Segregation in Milford focus of April 6 documentary premiere

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

It’s been 70 years since the 1954 failed desegregation attempt at Milford High School. It would be eight years later, 1962, when desegregation efforts finally saw success. On Saturday, April 6, a film about that endeavor, “In Due Course: Integrating Milford High School,” will premiere at 1 p.m. at the Milford Public Library, hosted by the Milford Museum Series. A …


Cows ecstatic: Chik-Fil-A to expand its drive thru

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

The MIlford Chik-Fil-A got the OK this week to alter the drive-through customers use, which will result in a loss of seven parking spaces in the Milford Plaza shopping center. Those spaces would be eliminated on the southwest side of the property, Senior Design Engineer Justin Witters of Bowler Engineering said in this week’s Board of Adjustments meeting. Right now, …

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Need a charge? Milford shows off its 2 EV stations downtown

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Twice delayed because of rain,  a ribbon cutting for two new electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Milford finally took place Friday. Sunny skies and a comfortable temperature hinting at the upcoming segue to spring made for a pleasant ceremony at the NE Front Street parking lot. A couple dozen people, including city officials, staff and local media, gathered around …

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City to get $63,000 rebate on energy efficiency contract

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Money was a frequent topic at this week’s Milford City Council meeting. The council heard that the city will get a $60,000-plus return on a three-year contract it paid Efficiency Smart, and that the city’s customer service department brought in $51 million during the last fiscal year. Power news The council voted to renew the city’s contract with  Efficiency Smart …


Federal grant will put more behavioral health officers on road

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Milford police will move closer to having a Behavioral Health Unit staff on the job after receiving a $363,000 federal grant.  Behavior Health officers ride along with police officers and are trained to handle mental health issues. “That’s the thing that leaves me up at night, making sure that we can cover seven days a week. Maybe not 24 hours. …

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Milford mayor, city council races all have 2 candidates

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Every incumbent in Milford’s April 27 city elections will face opposition. Mayor Arthur J. Campbell’s city seat is being contested by Todd Culotta, now a council member representing Ward 2. Campbell beat Culotta six years ago, the only time Campbell has faced competition for the position.  Mike J. Boyle of ward 1 will run against by Diamanto Kalesis, owner of …

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Milford will continue with park at center of eminent domain case

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Milford plans to refine its comprehensive plan and continue to build the park at the center of this month’s controversial eminent domain case, the city manager said Friday.  Mark Whitfield said he’s neither shocked nor surprised by the decision this week to terminate the eminent domain action on Annette Billings’ land.  “I’m here to facilitate what they ask me to …

City Council to meet tonight to discuss legal issues

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Milford City Council will hold a special  meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall Council Chambers, partly to deal with legal issues. Attendees are welcome to participate virtually or in-person, and there will be a 15- minute time slot for public commentary at the meeting’s start. The council and their lawyer David Rutt will discuss “pending or potential” litigation. …

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City to court: Don’t postpone March 1 eminent domain hearing

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The city of Milford is opposing a move by Annette Billings to postpone a March 1 hearing on the eminent domain case that would take 8 acres of her property for a park and bike trail. The city argues in a document filed Monday, Feb. 19, that Billings has launched a “campaign to besmirch and disparage the city of Milford, …


Billboard mocks Milford mayor, council as wanted for theft

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

“WANTED – MILFORD CITY COUNCIL – ATTEMPTED THEFT” says a billboard featuring photos of Milford’s mayor and seven council members that went up Friday on Del. 113 at the south end of town. It’s the most recent reaction to the council condemning eight acres belonging to Annette Billings and then using eminent domain to take her property for $20,000.  That’s …