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State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Most libraries have take-home testing kits that anyone can get, starting today. You do not need a library card to get one.   The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven …

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Fleming pitches shutout as Canal LL wins majors state championship

Betsy Price Headlines, Sports

Canal Little League Majors Division State Champs Brody Fleming threw a gem on the mound Saturday for Canal LL defeating Camden Wyoming by a score of 4-0. The pitcher went six innings, allowing zero runs on seven hits, striking out seven and didn’t walk a single batter. Brody didn’t do it alone though the defense behind him was stellar as …

MSD holds special public comment meeting

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

On Monday, August 2, Milford School District Board of Education held a meeting with only nine items on the agenda. After a short recess into executive session, the board returned to approve the minutes from the July 19 meeting and then took public comment. All public comment was related to the recent CDC recommendation that students and staff continue to …

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Support First Responders Night planned at Fur Baby

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Carlisle Fire Company will have Ladder 42 on display at the Support First Responder Touch a Truck event Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on events in Bicentennial Park, the annual Milford Night Out event could not be scheduled for this year. In an effort to continue support first responders, Fur Baby Pet Resort is sponsoring a …

City of Milford staffing shortage impacting resident services

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The City of Milford is facing the same hiring challenges to fill vacancies as many other municipalities and businesses are presently facing.  The City is hiring in several departments, including Electric, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Customer Service, IT, Police and Solid Waste. Due to staff vacancies, and the use of temporary labor, residents may see a delay in service. …

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Milford businesses deal with staffing shortages

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Businesses in all industries are struggling to find employees for vacant positions Over the past few months, businesses of all types have reported staffing shortages and, although the restaurant industry seems to be the hardest hit, all industries are seeing a shortage of applicants for vacant positions. Even the City of Milford recently warned of delays in service due to …

DPH return to school guidance presented to school board

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Milford School District Board of Education received information at their most recent meeting regarding recommendations for districts, charter and private schools for the 2021-22 school year based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Delaware Department of Public Health (DPH). According to Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent, the district is moving forward with the presented protocols …

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Guard offering free medical, dental, eye exams in Dover through Sunday

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

The National Guard’s Innovative Readiness Training programwill offer medical, dental, optometric and mental health exams for free in Dover.   Nearly 250 National Guard service members from several states have been deployed to Dover on a training mission that will simultaneously provide no-cost medical services to residents who are uninsured, underinsured or simply in need of care.  Pop-up clinics focusing …

Zack Williams cancels Fair show; fireworks moved to Friday night

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Zack Williams was forced to cancel his Delaware Fair show set for Saturday.     Saturday’s musical act at the Delaware State Fair was abruptly canceled after Tennessee-based artist Zach Williams announced he contracted COVID-19.  Williams’ set was to be followed by a fireworks display, which have been rescheduled to Friday, July 3 immediately after “An Evening with 38 Special,” …