City Manager Looks at Upcoming Year

by Terry Rogers  Eric Norenberg began his second year as the City of Milford City Manager in November and says that he sees Milford as a great location in Delaware for businesses and residents. He points to the growing economy, with businesses like the new Bayhealth Sussex Campus, Nemours, the purchase of the old hospital […]

Houston farmers receive Environmental Award

Poultry farmers Randy and Jordan McCloskey were recognized during Delaware Ag Week for their efforts to improve water quality and reduce nutrient runoff with the 2017 Delaware Environmental Stewardship Award. The McCloskey’s farm is located in Houston, where they grow broilers for Allen Harim Foods. On top of the four poultry houses, with a capacity […]

Local Legislators Discuss Upcoming Year

By Terry Rogers With legislators returning to the Legislative Hall on January 9, local leaders say that there will be several controversial topics facing them as the subject of marijuana legalization comes to the floor and the state possibly facing another deficit. Senator Gary Simpson along with Representatives Harvey Kenton and Charles Postles say that […]

Milford Digs Out after Grayson

by Terry Rogers Around 7 PM on Wednesday, January 4, light snow began to fall in Milford and the surrounding areas. Even before the first snowflake fell, schools announced that they would be closed on Thursday, January 5 and many events were cancelled. The reason for the cancellations was the predictions of a major winter […]

OAW Encourages Pets Stay Indoors

While the snow has moved out of our area, bitter cold wind chills ranging from zero degrees to 15 below are expected for the weekend. The Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) has been receiving and responding to an increasing number of calls during the recent cold weather. OAW takes each […]

Gov. Carney Declares State of Emergency

Governor Carney Announces State of Emergency for Sussex County and Level 2 Driving Restriction Countywide Driving restriction begins at 2 p.m.; only essential personnel to operate vehicles   With roadway conditions continuing to deteriorate, Governor Carney on Thursday issued a State of Emergency for Sussex County and Level 2 Driving Restriction. The State of Emergency for Sussex County […]

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

DNREC encourages Delawareans to give their recycling spirit a boost after the holiday season by delivering their Christmas trees to one of many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state. Christmas trees will be accepted free of charge for recycling from Delaware residents at the facilities listed below. The Department also offers the reminder […]

Council To Changes Public Comment Rules

By Terry Rogers On Monday, December 11, Milford City Council voted to change rules related to public comments at meetings. The change is designed to allow more public input into Council decisions. “We have put together options for expanding public comments and a revised set of rules and procedures of how we operate council meetings,” […]

Council Discusses Rental Inspection Program

By Terry Rogers On Monday, December 11, Milford City Planner Rob Pierce presented a proposal to hire an outside inspection agency to implement a rental inspection program that was discussed at a Public Hearing on November 13. The proposal would have hired First State Inspection to perform rental inspections that are part of the City […]

Council Approves Trash Truck, Smart Meters

By Terry Rogers On Monday, December 11, Milford City Council approved the purchase of an automated trash truck. Public Works Director, Mark Whitfield, explained to Council that, although the truck is more expensive to purchase than a traditional rear-loading truck, it will save in salary costs over the years. “Over the past six months, we […]

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