The United Church of Milton is once again partnering with the Milton Family Community Center in the Adopt-a-Family ministry to provide Christmas support of food, toys and warm clothing to families in our community who are in need – 105 … Read more
I would like to thank all of the voters of Milton for your continued support for the past eight years. It is an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Milton, and I promise to do my best … Read more
The Town of Milton Recreation Department would like to thank the attendees of the fourth annual Pumpkins in the Park event on Friday, Oct. 28 at Bombardier Park East. A very special thank you to those who made this event … Read more
MFCC would like to extend warm, heart-felt thanks to everyone who braved the cold and damp last Saturday to walk the Monster Mile. This fun run/walk event, organized by the Milton Independent, benefited our emergency food shelf this year. Thank … Read more
The school year is well underway, with routines established and exciting projects ahead. University of Vermont Outstanding Teacher Awards Each year, Vermont school districts are asked to nominate one or two teachers for the UVM Outstanding Teachers Awards. Milton teachers … Read more
One in 4 Vermonters are food insecure and are not certain where their next meal is coming from, never mind a Thanksgiving feast. In the tradition of neighbors sharing their bounty with each other, the Milton Family Community Center is … Read more
John C. Gifford has my vote to be elected to represent Chittenden County in the Vermont Senate, and he should have yours as well. I have known John for six years. I served with him on the Milton Selectboard and … Read more
Carl Rosenquist is my choice for state representative from Georgia. Intelligent, budget minded and a proven leader – this is what Carl brings to Montpelier. His life story is a resume of proven attributes that I look for when I’m … Read more
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