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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).

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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.