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Milford Police Chief Looks at 2018

by Terry Rogers  Milford Chief of Police Kenneth Brown took over the department in 2015 after the retirement of Chief Keith Hudson. As 2018 begins, Chief Brown discussed what he expects regarding public safety in the upcoming year and reflected on the year that just passed. “We are still compiling reports of our statistics for […]

Legislators Discuss Right to Work, Prevailing Wage

by Terry Rogers  Recently, Sussex County Council voted down a Right to Work ordinance after several public hearings on the subject. The ordinance would give employees the right to work without requiring them to be a member of the union that represents workers in a company nor would they be required to pay union dues. […]

Mispillion School Recognized by DOE

by Terry Rogers   On Tuesday, January 16, Mispillion Elementary School was one of 15 school recognized by the Delaware Department of Education as a 2017 Recognition School. As a result of this recognition, the school will receive $8,000 to benefit students and the school as a whole from the State of Delaware School Improvement […]

La Hacienda Opens in Milford

by Terry Rogers   Last week, La Hacienda opened its new Milford restaurant in the former Hometown Diner location. Carlos Estrada, co-owner of the restaurant, said that this was a soft opening with a ribbon cutting and Grand Opening planned for the near future. “We are extremely excited and thankful for the warm reception since […]

The Peter Lofland House

By Terry Rogers The stately red brick home at 417 North Walnut Street has stood the test of time well and is known as the Peter Lofland House. The elegant Second Empire home, built in 1880 by Peter Lofland, a prominent Milford citizen, is as beautiful today as it was when Mr. Lofland and his […]

Lulu M. Ross Holds Literacy Festival

By Terry Rogers In partnership with the News Journal and Nemours, Lulu M. Ross held a Literacy Festival on Wednesday, January 10. The festival was designed to promote reading among children and adults. Visitors to the festival were able to speak to local authors, get information on organizations that promote reading and listen to books […]

Council Updated on New Delinquent Tax Collection

By Terry Rogers  In 2017, the City of Milford updated several areas of the City Charter including sections related to how delinquent taxes were collected in the City. During Charter workshops, City Solicitor David Rutt explained that the State permits two methods for collection of delinquent taxes. The former method used by the City could take […]

Community Center Raising Funds for Building

By Terry Rogers The Milford Community Center recently learned that the building they have inhabited for over six years on NE Front Street has been placed for sale. The non-profit will continue its efforts as normal as the building is on the market but Andrew Scott of Hearts Unlimited, Inc., knows that if the building  is […]

Council Solicits Realtors to Sell Business Parks

By Terry Rogers On Monday, January 8, Milford City Council agreed to allow staff to create a Request for Proposal (RFP) that would solicit proposals from real estate agents to represent the City in order to promote the sale of lots in the Greater Milford Business Park and Independence Commons. The decision was related to […]

CCGM Looks Forward to New Year

By Terry Rogers Jo Schmeiser, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, says that the economic outlook for Milford looks great. She says CCGM continues to get membership requests from new and existing businesses because of Milford’s growth. “We came back to work on Tuesday, January 2nd and a home-based business in […]

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