Milford Employees Support Hurricane Relief

by Terry Rogers After the devastation in the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian unleashed winds above 200 miles per hour for several days, there was concern that the powerful storm would strike the southern East Coast of the United States. The storm was one that proved to be difficult to predict so preparations were made all […]

WONDER Works Provides Job Skills

by Terry Rogers The State of Delaware Division of Social Services recently launched the WONDER Works program in an effort to provide job training and intensive case management to Delawareans with limited job skills or work experience. The goal of the program is to help clients become self-sufficient. “WONDER stands for Work Opportunity Network to […]

Milford Projects Awarded DDD Grants

by Terry Rogers    Two downtown revitalization projects in Milford are among those chosen throughout the state to receive Delaware’s Downtown Development Districts (DDD) grants. The grant awards were announced in July 2019 and include Mispillion Street Partners LLC as well as Benvenuto, the new restaurant in progress owned by Poncho and Lisa Johnson. Mispillion […]

Council Revisits Business Licenses

by Terry Rogers On August 26, Milford City Council authorized City Planner Rob Pierce to develop an ordinance that would require business licenses in the City. This was based on a request from Chief of Police Kenneth Brown, whose officers have expressed challenges to contacting business owners when interaction is needed between the two entities.  […]

Students Benefit from DelDOT Project Search

by Terry Rogers  Students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities often struggle to find employment due to their disability. For the past two years, DelDOT has partnered with Project SEARCH in an effort to help those who have such disabilities gain the skills they need to find permanent employment. “It is targeted for students whose […]

Sen. Coons Holds Milford Town Hall

by Terry Rogers     On Wednesday, August 21, United States Senator Chris Coons held a town hall meeting at the Carlisle Fire Company. The meeting, emceed by Eric Williams of Mispillion River Brewing, was an open forum allowing those in attendance to ask the senator questions regarding issues, problems or concerns they had that […]

Crop Damage Creates Public Deer Harvest

A recent increase in severe deer damage to agricultural crops on two portions of Redden State Forest in Sussex County has created public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers. Through a partnership with DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is opening specific portions of Redden State Forest’s […]

City Implements Subdivision Sunset Provision

by Terry Rogers In 2007, the City of Milford approved a site plan for Simpson Crossing, a 231-unit development with 30,000 square feet of commercial space along with community center facilities. Unfortunately, the developer fell on hard times when the housing market fell in 2008 and the 186-acre parcel was listed for sale. In 2015, […]

DNREC Recognizes Veterans Conservation Corps

At an event at Holts Landing State Park in Dagsboro, the DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation recognized 13 members of the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) for their commitment to preserving Delaware’s natural resources over the past 11 months. Since October 2018, the men and women involved in the VCC completed nearly 13,000 hours of […]

Downtown Parking Study Completed

by Terry Rogers   As part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan update, the City contracted Whitman, Requardt & Associates to perform a downtown parking study, through a grant provided by the Dover Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the number and allocation of public parking spaces for downtown […]

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