Victim in Milford shooting dies, investigation ongoing

MILFORD — A 38-year-old Milford man has died from gunshot wounds sustained in an incident on Sept. 16, authorities said Thursday. Mario Satirin was shot in the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex at approximately 9:40 p.m. His body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, Milford police spokesman Det. Timothy Maloney said. Investigation […]

Milford school nurse featured in People magazine COVID article

MILFORD — Last week, a popular nurse at Milford’s Mispillion Elementary School got some national attention when she was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. Sue Smith has been working with the Milford School District for 25 years. This is her seventh year at Mispillion Elementary. “I […]

New roof donated to Milford veteran in need

MILFORD — This week, a Milford veteran and his family are receiving a new roof on their old blue duplex for free. The deserving household has a long military history. Angel Ortiz-Delgado, a Puerto Rico-born U.S. Army veteran, met his wife, Jael, also a military member, while he was training for his position on the […]

MSD opens schools at night for internet use

MILFORD — While classes are being held remotely in the Milford School District, three schools will now open in the evenings for students to use the internet. Mispillion Elementary, Milford Central Academy and Morris Early Childhood Center will be open for students of all ages Monday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m. each week. Teachers will […]

Mispillion River Brewing mural part of statewide tourism initiative

MILFORD — The Mispillion River has been re-imagined as a stream of Mispillion River Brewing-branded beer flowing from an open tap in a new mural painted on the side of the company’s factory and taproom. On Tuesday afternoon, Lewes-based painter Michael Johnson debuted the mural in conjunction with the Delaware Tourism Office, which commissioned eight […]

High School Notebook: Henlopen finds way to fill football slates

Unusual times call for unusual solutions. That applies to high school football scheduling, too. The Henlopen Conference has come up with a somewhat unique solution to fill out its members’ grid schedules. With Delaware schools playing seven regular-season football games under the plan that was agreed to last week, Henlopen Southern Division squads were going […]

Milford school nurse featured in People magazine

MILFORD — A school nurse in Milford is getting some national media attention. Mispillion Elementary School’s nurse Sue Smith was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. The issue appeared on newsstands Friday. “It was exciting,” she said of the experience. “They interviewed me a few weeks ago, […]

Best Bets: Biggs Museum uncovers works by ‘hidden gem’ Lewis

Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the painting and then he told a story about the scene. […]

Milford police investigate two shooting incidents within three days

MILFORD — Two shooting incidents within about 48 hours of each other, including one with injury, are under investigation, authorities said Thursday. On Wednesday night at the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, a man was struck in the torso by a small caliber round from a firearm. An unknown suspect or suspects were sought, Milford police […]

Milford Planning Commission OKs storage facility

MILFORD — The city’s Planning Commission unanimously recommended that City Council approve plans for a 72,300-square-foot self-storage facility on South Dupont Boulevard abutting a protected wetland area on the Mispillion River. “At one point, this property had a commercial site plan that was approved by the city years ago and has since expired, so the […]