City of Milford staffing shortage impacting resident services

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The City of Milford is facing the same hiring challenges to fill vacancies as many other municipalities and businesses are presently facing.  The City is hiring in several departments, including Electric, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Customer Service, IT, Police and Solid Waste. Due to staff vacancies, and the use of temporary labor, residents may see a delay in service. …

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Milford businesses deal with staffing shortages

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Businesses in all industries are struggling to find employees for vacant positions Over the past few months, businesses of all types have reported staffing shortages and, although the restaurant industry seems to be the hardest hit, all industries are seeing a shortage of applicants for vacant positions. Even the City of Milford recently warned of delays in service due 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 …

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Walmart bag policy changes

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Customers in Walmart may soon have to ask for plastic bags due to changes in the single-use plastic bag ban voted into legislation in July. Recently, social media posts announced that the Milford and Camden Walmart stores no longer offered bags to their customers at checkout. This change seemed to occur overnight as both stores had been providing the thicker, …

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Back to School Post-Pandemic: Let’s Talk Mental Health!

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

After navigating an unusual school year, children who will be returning to a full-time, in-person school setting may face some emotional and mental challenges. For parents, helping children navigate these feelings is important to their overall wellbeing and success in the classroom. Bayhealth Pediatrician Colleen Allorto, DO, offers tips for helping children adapt seamlessly and addressing the nervousness and stress …

MPD to hire full-time Behavioral Health Specialist

Betsy Price Headlines

Milford City Council voted to approve the hiring of a full-time Behavioral Health Specialist for the Milford Police Department. The full-time position was a request from Chief Kenneth Brown who has been using a part-time specialist to assist the department for the past year. “We need to expand this from a part-time person to a full-time person,” Chief Brown said. …

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Council approves annexation and zoning change request

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

Lands of Walter and Sharon Feindt were annexed into the City of Milford and zoning changed to C1 Milford City Council approved a request from Walter and Sharon Feindt to annex vacant property on South Rehoboth Boulevard and to change the zoning from AR1 to C1 residential. The property is currently under contract for purchase by the developers who are …

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Milford woman helps Funland staffing shortage by returning to teen job

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Veronica Evans and her son, Will, begin work at Funland     With many area businesses struggling to find staff this summer, Funland has been no exception, posting often on social media that they were hiring. Several alumni staff commented that they would love to return there to work, so Funland called their bluff, according to Veronica Evans, who worked …

Board of Adjustments approves variance, denies conditional use

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

A conditional use has been denied for this home on Meadowbrook Lane On July 12, Sussex County Board of Adjustments approved a variance for a garage setback but denied an additional request by the property owner for a tourist home conditional use. The home, located at 607 Meadowbrook Lane, is owned by John D. Gibson, who had been renting rooms …