By JOSH KAUFMANN, Sports editor In ESPN’s excellent look at the hazing and death of Milton football player Jordan Preavy, I was struck by the absence of anyone taking responsibility beyond mouthing the words “I take responsibility” as if from a … Read more
On behalf of the Milton Artists’ Guild, we extend our sincerest thanks to the Milton community and beyond for joining us in our first Come as You Art event held at Bear Trap Nursery last Saturday. We had a truly … Read more
The Milton Town School District is launching an inclusive process to articulate our purpose (mission), non-negotiables (values), what we hope to become (vision) and the road map to achieve the vision (strategic or continuous improvement plan). The mission, vision, values … Read more
I am very proud to endorse Carl Rosenquist for the position of state representative for the town of Georgia. Vermont is fortunate to have a citizen legislature. The system works best when an individual representing a district has been deeply … Read more
The family of Madge Gordon would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Little, members of the VNA, friends, neighbors, relatives, members of the United Church of Milton and the FOE 4218 for all of their acts of love … Read more
Imagine the surprise when the scouts of Troop 631 went to empty the bottle drop box to find that someone had mistook it for a dumpster! This bottle drop was built to give back to the community with the funds … Read more
What do freshly baked cookies, a dash through the sprinkler and well-written book all have in common? Sometimes one just isn’t enough. Thankfully, with so many series out there, readers don’t have to stop enjoying a story once they finish … Read more
One reward of working in education is the excitement in the schools each August as we get ready to welcome students. New families bring their children in to register. Staff members reunite after the summer break. The schools get a … Read more
I was honored to first be nominated and then receive the Milton Community Champion Service Award at National Night Out earlier this month. It’s a pleasure to serve the community in ways that I feel are important, contributing the strengths … Read more
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