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For seven straight seasons, the Milton High girls soccer team fought its way past a rugged mostly Division I schedule to qualify for the South Sectionals.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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The annual Milton Interfaith Clergy Association (MICA) Thanks for Giving Service will be held virtually on Nov. 22 at 4 p.m.

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Milton High School and Pierce Middle School have shifted to fully remote education through Thanksgiving as the town is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases with the highest number of new cases since early May.

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Manet Community Health Center of Quincy is setting up a COVID 19 testing day at the Milton High School campus on Friday, Nov. 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the rear of the building in the Copeland Field House.

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Massachusetts State Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 70-year-old Dorchester bicyclist at the intersection of Blue Hills Parkway and Eliot Street at about 3 p.m. on Nov.17.

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For the second year in a row, students of St. Agatha School held a collection drive for new socks for military veterans who are homeless. This year, over 1,100 pairs of new socks were collected. The students also made cards of thanks and gratitude to veterans and also donated their Halloween…

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Under the ongoing pandemic circumstances, including the hybrid and remote school classroom options, the Cunningham Elementary School held its Veterans Day program virtually. The students at Cunningham in words and art thanked military veterans and recognized these brave men and women for the…

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Jenny Ley paddles off from Milton Landing, standing on top of the inflatable paddle board she can carry in a large backpack on her bicycle. When the desire to paddle away from the world for a while strike her, she can do this, inflating the paddle board and steering away from shore.

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They waited more than an hour while the School Committee waded through its regular agenda on Nov. 4, but members of the Return to School group followed procedure and slowly and respectfully urged school leaders to create a plan to return the elementary school children to school.

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Plans for a new branch of the O’Connor Funeral Home from Dorchester are underway for Milton at the intersection of Randolph Avenue and Reedsdale Road.

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For the first time since March, members of St. Agatha Choir were able to sing together in a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced method. Led by the church's Music Director and Organist Julie Fay, on the podium, and with the technical and musical assistance of Marlborough residents Bryce and …

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The James Sumner Greene MD Memorial Horse Trough sits at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Randolph Avenue. It was designed by Putnam & Allen.

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For the first time since March, members of St. Agatha Choir were able to sing together in a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced method. Led by the church's Music Director and Organist Julie Fay, on the podium, and with the technical and musical assistance of Marlborough residents Bryce and …

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Bryce Denney, foreground, is the technical master of the electrical set up that allows his wife, Kathryn Denney, play the organ to accompany Julie Fay, St. Agatha Church music director and organist. Fay led the choir through a two-hour practice Nov.8 with choir members singing into microphon…

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Many sports teams in the area were hit hard in the COVID-19 outbreak. Games and seasons were canceled, schedules and rules were drastically altered, and possible opportunities (championships, impressions for college coaches) were lost.

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Beth Israel Lahey Health has opened a new urgent care facility in Quincy.

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About 40 to 50 people gathered Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7, along Blue Hills Parkway with the Associated Press news report that the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. The ticket's win in Pennsylvania…

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As the country continues to feel the final reverberations of the Nov. 3 general election, voters who fought a local battle over the adoption of Question 3 were putting away their campaign signs and digging into how to make the measure work in Milton. The wish list of projects that could be f…

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Milton is accepting requests for proposals (RFPs) from those who might want to purchase the former Kidder building on 101 Blue Hills Pkwy.

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In a year dominated by the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden and concerns about COVID-19, Milton voters maintained their enthusiasm as about 85 percent of them cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election.

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As the adage goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute." Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s daytime through Wednesday, Nov. 4 and then from Thursday, Nov. 5 through Monday, Nov. 8, in the 60s.

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Milton is accepting requests for proposals (RFPs) from those who might want to purchase the former Kidder building on 101 Blue Hills Pkwy.

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Of course, it wouldn't be Halloween in New England without a little snow on some spookily fun outdoor decorations. Laura Kessler submitted this photo of her home at 87 Robbins St.

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Milton residents woke up to a steady snowfall Friday, Oct. 30, just in time for the morning commute. Even if one's commute was a short one from one room to the other to work remotely, or to the computer for a student's day at school, seeing the first snowfall ahead of winter 2021 reminded us…

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Building permits keep town financially afloat, especially due to the rise in backyard swimming pool permits by homeowners.

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A “couple” additional positive cases of COVID-19 at Milton High School prompted the district to make the decision on Oct. 26 to transition to fully remote learning for two weeks.

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The Dec. 7 Special Town Meeting will now include two items that call for increases in Milton’s budget based on a bump in anticipated revenue of about $1.3 million for the current fiscal year.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual public workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 on the Draft Environmental Assessment of a proposed new approach procedure for Runway 4-Left at Boston Logan International Airport.

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As Election Day approaches, Milton Town Clerk Susan Galvin said in a town-wide email Oct. 26, “there is increased concern over malicious attempts to interfere with ballots and ballot drop boxes. To enhance security and to protect the integrity of our voter ballots, the Ballot Drop Box, locat…

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Pierce Middle School teacher John O’Leary, left, takes a break with a wellness class after a double loop of Turner’s Pond.

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After a frustrating start and stop, bring your own bag (BYOB) is back at the Fruit Center at Milton Marketplace stores as of Oct. 26.

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An eye-catching display in front of his house on Randolph Avenue began with Henry Thomas hoisting 500-plus pounds of pumpkin into the back of his antique tractor.

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School administrators and school committee members would like to add between six and eight new staff members for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2021. It remains to be seen if this is financially possible, as state revenue estimates remain poor due to the effects of the…

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Those who work locally with domestic violence cases are wary that the coming colder weather, which draws families indoors to spend more time together, will also bring with it increased cases of abuse.

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Superintendent of Schools James Jette will manage the hiring process to find a candidate to fill the financial leadership position held by Dr. Glenn Pavlicek. The Milton School Committee charged Jette with this responsibility after it accepted, with regret, the resignation of Pavlicek at its…

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Town officials hope residents will be spooked enough by growing rates of COVID-19 to make the choice to avoid traditional trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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A roadway project near Chickatawbut Road now underway will continue "indefinitely," according to a notice from the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The project began Oct. 17 and will result in the closure of Chickatawbut Road within Blue Hills Reservation in the town of Milton betw…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. One Milton resident works with three area police departments to assist those affected by domestic violence issues.

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver is joined by State Sen. Walter Timilty, Town Administrator Mike Dennehy and members of the Milton Select Board on Oct. 7 for a tour and progress update on the East Milton Square Bridge Deck Reconstru…