Affordable housing focus of recent CCGM luncheon

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It is difficult to develop a strong workforce without housing to support those who are employed at local businesses. Currently, Milford, like many cities in the United States, is dealing with an affordable housing crisis which is making it difficult for some employers to fill positions. The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford will focus this year on methods to …

Jersey Mike’s to open Milford location

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Jersey Mike’s, famous for their authentic Northeast-style sub sandwiches, has officially announced they will open a restaurant in the Milford Square Shopping Center at 641 North Dupont Boulevard, in the former Kent Pharmacy location. The franchise is owned by Anthony Tignola and Andrew Heymann. Anthony’s wife, Jess, and Andrew’s wife, Amanda, will also be involved in the operation of the …

Board discusses additional cost estimates for Middle School project

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At a recent meeting, the Milford School District Board of Education discussed schematic designs and drawings for the Milfrod Middle School project as well as a cost estimate that was $14,400,00 over funds approved by the state for the project. Superintendent Dr. Kevin Dickerson explained that the cost overruns were due to building cost escalations as well as outdated formulas …

The state teachers union is calling for Public Education Compensation Committee meetings to be moved to later in the day in order to allow more teachers to attend. (Freepik)

Study finds disproportionate number of white students in speech programs at MSD

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Dr. Laura Manges, Director of Student Services, informed the Milford School District Board of Education that a study conducted by the federal government found that the district had a disproportionate number of white students receiving speech and language services. The study used relative risk ratio methodology provided by the federal government based on the December 1 student count. “On September …

Milford Library plans several activities as February begins

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Milford Public Library will offer a wide range of programs for the first week of February. The programs range from technology classes to fun events designed to tap into your creative side. “We would love to have you make someone smile,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Coordinator for the library, said. “Send a greeting card made especially for them by you! You …

Milford Conversation to focus on Food Bank

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Milford Conversation, an informal group meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Milford, will present information on the Food Bank of Delaware at their next meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2 at 8:30 AM. The group tries to limit their meetings to one hour. “Chad Robinson will be presenting information on what the Food Bank of Delaware …

PACE Your LIFE continues to grow

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Opening in Milford Wellness Village during the summer of 2022, PACE Your LIFE offers all-inclusive care for the elderly and, since they opened their doors, the program has continued to grow. “The number of people attending our day center is growing each month,” Lisa Bond, Program Director, said. “In February, we look forward to celebrating Black History Month with a …

Historic home to get facelift

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At a recent meeting, Milford City Council approved a request from Collins Bowers Investments LLC to add an accessory dwelling unit on property located at 304 Lakeview Avenue. The company was requesting turning an existing garage into a single story apartment. Tanner Bowers, who is renovating the historic home on the property, plans to live in the apartment while he …

SSP Announces Auditions for The Odd Couple

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Second Street Players will hold auditions for its upcoming spring comedy: Neil Simon’s classic, The Odd Couple. Director Marge Ventura has announced open auditions for Second Street Players’ 2023 production of The Odd Couple. Auditions will be held on Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 6:30 PM at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S Walnut Street, Milford, DE. …

Masten Circle warehouse project approved

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City Council approved a request to construct a flex-style storage and office building on East Masten Circle. The request also included a request to waive a requirement for bicycle parking in the warehouse development. The property was previously owned by Atlantic Storage. “This is a 2.39 acre property on the east side of Masten Circle which is limited industrial,” Eric …