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On a crisp and sunny Nov. 13 afternoon, the Milton High School (MHS) cross country team returned to its first state championship meet since both the boys and girls teams captured titles in 2019.

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Residents are invited to register for spots in COVID-19 Moderna booster clinics that the Milton Health Department will be holding on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16.

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A major redevelopment, including the construction of housing, a brewery and a brew pub, is in the planning stages for the Webb Mill complex that now houses Milton Hill Sport & Spa.

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The Select Board has requested that the town administrator look into negotiating a new revenue source for Milton: a billboard proposed by the John Flatley Company for its property at 2 Granite Ave.

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Construction officials and state Rep. Bill Driscoll took a group of residents for a Nov. 1 tour around the $7.8 million reconstruction site around the Manning deck over the Southeast Expressway in East Milton.

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A new gold medal lay side by side with a small worn button reading “Stop I-95” on John Cronin’s table in what he refers to as the “Milton room” at his home on a recent sunny afternoon.

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When he was growing up, Mark Morris’s neighbors in South Boston were always ready to hold a fundraising “time” to help out a family who was down on their luck or experiencing a serious illness.

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Given how they have performed all season long, it came as no surprise that the Milton High swimming and diving team had a fantastic performance at the Division 2 state meet on Nov. 12 at the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley.

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Since Robert McAuliffe has been running Duhallow Real Estate for nearly 25 years, it’s safe to say he’s an established Milton businessman. But he estimates that for the first 15 or so of those years, he was known by most as simply “Jim’s son.”

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The value of the average single family home in Milton jumped by unprecedented levels in the past year, rising about 8.6 percent to $824,451. The average price for a single family home was $759,212 just one year ago.

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 About 200 people took part in Milton’s Veterans Day celebration honoring those who have served in the U.S. military as the town officially became a Purple Heart Community on Nov. 11.

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Parents and guardians in the Milton Public Schools will receive official notification soon that makes it clear that they must give written consent in order for their child to take part in any third-party survey offered through the schools. 

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After two excruciating years, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) state tournament has returned to the fall season with a whole new look to boot since the MIAA decided to abandon its former regional-based postseason for a full state-wide play down. 

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The Milton High football team, which did well in the Bay State Football League this year, made the playoffs. Consult our website for details of the Nov. 5 game at home. 

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Masks, testing, and vaccinations continue to lead the arsenal of measures that the Milton Public Schools are using this year to stay open as COVID-19 cases continue to be detected in the community.

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The Fire Station Building Committee (FSBC) on Nov. 2 voted to make changes in the way it will put the work on the town’s three fire stations out to bid as it seeks to curb an estimated $2.8 million jump in the total project costs due to unstable conditions in the construction industry.

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It may have ended a bit too soon for the Milton High golf team, but the 2021 season could very well be one that coach Ben Kelly and his squad can look back on and say that it was a year in which they started moving in the right direction. 

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Director of Pupil Personnel Services Susan Maselli updated the School Committee about the steps the Milton Public Schools have taken to respond to two disproportionalities that state officials identified several years ago in regard to Black/African American students.

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Under a proposal approved on Oct. 27, about 276 residents will be assigned to new voting precincts starting next year.

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The MHS Wildcat Football team defeated Dartmouth Nov. 5 at Books Field. The next round in the Division 3 playoffs has Milton in North Attleboro Friday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

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The Planning Board is again reviewing plans for a preschool at the site of the former Milton Club at 193 Central Ave., which burned to the ground about seven months ago.

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A discussion before the School Committee on Oct. 20 about revamping the Milton Public Schools’ process for dealing with bullying and harassment became intense as some members urged quicker action.

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It’s said that the children on lower Gulliver Street no longer flinch at jumping giant spiders and  the postman rarely glances into the glowing eyes of moving ghouls, but an occasional dog walker may still shoulder a sudden pull on the leash at an abrupt and ominous laugh.

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The state has found a way to lower to six or seven the number of parking spaces that will be lost with the construction around the East Milton deck, thus easing the projected impact of the loss of 15 spots that was projected earlier this year.

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Natalie Giurato, an experienced rower who serves as director of corporate communications at Cox Enterprises in Atlanta, recently rowed with the Neponset Rowing Club (NRC) on the Neponset River.

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A dual enrollment program that will allow Milton High School (MHS) students to gain Quincy College course credits while still in high school will receive a little more study before it can be implemented.

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Walking off the field following a 34-20 opening night defeat at Scituate on Sept. 10, the Milton High football team, which has seen so much success over the last few seasons and has been right on the cusp of an appearance in the state championship game, soon realized that much more work need…

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The timeline for building a new animal shelter for Milton has taken a step backward after a clerical error in the invitation to bidders forced the town to throw out the previous bids and rebid the project.

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As state experts continue to disagree about whether the COVID-19 Delta variant is about to surge out of control or has hit a plateau, state Rep. Bill Driscoll said the Joint Committee on COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Management, which he co-chairs, is pushing ahead.

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Milton firefighter Joe Byron recently donned his helmet and turnout gear and took off at a run even though there was no fire.

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Milton has launched its new mobile app, Recycle Right Milton, to make it even easier for residents to stay connected about waste and recycling collection programs here in town.

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The town's Equity and Justice for All Committee has begun collecting information from residents on a survey held in a Google docs form.

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While students in the Milton Public Schools continued to score above the state average in each level and subject area of the recently released MCAS testing data, the dire effects of the pandemic on learning was evident, according to state and local officials.