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Milton High School Principal James Jette was named Interim School Superintendent on Aug. 2 and within two weeks was forced to defend himself against an anonymous letter maligning this beloved administrator who dared to Lead While Black.

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Amid the diligence of daily precautions we now take to ward off the coronavirus, other personal responsibilities await us.

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We are writing to you collectively as a team of physician and nurse members of the Health Subcommittee of the Return to School Task Force. We are all parents of students in the MPS district, representing all of the schools across the district. We have all volunteered our time and expertise o…

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Comments made by Milton School Committee members, teachers and residents during the committee’s Aug. 5 meeting show the difficulty of making a return to school decision.

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The pros and cons of how the Milton public schools will reopen for the 2020-21 academic year involve physical safety and dedicated teaching. Not to mention, imploring students old enough to take more responsibility for their own learning, such as in high school or perhaps the most academical…

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Stand up straight and extend your arm out on each side, left and right. From your left hand’s longest fingertip to your right hand’s longest fingertip, the distance between these points can be used as a measurement that can be used to determine what socially distancing means, or in a better …

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A subscription price increase is coming Sept. 1.

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Finding a quiet spot to sit and think will be one of the best and most important things to do this summer. Finding a quiet spot to sit and think is a

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This Saturday, July 4, marks the country’s 244th birthday. Actually, the original date intended by John Adams to celebrate the new nation’s independence from Great Britain was July 2. But, things happen, as is the case this Fourth of July. Even so, enjoy the day in small and safe ways.

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After what may have seemed a not too snowy winter and a long and dreary spring compounded by the pandemic, summer is here. The warmer weather may be here and the coronavirus pandemic remains here. Please, even if you feel uncomfortable about wearing a mask in public, do so. If not for yourse…

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In Milton and beyond, the mood is tense. Tense about work itself and what it will look like in the future. Tense about how and when school children will return to classes. Tense about how we decide to plan for our future and live our daily lives. Tense about COVID-19 and when a vaccine will …

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The country, and if by humble extension, Milton, is full of angst. In one corner of Milton, however, the angst is not borne of current civil unrest nationwide.

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Opening email is seldom a pleasant experience.

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April is National Poetry Month and on this last day to mark the occasion, the final stanza of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “Ulysses” comes to mind. The last stanza talks about resolve to get through difficult times and experiences. At the least, that’s what makes it a favorite to read and review:

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I am contemplating and thinking about all the people up in arms with fossil fuels.

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At this point in time, including in Milton, it is unknown what the world will look like in a week’s time or a month as this pandemic unfolds. For younger people, especially, their world is Milton.

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Will grade school students return to physical classrooms this year? Will more cultural activities and organized sports games be canceled through the summer?

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In times of crisis or catastrophe, what is most important and most enduring rises to the surface. Caring about other people, looking out for other people and wanting the best for other people are the emotional cream that rises to the top.

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Newspapers all over the country celebrate Sunshine Week in March.

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The word gratitude is defined as the “quality of being grateful.” Gratitude can be found in many ways. It could be as simple as the feeling you get when a stranger holds a door open for you, or in the pleasing support of a friend or family. Gratitude is exhibited from the journey of life, a …

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This is an especially good time to be a good neighbor.

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While the presidential primary may be top of mind for some readers or residents, the challenges facing Milton’s future are important. Early voting for the presidential primary continues through Friday, Feb. 28. Those who believe in tradition will choose on Tuesday, March 3 a person who they …

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The staff and friends of the Milton Times are having a party May 1 to celebrate the newspaper’s 25 years of existence.

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 The Milton Times took three awards in the New England Newspaper and Press competition’s 2020 Better Newspaper contest.

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It was the sound of rapid two-finger typing on a vintage shiny black Royal typewriter in an upstairs bedroom that brought comfort to these ears day or night.

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A childhood memory of riding in a light blue-green 1970s-era Buick or Chevrolet station wagon through East Milton Square to Blue Hill Avenue as a faster way to get to Boston Children’s Hospital comes to mind with every walk taken through the square.

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It’s now here – the year 2020 – the start of the third decade of the 21st century.

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For its steadfast focus, dedication, and community outreach, the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC) is the recipient of a national award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

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The town is facing several financial hurdles now and into the coming years. Three new fire stations are needed, a building project long put off until the situation has become nearly unbearable for the men and women who comprise the entire department. It is important to note that in New Engla…

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In 1979, as a 20-something college student in the Midwest and an avid football fan, the power and impact of Coke’s Mean Joe Green TV ad knocked me over. If you haven’t seen it, stop now and take a look (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xffOCZYX6F8).