Citizen voices complaints about Milford Board of Adjustment

MILFORD — The city’s Board of Adjustment met some heavy criticism this week. Milford resident Jennifer Cinelli-Miller said she believes the board grants too many requests for variances to the zoning code. “This ongoing approval policy must stop, and if I have to attend every board meeting going forward to release all the variances to […]

Advisory board formed to oversee Milford police station project

MILFORD — Mayor Archie Campbell on Friday named the members of a citizen advisory committee that will oversee the potential construction of a new city police station. The residents of Milford will vote in a referendum Jan. 26 to decide if the city can borrow up to $20 million and raise property taxes to fund […]

Milford Board of Adjustment OKs two downtown variances

MILFORD — The city’s Board of Adjustment granted a slate of variances to a number of projects in its meeting this week. Two were applications related to new homes being built in Milford’s Downtown Development District. One was for Paola Pacheco Vazquez, who plans to build a new two-story, single-family, detached home on the sight […]

Milford’s Parks & Rec provides outlook for 2021

MILFORD — The city’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board met Wednesday to get up to date on Milford’s parks system and provide feedback where needed. Brad Dennehy, the director of the Parks & Recreation Department, gave an update on the handrails and lighting along the section of the Riverwalk near the library. “It’s really at […]

Delaware Republicans eye future of party

DELAWARE — Many Republican leaders expressed discontent Wednesday with the Democrats’ approach to national politics, including the late afternoon decision to impeach President Donald Trump. “They have the votes, and they’ll proceed with it,” said Jane Brady, chairwoman of the Delaware Republican Party, of Wednesday’s impeachment vote, which saw the motion approved 232-197 with 10 […]

UPDATED: More info provided on Milford’s potential purchase of Rookery

This post was updated Jan. 21. MILFORD — City Manager Mark Whitfield said he gets a lot of calls from people concerned about Milford’s potential purchase of The Rookery North golf course. But many of these callers are missing important pieces of information, he said. “Our interest in the Rookery has to do with water […]

Milford exploring new policy to balance general and reserve funds

MILFORD — The city’s Finance and Public Works Committee got together Monday to discuss a potential new policy to balance the city’s general fund and other monies earmarked for governmental purposes. Lou Vitola, the city’s finance director, laid out a few goals for the upcoming legislation. “We really want to first define the minimum level […]

Milford youth basketball tryouts set for Thursday

MILFORD — Kids looking to shoot some hoops in Milford are in luck. On Thursday night, the city’s Parks and Recreation department will hold tryouts for its youth basketball league. Everyone who tries out will be placed on a team. “This is a recreational league, and the importance is placed on the kids being involved, […]

Milford council schedules third retreat, as COVID-19 impacts city workforce

MILFORD — City Council met Monday night to discuss public works, the date of its next retreat and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the city. City Manager Mark Whitfield reported that 19 city employees have been infected with the virus so far. “COVID has hit our employees pretty significantly in the month of December,” he […]

Milford reports 19 COVID-19 cases amongst city workers

After months of luck, COVID-19 has reportedly hit Milford’s city government in a big way. “COVID has hit our employees pretty significantly in the month of December,” said City Manager Mark Whitfield said at Monday night’s City Council meeting. While the city “really escaped most of COVID altogether through the middle of November,” he said […]