MilfordLIVE Weekly Review – June 18, 2024

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This Week’s Top Stories Include: City passes budget with 8.1% tax increase Shipyard task force requests $2.6 million from city EDGE grant goes to G&R Campground City budget contains funds for sidewalk repair Down Syndrome Association of Delaware to host Days of Summer Camp KSI’s Paths to PossAbilities 5K Event Enjoys Perfect Weather Click on the image below to view …

Shipyard task force requests $2.6 million from city

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

At a recent meeting, Dan Bond and Sher Valenzuela requested that the city of Milford purchase the Vinyard Shipyard property for $2.6 million. Bond indicated that the task force had $1.3 million in state funding to use toward the asking price of $4 million. After providing background on the shipyard project, Bond explained how creating the Delaware Maritime Museum would …

Mispillion Bridge damaged again

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The Mispillion Bridge, located on Rehoboth Boulevard, has been inoperable since it was damaged by a truck towing construction equipment struck it in December 2021. Initially, DelDOT indicated they did not intend to repair the bridge, leading to lawsuits from the owners of fishing vessels housed at the Vineyard Shipyard over the winter. In July 2022, DelDOT announced they planned …

South Milford Walking Tour planned for September 10

Terry RogersCulture, Delaware Nonprofits, Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Join several Milford Historians on a guided tour of South Milford on Saturday, September 10. The tour begins at the Milford Museum where the walk starts promptly at 9 AM. The tour will cover some of the fascinating history of Milford, including the thriving shipyard industry of the late 1800s, some of the beautiful historic homes in the area as …

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City Council supports repair of Mispillion drawbridge

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by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council voted unanimously to notify DelDOT that they support the repair of the. Mispillion drawbridge which was damaged several months ago by a construction vehicle. DelDOT has indicated they may not repair the bridge, making it unable to open to boat traffic. “I’ve had a discussion with DelDOT, they would like to have …

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Lawsuit filed over bridge repairs

Terry RogersBusiness, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     DelDOT’s proposal not to repair the Mispillion drawbridge has led to the filing of a lawsuit On December 28, 2021, a dump truck pulling an excavator on a flatbed truck struck the overhead portion of the Mispillion drawbridge causing extensive damage to the machinery, support members and some of the mechanical components. As a result, …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – YEAR IN REVIEW 2021

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This Year’s Top Stories Include: Headlines Milford voters pass police station referendum Former Middle School building to be renovated Culture Milford man’s WWII service took him around world, into D-Day invasion Vinyard Shipyard plans continue For 1st time, Milford woman describes escaping twin towers 20 years ago Milford couple skip 50th anniversary party for ride down memory lane Business Milford …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – November 16, 2021

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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 Vinyard Shipyard plans continue Culture Holiday Stroll shifts to Saturday Friends rally around French family A Holiday Classic Comes to the Stage …

Vinyard Shipyard plans continue

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

The Vinyard Shipyard Task Force continues to work to create a tourist attraction at the shipyard location. Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) Vinyard Shipyard Task Force continues to work toward a private-public partnership that would expand the Mispillion Greenway. The task force, which has been working on the project for three years, hopes to create a tourism center for the city. …

Project WIIN Report creates economic value of environmental assets

Terry RogersHeadlines, Outdoors

Project WIIN is working to provide monetary values for some of the areas environmental assets like the Riverwalk Milford City Council recently heard a presentation by Danielle Swallow and Jenny Egan of Project WIIN, which stands for Waterways and Infrastructure and Investment Network, a project sponsored by Delaware Sea Grant. The presentation included information on the value of the many …