We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year. However, we’ve still got a few weeks left, which means you have time to make some year-end financial moves that may work in your favor.
Even during a pandemic, the work of town government goes on, including the setting of new tax rates in a tax classification meeting. The new residential rate is $13.13 per $1,000 property valuation. For commercial properties, the tax rate is now $20.40 per $1,000 property valuation.
The annual property tax bill for the typical Milton homeowner will rise by roughly $278, or about 2.9 percent, under a tax classification option adopted by the Select Board Nov. 18.
If ever a portion of a public meeting encapsulated the cultural challenges facing Milton this year, it came during the second “citizens speak” portion of the Nov. 18 school committee meeting.
A passion for making Milton schools and the town a better place for all has drawn together a group of students who have formed Milton Youth Advocates for Change (MYAC).
Terrence A. McGovern, of Pocasset, formerly of Rochester, Wareham and Milton, passed away peacefully after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease, Friday Nov. 20, 2020.
Pre-kindergarten teacher Devon King and student Aubrey Louis
For retired U.S. Army veteran Stan Genega, the sounds of children cheering and horns honking, along with signs thanking veterans for their service and expressing love for grandparents, made for a great day at St. Mary of the Hills School on Nov. 6.