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Downtown Milford, Inc. Announces New Executive Director

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

Released by Downtown Milford Inc.     Janne Collins has been named the new Executive Director for Downtown Milford Inc. Downtown Milford is excited to announce Janne Collins as their new Executive Director.  Collins comes to DMI with years of experience in the non-profit sector.  Most recently, she has worked with the Music School of Delaware in Milford as the Front …

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Bluhm explains economic development process in Milford

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Sara Bluhm provided information about the economic development process in the city Sara Bluhm, the Economic Development and Community Engagement Administrator for the City of Milford recently spoke at the monthly Milford Conversation, held at the First Presbyterian Church. Bluhm explained how economic development worked in the city and provided insight into projects within the …

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Bayhealth employees face Feb. 28 vaccine deadline

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Bayhealth’s Sussex County campus   About one-tenth of Bayhealth Medical Center’s 4,100 employees have asked for an medical or religious exemption so they don’t have to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Most were for religious exemptions, and not many have been granted, based on federal guidelines about who qualifies, said Shana D. Ross, vice president of Human Resources, and Kevin Snyder, …

Surf and Turf to open with new menu

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Surf and Turf will reopen on February 1 with a new menu In August 2021, citing staffing difficulties. Steve Akoglu, owner of both Surf and Turf as well as The Palace, announced that the steak and seafood restaurant would be closing temporarily. Akoglu opened the restaurant at the former Bob Evans location, hoping to bring …

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M&T Bank building conditional use approved

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     A conditional use was approved for the former M&T Bank building Zack King, owner of EasySpeak, Penney Square and the former M&T Bank building, came before Milford City Council on Monday, January 24 to request a conditional use for the bank building. King and his wife, Marissa, recently purchased the property and were requesting the …

National fast-food location planned for former Wendy’s location

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Two nationally recognized fast food restaurants may be coming to Milford Although not ready to release the name of the fast-food company he is in talks with, Arthur Helmick of Helmick Milford received approval for a conditional use allowing for two fast food restaurants on the site of the former Wendy’s location in Milford. Helmick …

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Legacy Coffee opens in Milford

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Legacy Coffee is now open in the UNITED Church location on North Dupont Highway UNITED Church has a goal to become a place where people can gather, a space where people feel like family when they walk in the door. According to Pastor Kenneth Wagner, the church wants to be a place where anyone feels …

USPS delays blamed on high volume, weather and COVID

Terry Rogers Business, Milford Headline Story

by Terry Rogers Weather, COVID-19 and a high volume of mailpieces are causing mail delivery delays in Milford. Several residents in the Milford area continue to report mail delays, some claiming they had not received mail for more than a week. “I’ve had one delivery since January 1,” David Verkade said on social media. “In that timeframe, informed delivery said …

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Feebs Distilling Opens in Milford

Terry Rogers Business

by Terry Rogers     Eric Fibelkorn began distilling his own liquor over nine years ago after being unable to find bourbon or whiskey that did not give him heartburn. After researching the distilling process, he decided he could make his own rather than spend money on liquor that did not agree with him. “I was spending $200 and $300 …

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Former M&T Bank under new ownership

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers   Marissa and Zack King, owners of EasySpeak and Penney Square, announced the purchase of the former M&T Bank building On December 16, Marissa and Zack King, owners of EasySpeak and Penney Square, announced that they recently purchased the former M&T Bank building in downtown Milford. The bank, which M&T closed in 2015, has remained vacant since …