School boards push for in-person meetings

As school districts and the state grapple with the possibility of returning students to some form of in-person education, school boards are facing similar decisions about their meetings. Since Gov. John Carney declared a state of emergency in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many school boards quickly adapted to a new format: meeting […]

Milford Police identify fatal shooting victim

MILFORD — Milford Police on Wednesday identified David W. Parcher, 70, as the victim of a fatal shooting reported early Tuesday. According to spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten, officers arrived at a home on Pennsylvania Avenue at approximately 3:40 a.m. and found Mr. Parcher had been shot in the chest. He succumbed to injuries after transport […]

Dozens gather in Milford for non-denominational community prayer

MILFORD—Several dozen members of the Milford community gathered in Bicentennial Park on Tuesday night for a non-denominational prayer meeting meant to provide hope and support through turbulent times. “We’re living in a very different time, like I’ve never seen before in my life,” said long-time Milford resident Rev. Jeanel Starling, one of the event’s key […]

Milford shooting death under investigation

MILFORD — A 70-year-old man found shot in the chest in a home early Tuesday later died from his injuries at a hospital, authorities said. Milford police described the death as “suspicious” as the investigation continued. At approximately 3:40 a.m., officers were called to a home on Pennsylvania Avenue for a reported shooting, spokesman Sgt. […]

Milford city council narrowly approves daycare next to liquor store

On Monday night, Milford’s city council narrowly approved plans for a daycare on the Milford-Harrington Highway next to Mike’s Liquor Mart in a five-to-three vote. The addition had been recommended by the city’s planning commission the week before with only one dissenting vote, but several council members said they had been in touch with constituents […]

Food service workers heavily represented at Milford testing

MILFORD — Dozens of cars lined up in Milford High School’s parking lot Friday morning for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing via oral swabs. Many being tested were food service workers who drove from other towns and had been tested before. Jacob Herold, a specialist with the National Guard, said that 500 people had registered to […]

‘My Delaware’ on exhibit at Mispillion Art League

MILFORD — Mispillion Art League’s new exhibit, the annual “My Delaware” will run through Sept. 12 at MAL, 5 N Walnut St., Milford. As part of the exhibit, there is also a display of work by featured artist, photographer Robert J. Neary. He has a long history in the field of photography, starting at age […]

Mispillion River pairs with JD Shuckers on fruity IPA

MILFORD — Mispillion River Brewing has teamed up with JD Shuckers, a Sussex-based seafood restaurant, on a fruity new house IPA called the Shuck N’ Relax. This unique new beer was developed via close collaboration between the staffs of the brewery and the restaurant and will be available exclusively at JD Shuckers. “It’s a good, […]

Lewes man charged with attempted murder

MILFORD — A 28-year-old Lewes man was charged with first-degree attempted murder connected to a shooting incident July 15, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. James A. Satcher was taken into custody without incident Monday following investigation into the shooting, authorities said. At approximately 5:37 p.m. July 15 on Betsy Ross Circle, […]

Constructing plan for Delaware school bus cleaning a ‘massive undertaking’

Handrails, the tops of seats and every seat a student sat in — those are just a few key areas on school buses drivers will be responsible for cleaning after each run, should students return to school buildings this fall. “It’s a massive undertaking,” said Renate Wiley, school board president for Milford, as transportation specialist […]