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Milford woman helps Funland staffing shortage by returning to teen job

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Veronica Evans and her son, Will, begin work at Funland     With many area businesses struggling to find staff this summer, Funland has been no exception, posting often on social media that they were hiring. Several alumni staff commented that they would love to return there to work, so Funland called their bluff, according to Veronica Evans, who worked …

Milford cleans up after pair of F1 tornadoes came through Thursday

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Ryan Moore shot this photo of the storm headed his way.     The Milford area continues to clean up after what the National Weather Service late Friday confirmed as a pair of F1 tornadoes Thursday spawned by a fast-moving thunderstorm. Video and photos taken by those in the area of east of Milford showed what appeared to be a …

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City of Milford Utilizes CTF to Provide Neighborhood Safety

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines

A solar light has been installed at the entrance to Mattlind’s Estates using CTF funds to improve safety in the area. The City of Milford Public Works Department recently partnered with Representative Bryan Shupe and his Community Transportation Funds (CTF) to make the Matlinds Estates neighborhood entrance safer for its residents by utilizing the Funds to purchase a solar light. …

Milford School District receives federal COVID-19 funding

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

As part of the federal COVID-19 Economic Relief Act (CARES), states were provided funding that was to be allocated to school districts in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19. The funds provided to schools, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ERSSERF), are distributed by the Department of Education using the unit count system just as other state funding is …

Milford Food Bank location to construct new building

Terry Rogers Delaware Nonprofits, Headlines

President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky, and Board Chairman, Andy Larmore, hold the the official agreement of sale for land in Independence Commons where the Food Bank of Delaware plans to construct a new facility and a community garden The Food Bank of Delaware received approval from Milford City Council to construct a new building on a lot they purchased from …

Avery Properties to renovate historic building

Terry Rogers Business, Government & Politics

The former Josephine Keir location in downtown Milford will soon house four retail spaces and three luxury apartments On May 24, Milford City Council approved a request to convert a retail single occupancy property in downtown Milford to a mixed-use development. The building, located at 27 South Walnut Street, currently houses Josephine Keir Ltd., but Avery Properties has purchased the …

City Council approves change of zone request

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Headlines

The former office of Dr. William Kaplan, located at 302 Polk Avenue, has been rezoned as residential On May 24, Milford City Council approved a request to return zoning of a building on 302 Polk Avenue to residential at the request of the owner. The property had been rezoned commercial at the owner’s request in 2019 as they anticipated selling …

Jeepers Back the Blue supports fallen law enforcement officers

Terry Rogers Culture, Police & Fire

The Jeepers Back the Blue Foundation is planning a Jamboree to benefit the families of fallen law enforcement officers After the death of Corporal Stephen Ballard of the Delaware State Police on April 26, 2017, Jeff Lehnert wanted to do something as a tribute to the fallen officer. His desire to do something led to the creation of Jeepers Back …

Milford School Board hears tax rate presentation

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

At their regular board meeting in May, Sara Croce, Chief Financial Officer, presented the Milford School District Board of Education with information on the four different components of the school tax rate. In June, the board will be asked to make a decision on the tax rate for FY2021-22. “We are approaching the time when we have to set the …