Fire in Milford on Saturday night

On Saturday night, a vacant property in Milford briefly went up in flames. Brennon Fountain, a volunteer firefighter with Milford’s Carlisle Fire Company, was driving by 514 North Church Street when he saw smoke billowing from the building. He called 911, said Fire Chief Ryan Knowles, and the rest of the fire department was on […]

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 […]

Update provided on Milford’s potential purchase of Rookery

MILFORD — City Manager Mark Whitfield provided an update on the city’s inquiry into buying The Rookery North golf course Wednesday. During a Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Chairwoman Anne Villalobos was interested in hearing the latest about the proposal. “I’ve heard murmurings of stuff happening with The Rookery,” she said. “Is there something […]

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 […]