First finding of West Nile virus

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware’s Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, has announced the first detection this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in wild birds, indicating the recurrence of this mosquito-borne disease in Delaware. WNV was detected in the first wild bird […]

Milford Launches Sidewalk Repair Program

by Terry Rogers  In an effort to create a more walkable community, the City of Milford is launching a Sidewalk Repair Program designed to make sidewalks throughout the City safer and more appealing. The Public Works Department recently completed the first of four phases of sidewalk inspections, starting with streets serving public schools as well […]

Hunters harvested 571 turkeys in 2018

Delaware’s month-long spring turkey season, which ended May 12, yielded 571 birds, 12.4 percent lower than last year’s harvest of 652 birds, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Tough weather-related hunting conditions during the first and last week of the season appear to have contributed to the lower harvest this year. Delaware allows […]

DE Forests get annual physicals

John Petersen, Delaware Forest Service In late-June, Delaware’s forests get an annual “physical” or “check-up” – just after spring’s “leaf-out” blankets the state in a wave of green color. Just as people should visit the doctor to be screened for potential diseases, trees are examined with a variety of tools to hopefully spot minor issues […]

Notice of special second ward election

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SECOND WARD ELECTION Please cast your vote on Thursday, August 23, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm THE POLLING PLACE FOR ELIGIBLE CITY OF MILFORD VOTERS IS: MILFORD CITY HALL – 201 SOUTH WALNUT STREET An Election will be held for the following seat: Office of Council-Second Ward-Remaining […]

Milford Legislators Discuss FY’19 Budget

by Terry Rogers     On June 26, the Delaware General Assembly passed a balanced budget, several days ahead of their June 30 deadline. The $4.27 billion operating budget includes pay increases and extended maternity leave time for state employees, restores Grant-in-Aid funding that was eliminated after last year’s budget shortfall and an increase in […]

Milford Police Department to Hire 5 New Officers

by Terry Rogers On Monday, June 25, Milford City Council approved a request from Chief Kenneth Brown to hire five new police officers for Milford Police Department. Funding for the new officers will be paid from the city’s water reserves. The estimated total for all three years is $1,275,000.   “The Police Commission requested that staff […]

Dave Wilson Recognized for Service

As State Rep. Dave Wilson concludes his last legislative session in the Delaware House of Representatives, he was recently honored for his service in the chamber. After five consecutive terms, he is departing to seek an open seat in the Senate. Dave Wilson began representing the 35th District in 2008. A breeder of Haflinger horses, […]

State Rep. Outten Receives Send-off

As he prepares to end his legislative tenure in November, State Rep. Bobby Outten, R-Harrington, was recently honored by the House of Representatives. First elected in 2004, Bobby Outten replaced the late State Rep. George Robert “Bobby” Quillen, who served the 30th District for nearly three decades. As a legislator, Bobby Outten has been a […]

Retiring State Rep. Kenton Honored

After announcing earlier this year that this will be his last term in office, State Rep. Harvey Kenton, R-Milford, was recently lauded by his colleagues in the House of Representatives. “Each day when I get out of my vehicle, and I walk up the steps [of Legislative Hall], and I look up at the cupola, […]

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