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
Let me get this straight. The town manager has been harassing the owner of one of the most historic buildings in town. Mr. Palaia has hired consultants and engineers trying to prove that the building is unsound. Now he wants … Read more
Dear Brothers of the Seneca Lodge, members of the Chittenden Chapter and Robert L. Griswold, I thank you sincerely for all the work in scraping and repainting my house this past weekend. It is a job I could not have … Read more
Our story about the poor athletic field conditions drew some commentary on Facebook. Read some below. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/miltonindependent.
By CAROLYN BRANAGAN Franklin-1, Georgia So it is no surprise that state revenue for FY 2015 does not meet expectations, and the state budget approved in May has to be changed. Regular readers will recall that for a long time … Read more
On July 1, many of Vermont’s alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers went tobacco-free. As executive director of the Milton Community Youth Coalition, I sometimes hear the question, “Is this fair?” My answer is “yes,” and here is why: For … Read more
We would like to update our school and town community about the upcoming transition for telephone numbers in the Milton Town School District, Grades PK-12. In order to better the communication in contacting school staff members and in the hope … Read more
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