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 […]

New police station coming? Milford residents to vote on proposal Jan. 26

MILFORD — Residents have an important decision to make later this month. The city of Milford’s plan to borrow up to $20 million and raise city property taxes to fund construction of a new police station will be decided by voters in a Jan. 26 referendum. Chief Kenneth Brown of the Milford Police Department naturally […]

Owners of easySpeak to rehab Milford’s historic Penney Square

MILFORD — The Penney Square building in downtown Milford will be getting a face-lift soon, but the structure’s new owners want to keep plans for a business there under wraps for now. Marissa and Zack King, the owners of Milford’s easySpeak Spirits, announced Thursday via Facebook that they have purchased the historic building, at the […]

Long-awaited movie theater opens in Milford

MILFORD — Locals looking to spend time under the flickering light of the silver screen no longer have to drive to Dover or the beach. “We got it done,” said Milford Movies 9 owner Arthur Helmick. “The community had been asking and asking. I kind of told everybody by the end of the year, we’d […]

Milford and Smyrna have plenty in the works for 2021

Milford and Smyrna, two Kent County communities that jut into neighboring counties, have big plans for 2021. In Smyrna, town manager Andrew Haines said two large residential projects are in the works for this year. A commercial residential apartment complex at Simon’s Corner will add 275 residential units to the town. Also, the developers of […]

Milford residents, businesses struggle with postal service delays

MILFORD — This holiday season, Americans nationwide have been struggling with the United States Postal Service — a notoriously troubled government agency whose limited resources have been stretched extra thin by the demands of the pandemic. In Milford, postal delays are common and have made daily life harder for various businesses and residents across town. […]

Delaware continues COVID-19 vaccination effort

MILFORD — Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue as the state is averaging 611.9 vaccinations a day on a seven-day rolling average, as of Wednesday at 6 p.m., according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. An additional 931 individuals were vaccinated on the most recent day data was available for, Wednesday. The state has administered […]

Community shows support for wounded Milford officer

MILFORD — A crowd of firefighters and other locals gathered Wednesday on an overpass bridging Del. 1 outside Milford to watch a wounded officer make his way home from the hospital. Senior Cpl. Timothy Webb, an officer with the Milford Police Department, was shot by a fugitive in Rehoboth Beach on Dec. 10 while working […]

Milford Riverwalk has plenty of development potential

MILFORD — Since construction of the Riverwalk began in the 1980s, the path that would eventually be a full mile of trail along the banks of the Mispillion River has been central to Milford’s identity. Today, many of the city’s prospective plans for real estate development in and around downtown are along the path, which […]