Week of July 20 By SEN. CAROLYN BRANAGAN (R-Franklin County) Each summer I get a lot of questions about the proper, legal use of fireworks – especially their use during late night hours. With help from the legislative council, a … Read more
Food shelf needs your help Hunger is a problem in Vermont. According to Hunger Free Vermont: 69,724 Vermonters – 11.3 percent – live in food insecure households, meaning they don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Lack of affordable housing; … Read more
By Susan Larson Director, Milton Public Library Over the July 4th weekend, I made my first trek to the summit of Camel’s Hump. There were hikers who bypassed me on the way up and down. That may have been partly … Read more
Week of July 13 By SEN. CAROLYN BRANAGAN (R-Franklin County) At the State House, it always takes time to work through the most difficult problems. Knowing how my constituents think is extremely helpful in pointing me to how I should vote … Read more
Response to school board criticism I have attended the recent Milton School Board meetings, and I have to say that I am just as disappointed as the rest of this community in how things have turned out. I am a … Read more
School board, superintendent must be held accountable I am dismayed at the Milton School Board’s latest missteps with regard to hiring a replacement for our current athletic director. A hiring committee of multiple stakeholders was called for, including teachers, students, … Read more
Willing hearts and hands made Health & Safety Fair a success On Saturday, May 20, Milton Rescue and Milton Police held the Annual Health & Safety Fair/Bike Rodeo. This event is made possible by the many willing hearts and hands … Read more
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