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This week is the calendar-noted time to remember all who have served in the U.S. military and all those who currently serve. According to a July 2020 report by the Council on Foreign Relations (www.cfr.org/backgrounder/demographics), less than one-half of 1 percent of the U.S. population is …

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Other than who will be the next U.S. president and if there will be a new U.S. Senate Majority Leader after Jan. 3, 2021, attention must focus on doing all that we are able, at least in Massachusetts, to curb COVID-19 from infecting more people.

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If you haven’t already, and you are a resident registered to vote in Milton, one of the most important things to do between now and Tuesday, Nov. 3 is to vote.

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It is hoped that everyone in Milton who is a resident registered to vote does so. Now more than ever, the multiple ways in which a person can cast a ballot — in person early, by mail-in, dropping off a ballot earlier requested by mail outside the town offices building and the traditional vot…

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A goal of a local newspaper is to encourage an exchange of ideas and thoughts about issues affecting a particular municipality, in this case, the town of Milton.

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Surviving, not yet thriving, during the global pandemic known as COVID-19 remains a task for every person in the world, and locally, in Milton. For those aged 12 and above, think ahead to how you want to remember this time in history, and how you helped, or hurt, the cause to keep yourself, …

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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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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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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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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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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…