New Milford school gets its name: Milford Middle School

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

After a few months of consideration with plenty of public input, the Milford School District Board of Education finalized a name Monday night for its new middle school.  The new Milford middle school, a key component of Milford School District’s strategic plan to accommodate rapid enrollment growth, will be called “Milford Middle School.” Opening in fall 2025, the building had …

Planning Commission Tuesday will tackle industrial park, Cedar Farms

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

A public hearing on both the Milford Corporate Center industrial park and Red Cedar Farms final major subdivision proposals will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday during the Planning Commission meeting at City Hall. The city of Milford wants a 182-acre plot at the northwest corner of Milford-Harrington Highway and Canterbury Road rezoned as “final major subdivision” from “industrial, commercial.” …

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DNREC details how wind farm cable will come ashore in park

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

State officials this week laid out the way they expect transmission lines from an offshore wind farm to be installed under the 3 Rs Beach in Delaware Seashore State Park. During an information open house at Bethany Town Hall Tuesday, DNREC representatives displayed posters around the room loaded with information. One said four cables will be bored 60 feet under …

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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 …

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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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Great Stuff: Walk in for a deal, walk out with new friends

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

TALLEYVILLE – The positive vibe inside Great Stuff Savvy Resale & Home store is palpable the moment you walk into this upscale thrift store. In addition to its attractively displayed designer clothing, accessories and house accents, there’s almost always a happy buzz of volunteers, staff and shoppers. Great Stuff’s impact is much wider. Its profits – $170,000 last year – …

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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 …

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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. …

Milford election

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 …