Drive-thru Santa visits ready to go in Milford

MILFORD — Downtown Milford Inc. has a creative solution to hosting Santa Claus in the COVID-19 era. “We have a Mr. Claus that has requested the use of the city of Milford’s drive-thru at the customer service (building),” said City Manager Mark Whitfield during last week’s City Council meeting. The council went on to unanimously […]

Santa’s first visit to downtown Milford postponed

MILFORD — Santa Claus’ first visit to Milford has been postponed until Dec. 4. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Santa is delayed at the North Pole,” according to a post on Downtown Milford Inc.’s Facebook page.“The Santa House will not open until Friday, December 4 at 5 p.m. when Santa will greet children at the City […]

Milford police may add mental health unit

MILFORD — Members of City Council’s Police Committee heard from an expert on mental health matters in law enforcement at their last meeting. Amy Kevis, a former New Castle County police officer who also has served as the director of emergency services for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, presented to the committee […]

Weeklong Milford effort culminates Thursday in sharing meals

MILFORD — A group of volunteers will be bringing Thanksgiving meals to those in need, as well as to volunteers and first responders around the Milford area Thursday. But preparations for the big day began almost a full week earlier when family and friends of longtime Milford resident Gwendolyn Fountain gathered at the Carlisle Fire […]

Downtown Milford Inc. announces new leadership and location

MILFORD — A key nonprofit focused on economic development in Milford announced Tuesday that it has settled on a new executive director and a new office space. Downtown Milford Inc. has appointed Cat Perfetti for the leadership position, a DMI press release said Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Perfetti has served as DMI’s executive director since September […]

Milford floats food-distribution idea for former Parks & Rec building

MILFORD — City Council debated the future of a former Parks & Recreation Department building during its meeting Monday. The facility, at 5 Mill St., is vacant and used partially for storage, said Mike Svaby, Milford’s public works director. “We’ve been approached by a local food bank entrepreneur to take over the property on a […]

DMI’s president defends its role in preserving downtown Milford

MILFORD — At their latest retreat workshop, members of City Council had a lot to say about Downtown Milford Inc., a nonprofit focused on economic development partially funded by the city. But DMI’s leadership wasn’t there to provide their side of the story. “They’ve asked me to come talk to them at one of their […]

Recycled holiday planters go up around downtown Milford

MILFORD — Volunteers from across the city gathered on Walnut Street on Sunday morning to help beautify downtown for the holiday season. A few dozen citizens were joined by members of the Parks & Recreation Department in filling planters placed around the Downtown Development District with recycled greenery gathered from local yards. South Walnut Street’s […]

DPH reports 486 new COVID-19 cases

The Division of Public Health reported 486 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Sunday. The organization also announced two new deaths, both of which were added to totals for days initially reported on earlier in the week. The individuals were both Sussex County residents aged 60 and 62. Both had underlying medical conditions and neither […]

‘She was the light of our lives’: Family, community rename Smyrna field for toddler

SMYRNA — Dozens gathered at a Smyrna softball field on Saturday to see it officially named in honor of 3-year-old Emma Grace Cole, whose body was found there in September 2019. Dorothy Axsom traveled more than 700 miles from Bloomington, Indiana to be there Saturday to see people she had never met honor her great […]

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