By HOUSE MINORITY LEADER DON TURNER (R-Chittenden-10) The 2017 legislative session finally came to an end early last Friday morning. House members were called in on scattered days for brief spurts of action on the floor over the past two … Read more
Thank you to the Milton community Dear fellow Miltonians, It is with both a heavy heart and great excitement that I announce my retirement from Milton Chiropractic Center. It has been an honor and joy to serve so many of you … Read more
A huge thank you goes to Milton voters for approving the school budget. After the first budget failed, we cut nearly $1 million from the original proposal. Most new programming and four positions from current staffing were eliminated. We also … Read more
Thank you to Milton Little League I was so honored by the wonderful ceremony and dedication of the Little League field to me. To Bill Black’s boys, 1954 first Little League in Milton: Thank you for your work and time you … Read more
By HOUSE MINORITY LEADER DON TURNER (R-Chittenden-10) Throughout the legislative session, Gov. Phil Scott has repeatedly pointed to opportunities to save money in the education fund through the Vermont Education Health Initiative. New VEHI health plans for school employees will … Read more
Public schools are a reflection of their communities. Milton can be very proud of how its students reflect the strengths of the community as they are honored for achievements at state science and math fairs, excel in the performing arts … Read more
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