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Until Republican attacks on the loyalty of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, it was possible to make a cogent argument: President Trump may not personify one's idea of what a president of the United States should be, but he is trying to move American policy from "A" to "B"; and there has…

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Unrest overseas. Unrest in this country. At this writing session, it is difficult to turn to the local issues facing Milton. For the Milton families of servicemen and women stationed overseas, especially in Syria and other parts of the Middle East, all good thoughts for your relatives’ safet…

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For the second consecutive year, the Milton Times has been named a Distinguished Newspaper by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. The award, given out at NENPA’s annual New England Newspaper Conference, represents overall excellence in writing, layout and graphic design presen…

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Two upcoming public meetings at which comment is welcome by attendees will help determine the future look of Milton, and its livability. Please consider attending. Both meetings address the need for additional housing options — note the word options — in Milton. The first forum is on the tow…

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Another school year is underway and here’s a wish to all students, from pre-kindergarteners to high school seniors, to public and private school students for a successful school year. With increased pedestrian traffic on the road, along with motor vehicle traffic, let’s all look out for one …

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On Adams Street, near the Forbes House Museum and Gov. Hutchinson Field, the land opens up to reveal the Boston skyline. The distant scene offers enough visual room to bring perspective to the viewer. The view of a world beyond Milton, the thought of what people are doing in another city and…

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For those Milton residents who were around (alive at any age) when the actual Woodstock music festival happened Aug. 15 through 18, 1969, on fields owned by Bethel, N.Y., farmer Max Yasgur — happy 50-year-old summer memories.

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Although this is a local newspaper for all things Milton, it is difficult to avoid the elephant in the room: the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend.

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In a few weeks, Aug. 28 to be exact, a new school year begins for students of Milton Public Schools. New administrators will welcome students at Pierce Middle School, namely Principal William Fish and recently named Assistant Principal Janice Mazzola. Mazzola will join Fish and Assistant Pri…

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Letters to the editor written by Pierce Middle School students as part of its writing curriculum arrive at the Milton Times office each spring. The letters are essays, where each student defends a chosen view on a number of subjects. From pollution on the land and in the sea, from students’ …

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Bravery is required in everyday life. There’s only so much one can control, even with preparation. Surprise news or experiences can change one’s outlook on an event anticipated to go differently. An errant and broken baseball bat flies into the stands at a ballfield and a spectator who loves…

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong gingerly stepped on the moon’s surface, followed by Buzz Aldrin. Fellow astronaut Michael Collins remained in the lunar command module, circling the moon.

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It was around 9 p.m. June 9 when an office colleague texted me about a report she had just seen on NECN TV. I hadn’t yet seen the news article in The Boston Globe. The subject involved allegations against a Milton High School girls’ lacrosse coach. The information was scant, but enough to le…

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For all the men and women who gave their lives so that we may know the freedoms we enjoy in this country, the least we can do is to say thank you.

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School graduations can evoke a mix of emotions from ceremony participants to event watchers. Joy, excitement, sadness, reminders of any kind of challenge on the road to graduation, regret, worry about what’s to come next — all sentiments can filter into the day or evening. For high school, c…

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Significant financial decisions await Milton residents, especially those who own property. It is unknown, at least publicly, how much the tax rate per $1,000 property valuation will increase with the likelihood of a fifth elementary school being built in town. Ditto for three updated, if not…

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If you haven’t noticed our new website, please take a moment to do so at www.miltontimes.com. We’ve freshened up the landing page’s look, or the first page that you see when you type in the web address. A sports section is now included on the website, along with a local weather report and a …

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If you haven’t noticed our new website, please take a moment to do so at www.miltontimes.com. We’ve freshened up the landing page’s look, or the first page that you see when you type in the web address. A sports section is now included on the website, along with a local weather report and a …

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During this change of seasons, as winter melts away and spring slowly begins to poke out in floral blooms, consider picking up some of the cold weather’s detritus. Bits of broken branches, flattened paper cups and plastic bottles along sidewalks, a mitten or glove that has lost its partner —…

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The Milton Times website is getting a new look on Monday, March 11. Most important, the website will allow you to participate more in the source for all things Milton. The website’s design will guide you to find the information you need.

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Welcome to our first significant snowfall. Clean up is underway and the winter season is not officially over, per the calendar. Remember the April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997? OK, maybe not everyone does. At the least, it gave some adults the opportunity to feel the childhood joy of a snow …

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On Monday of next week, Feb. 25, Special Town Meeting attendees will debate the future of the Kidder building, once used as a branch library and currently home to preschool Discovery Schoolhouse, Inc.

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Pat Desmond and Julie Thermidor talk about community news. Both women have shared their opinions in the printed pages of the Milton Times. 

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Milton, MA- The party’s over.  Well, all the parties are over.  It’s 2019 and time for a reality check. Tucked in with our holiday mail was our first tax bill of the year.  That should be notice enough for us to keep aware and active in our town. Change is ahead.

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Keeping it local, keeping it real – Forget the sleepy summer of 2018 in Milton. Keeping track of all that is going on in Milton at this point in time takes work and dedication. This is where the staff of the Milton Times works hard each day and week to make being in the know easier. We work …

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Milton, MA- The public is invited to attend the Milton Speaks annual candidates forum that will be held Monday, March 27, 2017, at 7pm in the Milton Access Television Studio located at Milton High School, 25 Gile Road.  The forum is for all townwide candidates running for office.  The panel …

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Milton, MA – The staff of the Milton Times has worked over the past few months to create an app for the community.  The Milton Insider is available free in both the iTunes and Google Play stores.