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MSD Science Fair Planned, Jan 17

by Terry Rogers   Milford School District will hold their annual Science Night on Friday, January 17 from 4 to 6 PM in the Milford Central Academy gymnasium. The public is welcome to attend the event and see the various projects created by district students. An award ceremony will be held at 6:30 PM. Last […]

Library Kicks the Winter Blues

by Terry Rogers The cold, dreary days of January can lead to boredom, especially after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It is often too cold to go outside and enjoy nature. In addition, there are not as many activities available to keep children busy which can lead to cabin fever. The Milford […]

Milford NAPA Store Under New Ownership

by Terry Rogers On December 2, after 57 years of ownership by the Wright family, Milford NAPA Auto Parts Store came under new ownership. Tim Millman purchased the business as an addition to his auto repair shop. “Since I already owned an auto repair shop, this seemed like a good addition,” Millman said. “With an […]

AAA Presents Scholarships

by Terry Rogers   On Tuesday, January 7, AAA presented a $1,000 scholarship check to Zoe Layton, a student at Lulu M. Ross Elementary School and member of the Safety Patrol. Layton won the scholarship for an essay she submitted describing what it would be like to be a Safety Patrol member 100 years from […]

Council Discusses Utility Rates

by Terry Rogers       On Monday, January 13, Milford City Council discussed water, wastewater and solid waste rates for the next five years. The rates were recommended by Dawn Lund of Utility Financial Solutions at a meeting on December 9, 2019. The rates for 2020 will take effect March 1st to allow enough […]

CCGM Looks Ahead to 2020

by Terry Rogers  In 2019, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford signed up 56 new members and started 2020 by signing up a new member the day they returned from the holiday break. Jo Schmeiser, Executive Director for CCGM, believes this trend will continue as they have already gotten several more members since the […]

Acting City Manager Looks to 2020

by Terry Rogers     Acting City Manager Mark Whitfield sees a bright future for Milford in 2020 and beyond with a commitment of over $21 million in private investment in the City currently under construction or expected to break ground this year. The private investment leveraged over $2.4 million in state rebates and $230,000 […]

Police Chief Sees Continued Decrease in Crime

by Terry Rogers     Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown stated that crime statistics for 2019 were consistent with 2018and that there was nothing that stood out when he reviewed the reports for the past five years. He did see a noted uptick in “shots fired” incidents, which were up 50 percent in 2019, but […]

DMI Director: Milford Set Up for Success

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by Terry Rogers Trish Gerken, who took over as the director of Downtown Milford, Inc., in 2019, believes that Milford offers great opportunities for businesses to open or expand. She points to a growing population, the new Bayhealth Sussex Campus, Nemours and the Nationwide Wellness Village as evidence that Milford is a place where people […]

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

 by Terry Rogers   The Christmas decorations are put away and New Year’s Eve is a thing of the past. On January 1st, you probably made resolutions to change things for 2018. However, making a new year’s resolution is the easy part. Sticking to that resolution for the rest of the year is much more […]

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