Here’s how Delaware slices its school funding pie

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

One might find it hard to believe that laundry, driver’s ed and athletic travel and equipment are considered “instructional costs” in Delaware public schools, but they are.  Instruction is one of nine categories of funding for the First State’s public schools.  It makes up 55.28% of the spending for the 23-24 school year, totaling $1,584,970,346, according to the Delaware State …

Milford Council homeless Julie Morris

Mayor: No vote on homeless village, but it won’t be downtown

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

A decision has not been made on whether to allow a homeless village and will not be made  until there is a solid operational plan that does not include taxpayer dollars, Milford’s mayor said this week. Operating money, and creating a task force to look at the issue, was one of several comments about a proposed village of tiny houses …

Legislature to be briefed on new school funding report

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Delaware’s legislators will get their first official look next week at a recently released funding report that suggests changes to how the state funds its schools and says it should pump $500 million to $1 billion more into education. Many of the legislators attended the December announcement of the report by the American Institutes for Research. On Thursday, March 7, …

Stewart Fisher named Director of Golf at SDGC

Terry RogersAbove the fold, Headlines, Milford Headline Story, Sports

By DAVE McCALLUM Stewart Fisher developed his love of golf as a college student at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and he’s looking forward to bringing that love to the Milford golfing community as the first director of golf at the new Southern Delaware Golf Club (SDGC), The SDGC, formerly known as Shawnee Acres and Rookery North, is tentatively …

eminent domain city of milford Annette Billings

Milford City Council drops Billings’ eminent domain case

Katie KazimirAbove the fold, Government, Headlines

The Milford City Council Wednesday night ended its attempt to take property from Annette Billings to use for a park and voted to end the eminent domain process. Councilwoman Katrina Wilson made the motion to abolish the city’s right to take private land for public use during a special session Wednesday evening.  The crowded City Hall chamber erupted into applause …

The Department of Education, Redding Consortium and Wilmington Learning Collaborative had their yearly state budget requests Wednesday.

Education groups costing ⅓ of state budget face JFC

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Education – what one legislator called the most important investment by the state – consumed Wednesday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing for a category that makes up about one-third of the state’s $6 billion budget.  Appearing in the morning before the committee that decided how and where the state’s budget will be spent was The Redding Consortium and the Wilmington Learning …

Milford moves homeless workshop to Feb. 26; vote will be March 11.

Milford moves homeless workshop to Feb. 28; vote March 11

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The Milford City Council workshop on a tiny house village for the homeless has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 28 from Wednesday, Feb. 14. The change in date is due to Wednesday being Valentine’s Day and also the birthday of the wife of Mayor Archie Campbell. The vote will follow at the council’s next regular meeting, March 11. The …

bike

Milford moves to condemn widow’s property for bike path

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  This report has been updated. The Milford City Council has voted to condemn eight acres of a widow’s property and pay her $20,000 for it, so the city can access the adjoining acres that it paid her brother more than $500,000 for. Milford wants the property to install bike and pedestrian paths that would help connect the town to …

City of Milford invites Public to Marshall Street Bike Path Striping Project Open House

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The City of Milford will host a Marshall Street Bike Path Striping Project Open House on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Public Works Facility, 180 Vickers Drive, Milford, DE. Representatives from the City will be available during the two-hour period to answer questions regarding the project. The purpose of the project is to …

Jammin’ January kicks off in downtown Milford

Terry RogersBusiness, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

With the holiday season behind us, Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) hopes to keep the excitement going downtown with a brand new event, Jammin’ January. For the month of January, downtown merchants will offer specials, whether it be fun entertainment, crafts or specialty items. “It seemed like this holiday season was extra special downtown,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of DMI said. …