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Delaware Crew Fights Western Wildfires

  by Terry Rogers Erich Barkentine of Milton and Kyle Hoyd of Felton both say that a love of the outdoors led them to join the Delaware Wildland Fire Crew. Both men have traveled to western states to battle wildfires and Burkentine is currently in Colorado supervising a crew. “I grew up in an outdoor […]

Council Approves Changes to Trash Ordinance

by Terry Rogers  On Monday, July 9, 2018, Milford City Council approved changes to the Solid Waste Ordinance. Changes included the establishment of a Schedule of fees and fines, removing Rules and Regulations from the code, eliminating nuisance fines and reducing the cost of a second trash container. “Removing Rules and Regulations from the Code […]

Wayback Burger to Open in Milford

by Terry Rogers On Monday, June 23, Milford residents will be able to enjoy fresh burgers made to order at a new Wayback Burger which will be located in Airpark Plaza. There will be an official Grand Opening at a later date. “We chose Milford to open the new location because it is one of […]

The T.C. Collins House

by Terry Rogers     The home at 205 Southeast Front Street seems very unassuming yet it holds a significant amount of history. The home sits on an L-shaped lot fronting the street with property lines that adjoin Franklin Street and Cedar Alley. The home is two stories with a 5-bay, center-hall plan as well […]

Former Traveler’s Inn Makes Significant Improvement

by Terry Rogers In September 2017, the former Traveler’s Inn in Milford closed for major renovations. At the time, the motel was struggling with crime, negative reviews and a petition was circulating labeling the location a nuisance property. Today, the motel has been completely remodeled and is now the Rodeway Inn, part of the Choice […]

Milford Launches Sidewalk Repair Program

by Terry Rogers  In an effort to create a more walkable community, the City of Milford is launching a Sidewalk Repair Program designed to make sidewalks throughout the City safer and more appealing. The Public Works Department recently completed the first of four phases of sidewalk inspections, starting with streets serving public schools as well […]

Milford Legislators Discuss FY’19 Budget

by Terry Rogers     On June 26, the Delaware General Assembly passed a balanced budget, several days ahead of their June 30 deadline. The $4.27 billion operating budget includes pay increases and extended maternity leave time for state employees, restores Grant-in-Aid funding that was eliminated after last year’s budget shortfall and an increase in […]

“Cones for Cops” Celebrates MPD

by Terry Rogers     Donna Watson of ReMax/Twin Counties Real Estate in Milford wanted to create an event that would create more social interaction among citizens while also giving back to the Milford Police Department. After brainstorming with her husband Glenn and their son Jamie, “Cones for Cops” was developed. On Friday, June 29, […]

Milford Police Department to Hire 5 New Officers

by Terry Rogers On Monday, June 25, Milford City Council approved a request from Chief Kenneth Brown to hire five new police officers for Milford Police Department. Funding for the new officers will be paid from the city’s water reserves. The estimated total for all three years is $1,275,000.   “The Police Commission requested that staff […]

Beating the Summer Heat Before Air Conditioning

by Terry Rogers     The hot days of summer have arrived in Milford and many people have closed up their homes, cranked up the air conditioner and remained indoors during the oppressive heat. However, it was not that long ago that the residents of Milford didn’t have air conditioning, requiring them to find other […]

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