20, and 22. Volunteers will be stationed on … Read more
To the members of the Milton community, I would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news and events happening across the Milton Town School District. UVM Teacher of the Year Awards Annually, the University of Vermont recognizes … Read more
By CAROLYN BRANAGAN Franklin-1, Georgia So now we have a report that shows most of the troubles with the Vermont Health Connect exchange are the fault of the administration. No surprise there. The report was authored by Optum, the same … Read more
Do you know a 5th grader? American Mothers is announcing the start of the 2015 National Fifth Grade Essay Contest. A handwritten essay of 150 words on “What My Mother Means to Me” encourages students from around the country to … Read more
Justice. The word was seldom used in my house while growing up, but it certainly was practiced, at least to some degree. I was raised with certain values like most people. Of course I didn’t appreciate each and every one … Read more
To my fellow Miltonites, Though in recent news the integrity of our town may have been compromised due to true or false (I will not state my thoughts) allegations, I know one thing for certain: I am proud of the … Read more
My friend, Ed Cafferty, is a Democratic candidate for sheriff of Chittenden County. Chittenden County residents want a strong leader for today’s challenges. He will be that leader speaking out on the serious crime issues facing us. His vision of … Read more
The Milton Family Community Center is collecting school supplies for its annual School Supply Drive. We are in need of backpacks and basic supplies including lined paper, binders, composition books, spiral notebooks, dividers, pens, pencils, rulers, flash drives, crayons, scissors, … Read more
Milton community members, Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! It has been a busy summer in the Milton Town School District. We have focused on hiring new staff, readying the buildings for the opening of the new school year, providing … Read more
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