from Patriot Ledger
Town meeting members on Monday reiterated the message they sent earlier: no override.
As selectmen recommended, members amended eight consecutive articles to remove the “contingent appropriation” language, which referred to the money that would have come from an override of Proposition 2½. (read full story)
from the Boston Globe
The Blue Hills in Milton were swarming with cyclists – not skiers – Sunday for the second annual Blue Hills Classic, a road race featuring professional and amateur riders from across the region.The event was organized by the Milton Rotary Club and the Blue Hills Cycling Club. (read full story)
Milton High School seniors Alexa McKenzie and Josh Rosmarin were recently awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.
These two members of the MHS 2008 graduating class were among only 2,500 students nationwide to receive this unique academic distinction.
from the National Merit Scholarship program press release:
Scholar selection was based on committee members’ appraisal of a substantial amount of information submitted by Finalists and their high schools. Evaluated were each Finalist’s academic record, including difficulty level of subject studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay describing interests and goals; and the recommendation written by a high school official.
This year’s competition for National Merit Scholarships began in October 2006 when more than 1.4 million juniors in over 21,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), . . . Only the 16,000 Semifinalists had an opportunity to contnue in the competition. (read the full release)
Congratulations to Alexa and Josh!
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)
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)
Come hear the Milton High School concert band, jazz band, chorus, and string ensemble perform their final concert for the year. This is always a wonderful night of music. Come and show your support Weds May 14 @ 7:00 at the Milton High School auditorium.
NATICK 4, MILTON 1: Natick’s first doubles team of Andrew Meek and Jesse Brakey rallied for a three-set victory, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, as the Redmen defeated Milton in a Bay State Conference match.
from Boston Globe
THE GREENWAY being created along the Neponset River got a major boost from the Patrick administration last week: $5 million to improve a 3-mile section in Hyde Park. But the administration also must tackle the unresolved problem of connecting the Hyde Park green space, which it has dubbed the Neponset Esplanade, with an existing stretch of parkland in Milton and Dorchester. (read full story)
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)