No business closures in downtown Milford amid coronavirus

MILFORD — The COVID-19 era has undoubtedly been challenging for small businesses nationwide, but in Milford’s historic downtown, no businesses have closed permanantly due to the virus. “Obviously, it was negative that we had to shut down for a few months and the businesses would have loved to be open,” said Peggy Reilly, the president […]

Local American Legion post returns from brink with membership nearly quadrupled

MILFORD — Early last year, Milford’s American Legion Post 3 was struggling. It had no permanent building and just 52 registered members. Today, the organization has nearly quadrupled its membership numbers and has a new space on North Dupont Boulevard with a full bar and grill. “The American Legion is a veterans’ service organization based […]

Milford’s housing market booming with room for growth

MILFORD — The housing market in Milford has been doing well for a while now, but with coronavirus gripping Delaware, it’s become hotter than ever. “Right now, we’re seeing a very, very hot seller’s market,” said Zachary Foust, the owner of Milford-based Loft Realty. “Ninety-four percent of homes (we had) in May sold within the […]

State pushes to widen testing: Officials aim to further measure scope of virus

DOVER — As Delaware’s reported number of negative COVID-19 tests rises, officials continue pushing to reach wide swaths of society to further gauge the spread’s true reach. How many First Staters — asymptomatic or otherwise — aren’t being tested leaves the current amount of the coronavirus here as unquantified, though. At this point, however, Division […]

State launches COVID-19 contact tracing system

COVID-19 contact tracing, the process of identifying those infected or who may have had close contact with the virus and encouraging them to self-quarantine, is at work in Delaware. “We are extremely excited that we are going to be doing a soft launch of the contact tracing system on Friday (June 25),” said Karyl Rattay, […]

Drive-thru food bank in Milford addresses opiate use as well

Dozens of cars lined up outside Milford’s Lulu M. Ross Elementary School on Friday morning for an ad hoc drive-thru food bank and to receive Narcan, a life-saving drug reversing opiate overdoses. “There’s probably a lot of people around here who could use help,” said Dawn Dominick, a Milford resident. “I’ve known quite a few […]

Loft Realty moves into Downtown Milford’s historic Pikus Building

MILFORD — When a fast-growing local real estate company needed a bigger, more modern space, it moved into a nearly 200-year-old building in the North Milford Historic District. “The significance of this place is that it’s right on the corner, it’s one of the first things you see going into downtown,” Loft Realty owner Zachary […]

State adds 67 people to COVID death toll, young people urged to seek testing

DOVER — The state added 67 people to its COVID-19 death toll Tuesday after reviewing data from April and urged young people to social distance and seek testing given the rising number of positive cases in that age group. Of the new deaths not previously reported, Delaware Division of Health said 75% were senior citizens […]

Milford City Council approves 1,167 new units

MILFORD — Monday’s City Council meeting was highlighted by the swearing-in of the mayor and council members, as well as the approval of hundreds of units in two subdivisions. Mayor Archie Campbell was sworn in for his second term and City Councilman Jason James of Ward 4 was named vice mayor. Four other council members, […]

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