Letters to the editor (1/11/2018)

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

Letters to the editor

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

Manager’s Message

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

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