Tax increase talk expected in Milton tonight

from Patriot Ledger

To override or not to override will be the question tonight at town meeting.

Department heads from the school, police, fire and public works departments will give town meeting voters a picture of what their services will look like without a tax increase bigger than the one allowed by state law. (read full story)

New Milton middle school principal named

from Patriot Ledger

The Pierce Middle School in Milton will have a new leader when school begins next year.

Superintendent-to-be Mary Gormley has named James Jette the next principal at the school. (read full story)

News Round Up from the Milton Times 05.01.08

Frustrations Mark Budget Preparations

Budget frustrations flared up at the April 22 Warrant Committee meeting as town officials responded to the pressures of a rapidly approaching Town Meeting. (read full story)

Budget Planning ‘Lacks’ Leadership

The work of building a budget this year lacks leadership at a time when the town faces serious budget shortfalls, according to two sources close to the town’s decision makers. (read full story)

Incumbants Keep Seats in Election

The annual town election featured no surprises on April 29, and despite a last-minute write-in campaign for School Committee, all incumbents retained their town-wide offices. (read full story)

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draft: State weighs new student-achievement goal

from The Boston Globe

Massachusetts education officials are considering a new student-achievement benchmark that they hope will be more attainable than a nearly decade-old federal requirement that has fallen out of favor under the Obama administration. (Read the full story here.)