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Among the best moments of being a mother for Patti Dobrindt is when one of her four children is about to start a competition and stops to scan the spectators to find her just so they can meet her eyes for a second or two.

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A public hearing on the Fruit Center’s application for a full liquor license was continued to May 12 after pushback from East Milton Wine and Spirits that presented the Select Board with a petition containing about 170 signatures.

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After locking horns for about two hours, Town Meeting voters turned down a measure that would have funded six more positions in the Milton Public Schools starting July 1.

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For the past eight and a half years, Milton native Joe O’Hara has been a staple with the northeast chapter of Operation Homefront, a nationwide non-profit program that helps support military families. 

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With the names of Milton men who died in World War II fresh on his mind, Veterans Director Kevin Cook is thrilled that the town has agreed to go ahead with an in-person ceremony for Memorial Day this year after a one-year pause.

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A smorgasbord of 48 articles is set to come before Town Meeting starting on May 3, including three citizens’ petitions, a request to buy land for a new East Milton fire station, and 36 items dealing with town finances.

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A street tree in front of your house slows traffic, reduces climate change, increases property values, and provides homes for birds and fresh air and shade for the rest of us.

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COVID-19 could not hold back The Good Fountain Players for this year’s production of Disney’s “High School Musical.”

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A lively local election season will come to an end on April 27 when voters decide five races for town-wide positions; five precinct races for Town Meeting members; and whether to back an override for a major revamp of Milton’s three fire stations. 

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The abrupt chain of promotions that brought Karen Cahill into the principal’s job at Milton High School just as classes were starting in the fall was par for the course in this second academic year of the pandemic, but for Cahill, a steady presence in the district since she started as a math…

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A white Milton police officer is scheduled to be arraigned on May 18 in Dedham District Court on charges of assault to intimidate her son’s friend, who is Black, and assault and battery on her husband.

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A Milton parent has filed a request with the state Ethics Commission asking for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the awarding of a $50,000 contract for the Milton Public Schools’ equity audit.

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Milton streets will be looking a little shadier as the town enters its 360th year under a plan put forward by a group of residents.

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A spring season is certainly out of the norm for football players in Massachusetts. Teams across the state, whether they’re Pop Warner or in high school, have had to make the proper adjustments to elements and factors not having been seen before.

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Meet Karleigh Corliss, the Milton Times’ new part-time education journalist. She is a third-year communication studies major at Northeastern University, and her minors are journalism, political communication, and psychology. 

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“Remember This Year,” a documentary that takes viewers up close to the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of Milton residents, will air on Rhode Island’s PBS affiliate WSBE on April 26 and May 1.

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Are we really that bad? That’s what a lot of Red Sox fans were whining after the team lost three straight games at friendly Fenway Park in the opening week of the American League baseball season to the lowly Baltimore Orioles. 

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Milton Police detectives are investigating an apparent vandalism spree in which vandals used rocks to break windows in at least a dozen vehicles. The incidents took place sometime around or after midnight Tuesday, April 6, into Wednesday morning, April 7, Milton Police said.

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A serious setback a couple of months ago has led to a new moniker for cancer patient Ernie Young, who said he kind of likes being referred to now as patient number 1.

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The recent filings of 40B development proposals in Milton has forced some quick study among many residents and town officials as they grapple to understand the ABCs of 40Bs and how so many could be happening here.

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The Fire Station Building Committee will hold a design update session on the plans for the East Milton substation at 7 p.m. on April 15, via Zoom.

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A free COVID-19 testing day will be held on April 25 at the end of the Milton Public Schools’ vacation week. 

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After more than 25 years of treating thousands of young patients and one year of a history-making pandemic, Dr. Anthony Compagnone is taking a leap of faith and retiring from Hyde Park Pediatrics.

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The clash over whether students should have been asked survey questions about their sexual identity and sexual preferences continued at the March 31 School Committee meeting as the mothers of two transgender students defended the need for the survey that is part of Milton’s equity self-evaluation.

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At 8:52 a.m. on April 5, Glover Elementary School Principal Karen McDavitt raised her fist in victory and cheered, “All my kids are here. All right.”

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Milton Rotary is sponsoring an “Art Against Hunger” contest to raise money to support the Milton Food Pantry and Rotary International’s supported initiative “Rise Against Hunger”. Please send us your big, bold visions and designs on paper that best illustrate our theme: “A world without hung…

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About a year ago when COVID-19 shut everything down, naturalist Tom Palmer was kind enough to take us on a hunt for smelt eggs in the Neponset River.

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For years after 9/11, the sight of an airplane crossing overhead in a clear blue sky was distressing for Milton native Paul Veneto.

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The owners of the Goddard School said that they will go ahead with plans for an early childhood center at the site of the former Hoosic Club that burned to the ground on March 23.

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There is a relatively new feature on the Milton Times website that makes buying and selling locally affordable.

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A patchwork quilt of photos shows off the senior class of Milton High School, who went through two years of schooling under COVID-19 protocols. Schools' Superintendent James Jette said how the 2021 graduation ceremony will be held (the Class of 2020 had a drive-through graduation and a car p…

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The Milton Public Schools are still working out details as they prepare to reopen full time to students in early April.

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More than 200 years ago, Milton propelled itself into the limelight briefly as a regional and national public health leader in the fight against the deadly disease of smallpox.

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Questions about gender and sexual preference contained in a survey recently sent to middle and high school students have generated a vigorous debate with about a dozen parents complaining that the questions were not appropriate for their middle schoolers.

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Only the charred remains and three chimneys remained standing of the former and historic Hoosic Club on March 23 after a fire destroyed the Central Avenue landmark where 100 years of weddings, parties, and town functions were held.