Milford School District approves voluntary COVID rapid testing option

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

Milford School District voted Monday, September 20 to approve the use of COVID rapid testing for students and staff. The testing is free, and parents would be required to give consent for their child to be tested. Children whose parents signed them up for the program would be tested weekly or bi-weekly in an effort to identify asymptomatic students. “Should …

City of Milford Announces Community Grant Program

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Headlines

The City of Milford is offering grants to non-profits as part of their ARPA funding The City of Milford Council recently approved the use of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funding for a Community Grant Program. The City of Milford is receiving $6.33 million in ARPA funding in two installments – one was received in June 2021 and …

MSD welcomes students on Meet and Greet Day

Terry Rogers Education

Benjamin Banneker, Lulu M. Ross and Mispillion Elementary Schools offered students the opportunity to meet their teacher and see their classroom on Thursday, September 2. Milford Central Academy held an open house and tech tutorials while Milford High School held a schedule release on September 2. This is the first time in over a year that all students are being …

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Ladybug Festival cancelled for second consecutive year

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

DMI’s Ladybug Festival has been cancelled for the second consecutive year. Downtown Milford Inc. and Gable Music Ventures announced this week that they are cancelling the Ladybug Festival scheduled for October 2, 2021, in Milford. This is the second year the event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. “With this event being open and free to attend, it’s not …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – August 24, 2021

Sonja Frey Milford-live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Stories Include: Headlines Parents speak out about mask mandates at MSD school board meeting Culture Milford woman creates foundation for the homeless Food Bank of …

Parents speak out about mask mandates at MSD school board meeting

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

Milford School District’s regular monthly Board of Education meeting had many parents speaking out against Govern John Carney’s mandate that masks be worn inside school buildings whenever children were present. The mandate includes students and staff when school is in session and in meetings where children are present. School Board President Jason Miller began the meeting by announcing that many …

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 …

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 …

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,” …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – July 27, 2021

Sonja Frey Milford-live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Stories Include: Headlines State Fair opened Thursday with honor-system COVID masking Culture Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth …