Milton High volleyball relies on its Big 3

from The Patriot Ledger

Some teams are defined by a single star player. Others are led by a dynamic duo.

The Milton High School girls volleyball team is fortunate to have a transcendent trio – a label applied by the coach, Robin Lee. (Read the full story here.)

Police in South Shore towns battle break-ins

from Wicked Local Milton

Drug users are behind most burglaries to finance addictions, police say.

Police in several South Shore communities are putting their heads together in the hopes of solving an increasing number of home break-ins. (Read the full story here.)

NOTE – there is a community forum to be hosted at the Council on Aging this Wednesday)

Antibullying session makes parent uneasy


The father of several children in Milton schools has questioned a district decision to bring a national antiviolence and antibullying program to the community this Wednesday without giving parents a chance to evaluate whether it is appropriate for their children to see. (Read the full story here.)

NOTE – Rachel’s Challenge will be presented at the High School this Wednesday. Please see related post with information here.

Busy week for the Board of Selectmen

The Selectmen are meeting three days this week: the 4th, 5th and 6th. You can find a meeting notice for the 4th here and the 6th here.

The 5th is a closed executive session to discuss contract negotiations.

Big week end here in Milton

It kicks off at the Council on Aging this morning (Saturday) with the Fit for Life Fun/Run. The MHS Boosters are holding a bottle and can drive (also Sat morning). After you drop off bottles, go cheer on the Wildcats in football action at Brooks Field as they take on Walpole @ 2:00pm. This afternoon you can learn to pickle and can. Sunday brings the 2nd Tour de Coops and, last but not least CELEBRATE MILTON! (Click on any of the links for more information.)

Residents meet in opposition to proposed Randolph 40B development

Earlier this week a group of residents came together in opposition of to a proposed 40B development off Randolph Avenue by the DPW yard.

The residents, about 53 in all, met with Selectman John Shields and Planning Director Bill Clark to voice concerns and discuss how to block the development. The proposed development calls to two buildings that would each have 46 units of between 1 – 3 bedrooms.

Letter: “Rachel’s Challenge”: Appropriate for our Schools?

Letter from Michael Chinman

Milton’s High School and Middle School have announced that the “Rachel’s Challenge” program will be presented to their students on October 4 and 5, as part of their anti-bullying campaign. Named for Rachel Scott, one of thirteen victims murdered at Columbine High School by two student gunmen, the program was founded by Rachel’s father, who has also released a number of books and DVDs proclaiming Rachel to be a Christian martyr.

Whoops – Newton student, Westwood principal catch MCAS error


Massachusetts education officials informed school districts yesterday that MCAS math scores for 70,000 10th-graders were reported incorrectly, two days after a Westwood High School principal and a Newton North High School student informed the state of an error. (Read the full story here.)

Milton Rotary Youth Programs Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting about Milton Rotary’s programs for students and youth at the Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue, Milton on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7 PM.  The Rotary Club, a worldwide organization of business and community leaders, dedicated to “Service above self” is uniquely positioned to offer these programs, which can change the lives of those who participate.

Senator Brian Joyce welcomes MHS students to state house

On Thursday, September 15th, Senator Brian A. Joyce welcomed students from Milton High School. The students were nominated by their teachers to attend the James Otis Lecture, held at the State House. Senator Joyce introduced the group on the Senate floor during formal session debate.