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Commission Approves Preliminary Comprehensive Plan

By Terry Rogers On Tuesday, May 15, the Milford Planning Commission approved the preliminary comprehensive plan for the City after hearing special requests from two businesses regarding zoning and language in the plan. The Commission voted to send the plan to the next step, a PLUS Review, with some minor adjustments after hearing presentations by […]

Abbott’s Grill to Host Poetry Reading Event

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 AM, Abbott’s Grill in Milford will sponsor a Watermark Poetry Reading, an event showcasing a sampling of poems from “Watermark,” a book of poetry written by Milford’s Elisabeth Stoner that includes photography from April Allyson Abel. Proceeds from sales of Ms. Stoner’s book benefit the Marine Education, Research […]

MHS Students Travel to Spain

By Terry Rogers Over their April Spring Break, members of the Milford High School International Club travelled to Spain as part of a school-sponsored program to expose them to other cultures. The students spent three nights in Madrid, one day and night each in Granada and Seville as well as three nights in Torremolinos. The […]

Route 113 Open After Railroad Repairs

By Terry Rogers When DelDOT announced several months ago that Route 113 would be closed for several weeks in May in order to repair the railroad tracks just south of Route 14, they told the City that their anticipated completion date was May 19. At a workshop presented to Milford City Council in April, DelDOT […]

Milford Community Mourns Wiley

By Terry Rogers On Monday, May 15, Jennifer Wiley, a local real estate agent and young mother, passed away after a horseback riding incident. She left behind a young daughter and a community stricken by grief at the sudden loss. In an effort to support the Wiley family, who have been well-known in the Milford […]

DDC Plans Belle and Friends Tea Party

By Terry Rogers On Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 4 PM, Delaware Dance Company will hold a “Belle and Friends Tea Party” at the Causey Mansion. The event is a garden party that will showcase the dance company’s latest ballet production costumes from the “Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast,” “Under the Sea,” […]

Milford Residents Participate in Civil War Play

By Terry Rogers Retired Milford teacher and past Councilperson Tommye Staley helped Dover kick off their 300th Birthday this year as she directed Civil War:  The Musical, written by Gregory Boyd and Frank Wildhorn. The play centers on the War Between the States with musical numbers that provide the viewpoint of the Union, Confederacy and slaves during […]

NAACP Holds Banquet to Honor Citizens

By Terry Rogers On Saturday, May 6, the Milford-Slaughter Neck NAACP honored several local citizens at their annual Freedom Banquet at the Milford Senior Center. Four individuals were recognized for service to their community and five Community Church Awards were given due to their support of the NAACP. Laura Becton was awarded the Community Achievement […]

City of Milford Lowers Electric Rates

By Terry Rogers On Monday, May 8, Milford City Council voted unanimously to accept a recommendation by Utility Financial Services (UFS) to lower electric rates by three percent starting this year. The recommendation came after the City hired UFS to review their rates to determine if they were adequate to cover costs and fair to […]

Evans Wins Milford School Board Election

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Milford voters went to the polls to choose two board members for the Milford School District Board of Education. Mr. Barry Fry, who holds an At Large seat, and Mr. Eugene Rust, who holds a seat representing Area D, both stepped down from their positions on the board this year. […]

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