Milford School District requests waiver of grant allocation requirements

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Milford School District is requesting a waiver of the Opportunity Grant allocation requirements. The grant requires 98 percent of the allocation be used at the school that generates the funding. Due to programming currently in place prior to these requirements and the districtwide support of multilingual and low-income students, the district plans to use the funds to best support all …

Council grants second extension for Westwood development

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At a recent meeting, Milford City Council granted a second, one-year extension for final approval. The extension was needed after Kent County Conservation District requested a third-party engineer to review the plans. “This is a proposed development located off Williamsville Road, just west of the railroad easement on Milford-Harrington Highway,” City Planner, Rob Pierce, said. “The applicant proposed to construct …

Milford Woman Arrested For Burglary

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On May 26, 2024, at approximately 2:25 pm, the Milford Police Department responded to a residence in the 900 block of North Walnut St for a possible burglary. Upon arrival, officers were advised that an unknown subject was seen entering into a detached garage on the property. Milford PD’s K9 Unit gave commands for the subject to exit the garage, …

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Summer programs available at Milford Parks and Recreation

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Milford Parks and Recreation has announced their popular summer programs which will return starting in June. The Summer Fun Club, soccer camps and pickleball are just a few of the programs planned this summer. “Our Summer Fun Club is extremely popular,” Brad Dennehy, Director of Parks and Recreation, said. “The program is held at Mispillion Elementary Monday through Friday, except …

June events planned for Delaware Hospice

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Two programs designed to help families deal with loss are planned through Delaware Hospice in June. The first, Walking Through Grief, is planned for June 3 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Dover Mall. Walking Through Grief allows those dealing with loss to join others while also enjoying healthy movement. Research shows that nurturing yourself both physically and socially …

Delaware state budget tops $1.5 billion

Economic development position discussed during budget hearings

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On Tuesday, May 28, Milford City Council began a three night series of budget hearings for the 2024-25 budget. On the first night, they discussed potential revenue, the volatility of real estate transfer tax, city administration, the clerk’s office and council expenses. Prior to the meeting, Nina Pletcher spoke during the public comment period about the potential decision to delay …

Council discusses restricting eminent domain in charter

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At a recent meeting, Milford City Council discussed restricting the use of eminent domain in its charter. The discussion was prompted by a statement made by Senator Dave Wilson prior to the meeting regarding legislation he plans to present at the state level. “This legislation was inspired by the recent event that transpired with the Annette Billings case and the …

Twist Indian Grill opens in Milford

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The first Indian themed restaurant will hold a grand opening on June 6. The Twist Indian Grill is located at 907 North Dupont Boulevard, Suite 105 in Milford. The restaurant is the vision of Maulin Patel, a third generation restaurateur. He partnered with his brother-in-law and sister, Priyank and Priyanka Patel who are from Salisbury, Maryland. “I always thought of …

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Milford Conversation returns in June

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The Milford Conversation, an informal gathering of those who want to see Milford grow and prosper, is resuming, effective Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 8:30 AM.  The meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Walnut Street in Milford. Although this meeting will be held on the second Thursday, future meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday morning of …

Packed house for Milford Memorial Day program

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The Gerald W. Thompson Center for Performing Arts at Milford High School was filled almost to capacity for the return of the Milford Memorial Day program. The event was not held last year but was brought back to life by several community members who knew its importance. Emcee for the event was retired Milford Police Captain Ed Huey. “I was …