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Vermont provided affordable housing for the returning GI's after WW2. Indian Acres and Hiawatha area in Essex Jct. were small inexpensive homes, 3 bedroom ranches, expansion attics, on small lots. Then north Burlington, much the same. Milton has hundreds of small affordable homes. Then the e…

I love voting. Going to the polling place to engage in the democratic process alongside family, friends, and neighbors is something I always look forward to. In fact, that is one of the reasons why I got involved in public service and ran to become your Secretary of State.

Recent periodicals have highlighted the unfairness to Chittenden County voters of having primaries with a dozen or more candidates. It turns the race into a name recognition contest rather one on the merits. That is why Senator Sirotkin introduced a constitutional amendment and successful le…

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Letter to the EditorFrom Milton Community Champions CommitteeMilton Community Champions, 2020Nominated: The residents and employees of the entire Milton CommunityThe Town of Milton’s Community Champion Award honors community members who, through their volunteer efforts, have significantly en…

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As the Milton Town District Board of Trustees asks our community for support of our FY21 Budget, we do so with gratitude and a high level of public awareness. First, gratitude for all that our teachers, staff, administrators, parents/guardians, neighbors, and community partners are doing to …

This Mother’s Day, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains would like to thank all the moms (and mom substitutes!) who step up to volunteer for our organization across New Hampshire and Vermont.

This letter is to clarify the purpose and workings of the Economic Stimulus Payment coming from the federal government. If lots of numbers and technical language snares your thinking, skip to the last paragraph. And don’t worry, this payment is a good thing.

During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, postal workers understand that every piec…

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In response to COVID-19 and to encourage recommended social distancing, all in-person Milton Recreation programs and events have been cancelled through April 6, as well as the Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11. We have been in contact with program participants, and will issue refunds for those…

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On Tuesday, March 3rd, the voters of Milton will be given the opportunity to vote for Brenda Steady for a three year seat on the Selectboard. Brenda’s experience as a public servant gives her incredible confidence in the capabilities of this community and a clear vision of what Milton could …

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In several of the recent issues of the Milton Independent you have published several articles on Milton’s town and school budgets. All the stories mention that both the school and town budgets need to increase to level fund the system. I maintain that the school budget can be decreased by mi…

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Republicans in Montpelier have once again made clear exactly where their priorities lie with a pair of vetoes shooting down two pieces of widely supported, impactful legislation: paid family and medical leave and a minimum wage increase.

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Love Spreads... The morning of February 14, the residents of Milton were greeted with Hearts — EVERYWHERE. I was astounded that every turn — signs — store fronts — businesses — telephone poles — you get my meaning — there were symbols of love. I realize that there are many who think this was…

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Dear Editor-Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. It kills one woman every ~80 seconds including my mom in 2011. While at work, her symptoms began as what she described as “a little gas”. She died a few hours later in her car in her driveway.

It’s budget time again, and the MTSD Board has been hard at work over the past three months finalizing our budget for the 2020-2021 school year.

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The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance, a priority for legislative leadership, is already sitting in conference committee, before the first week of the Vermont 2020 Legislative session is over! As with all bills, there needs to be agreement between the Senate version and House version b…

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A few years ago I learned that as we edge closer to our 60’s we feel more sharply time going by and the changes that come with age, especially the loss of friends.

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Ho ho ho! The Town of Milton Recreation Department would like to thank all who participated in the “Letters to Santa” project this year!

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Milton Rescue would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the Cornerstone Community Church and Milton Boy Scout Troop 631 for the generous donation they made to our Department.

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The total cost of Vermont’s Education is estimated at $1.7 billion for the next school year. It is the amount needed to run Vermont’s public pre-K through grade 12 schools for FY2020-2021, and is the state’s largest fund. Where does all that money go?

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Earlier this week the Vermont Tax Commissioner sent out the annual letter from the administration to state legislative leaders recommending rates for the FY 2020/2021 homestead property tax and the non-homestead rate.

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The Milton Craft Committee Inc. would like to thank the community for making last Saturday’s 43rd Annual Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Show an enormous success. We had a great crowd from the moment we opened, with many folks starting their holiday shopping with local handmade crafts. The MFCC F…

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The Town of Milton Recreation Department would like to thank the 1,500+ community members who attended Milton’s Trunk or Treat event on Fri, October 25 in Bombardier Park West! A very special thank you to co-sponsors, Milton PTA plus the amazing businesses, organizations, judges, Milton Publ…

I read with great interest the letter from Kristen Cameron in the Milton Independent October 10, 2019. While some of her writing was accurate, much of it was not. I guess the easy way to set things straight is to pick it apart by paragraph.

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Many Vermonters love to hike, especially in the fall. It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of our state. It is also a chance to spend time with our dogs. What some Vermonters do not know is that there are hidden dangers in the woods: baited leghold and body-crushing kill traps.

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With all the news headlines that could have been printed last week (or any other week for that matter), the Milton Independent chose the headline “QUEENS OF THE LIBRARY”. Do you really believe that the majority of folks in Milton think this whole “story hour with drag queens” is a wonderful,…