Homelessness in Milford discussion continues

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council continued its discussion regarding homelessness in Milford at a recent workshop. City Manager Mark Whitfield explained that there were four issues related to homelessness in the city, including the lack of affordable housing, Tent City, homeless gathering in downtown parks and panhandling on Route 113. “We can probably easily address the panhandling situation,” Whitfield said. “I provided …

Understanding the Upcoming City of Milford Power Cost Adjustment

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The City of Milford, a community electric utility powered by the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), will be increasing the current Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) by $0.00804 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for a total of $0.012 beginning in October.  Customers will see this increase on their November City of Milford utility bills. This power cost increase is primarily due to regulations …

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Bid awarded for recreational upgrades in downtown parks

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Milford City Council voted unanimously to approve Gateway Construction as the contractor to install recreational upgrades in downtown parks. The upgrades will include a playground and six additional pickleball courts in Memorial Park. This is phase one of the upgrades planned for Memorial Park which will also include a picnic pavilion, additional walkways and a rain garden. “These are the …

USPS Ready To Deliver the Holidays for the Nation 

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The United States Postal Service announced critical investments in personnel, technology and the postal network footprint that have been made in advance of the 2022 holiday season. Preparations for the 2022 holiday season began in January and build on the investments and organizational strategy improvements made ahead of the successful 2021 holiday mailing and shipping season. These proactive measures are …

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DelDOT projects discussed by council

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story, Traffic

Milford City Council discussed several upcoming DelDOT projects, including a request to the state agency to re-investigate the possibility of a bypass connecting Route 113 and Route 1 in order to alleviate traffic. Other projects included the Northeast Front Street TAP project, changes to the Route 113 and 14 intersections as well as an update on the Mispillion drawbridge. “The …

Strategic Plan process begins for City of Milford

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University of Delaware Fellow Melody Barger presented Milford City Council with details on the upcoming process for the strategic plan update. The last strategic plan was adopted by the city in 2017 and, since the city had reached the five-year mark from that plan, it was time to update plans for the city for the next five years. “So this …

Delay in implementation of MPD Take Home Vehicle program

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In an effort to promote recruitment for the Milford Police Department, Milford City Council approved a program that would allow police officers to take home vehicles. This required the city to purchase a much larger fleet of vehicles. Before the retirement of Chief Kenneth Brown, he indicated that there would be a delay in the delivery of the vehicles purchased …

Trick or Treat night scheduled for Milford

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On Monday, September 12, Milford City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution to designate Monday, October 31 as Trick or Treat Night in Milford. Children may trick or treat from 6 PM until 8 PM throughout the city. Trick or Treat is designed to be a fun festivity associated with Halloween, with children going door-to-door in costume to gather …

What to know before Tuesday’s primary election

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Just one statewide incumbent and eight sitting members of the Delaware General Assembly will have a primary opponent when the polls open Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness will face off against attorney and accountant Lydia York.  Eight incumbent members of the General Assembly have primary opponents, including Sen. …

Delaware Primary Election

Who’s running, updated: Delaware’s Sept. 13 primary

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With Delaware’s primary election just days away and early voting underway, time is running out to answer any questions you might still have. If you’re unsure who’s running in your district — or even what district you’re in — you’ve come to the right place. To find your polling location, click here. Scroll down for a list of candidates by …