USPS delays blamed on high volume, weather and COVID

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by Terry Rogers Weather, COVID-19 and a high volume of mailpieces are causing mail delivery delays in Milford. Several residents in the Milford area continue to report mail delays, some claiming they had not received mail for more than a week. “I’ve had one delivery since January 1,” David Verkade said on social media. “In that timeframe, informed delivery said …

Bayhealth moves to crisis standards of care

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As a regional healthcare leader, Bayhealth is taking steps to meet the most urgent hospital needs in the local community. In order to sustain life-saving work, Bayhealth and their colleagues across the state are operating with Crisis Standards of Care protocol, which will help the institution deliver the highest level of care possible – “especially when demand far surpasses available …

Brownstein asks school board to speak out on handling protests

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“We already have a department that is responsible for safeguarding our community, and that department is local law enforcement,” says Milford School Board member Adam Brownstein. (MilfordLive) Milford School Board member Dr. Adam Brownstein calls a proposal to use federal forces to handle mask and vaccine protests “beyond troubling” and wants the board to make its voice heard in the …

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Carlisle Fire Department uses Bayhealth house for training

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The Carlisle Fire Department trains on a house on Cedar Creek Road. (Jonathan Budler) Carlisle Fire Company members trained over the weekend at a house on Cedar Creek Road, donated by Bayhealth. “We are training like our lives depend on this, because they actually do,” says Fire Chief Ryan Knowles, noting that the training helps prevent mistakes that cause injury …

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MSD first days of school successful

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Milford School District students leave school after their first week On Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8, Milford School District students returned to in-person classroom learning for the first time since March 2020. The district says that only a small number of students are still learning remotely. “We had a great first day in all of our schools,” Dr. …

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Dover woman supports others diagnosed with breast cancer

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Purnima Dixit now helps other women who received the same devastating breast cancer diagnosis she did   Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 soon after moving to Dover from New York, Purnima Dixit contacted Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition soon after her treatment was determined to see what services they had available. Since that time, Dixit has worked with the Peer …

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Milford High School holds Senior Awards Ceremony

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MHS staff prepares for the Annual Senior Awards Ceremony On June 9, Milford High School celebrated outstanding seniors in an award ceremony. The ceremony was held in Brigg’s Stadium and also live streamed for those who wished to see members of the Class of 2021 receive awards. Students named to the Academic Hall of Fame included Allison Benton, Kayla Clausen, …

Council reviews final version of budget during workshop

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City Council reviewed a final version of the FY2021-22 budget which includes a tax increase. A workshop was held for Milford City Council in order to review the final version of the FY2021-22 budget. The final version discussed on June 7 will be presented for vote on June 14 at the regular council meeting. It includes a tax increase of …

Milford Community Pantry provides more than food for those in need

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Milford Community Pantry offers more than just food to those in need. Diapers are also available. The Milford Community Food Pantry, housed in the Avenue United Methodist Church, offers more than just food to those who have fallen on hard times. According to Tita Lewis, a volunteer at the pantry, the project began more than 30 years ago. “We started …

City of Milford enters agreement for possible purchase of land for industrial/business park

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Aerial view of Fry Farm purchased by the City of Milford as an industrial park The City of Milford City Council recently authorized City Manager Mark Whitfield to negotiate the possible purchase of the 182-acre R&C Fry Farms LP on the corner of Rt. 14 and Rt. 15 (Canterbury Road) in the northwest section of the city for the purpose …