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Report: Milford Progress Budget Cut to $1

June 1, 2014 Budget, Government Comments Off

cITY hALLThe New Haven Register reports that Milford Progress Inc., which is the economic development agency for downtown, had its budget cut to $1 from $10,000 during its budget deliberations. Several aldermen were critical of the agency saying they had not seen a lot of signage downtown, and it’s just been talked about for years.

Report: Photo Slideshow of the Lauralton Hall Graduation in Milford

June 1, 2014 Photos, Schools Comments Off

Spring (6 of 14)The New Haven Register has a photo slideshow of Lauralton Hall’s graduation, which was held Sunday. Click on this link to see the photos.

Report: Milford 375th Celebration Begins This Week

June 1, 2014 Arts and Entertainment Comments Off

cITY hALLThe Milford Mirror has all the information on all of the events that are being planned to celebrate the city’s 375th celebration, which begins Friday. Click on this link for the details.

Report: Woodmont Finally Gets Its New Borough Hall

June 1, 2014 Government Comments Off

cITY hALLThe Milford Mirror reports that the Borough of Woodmont has a new hall for meetings after it agreed to a deal with the city to acquire a former fire station that is no longer in service. The deal cost the Borough just $1.

This Date In Milford History

June 1, 2014 Arts and Entertainment Comments Off

Devon ClockCo-authored by Jean Tsang & David Gregory

John Downs provided weather annotations in his diary. Two entries from 1763 included:

December 25-“Christ born Clear but cold Serene air”
December 26-“Snow last night and rain and snow and high winds today”

In 1802 Captain Samuel Sanford was ”crushed to death by a log in adding to roll it onto the saw mill, near the meetinghouse.”

On November 1, 1913 Naugatuck Junction, a railroad station in western Milford, was renamed Devon. In 1914 Devon began to prosper by providing housing for workers from industrial Bridgeport.

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photo courtesy of David Gregory

Joseph A. Foran High School Student Honored With Scholarship

May 30, 2014 Schools Comments Off

Brian 333It’s not every day Connecticut’s Secretary of State Denise Merrill comes to your high school to specifically see you but that is exactly what happened to Bryan Niebanck today. The Foran High School senior learned only a few days ago that he had been selected to receive one of only five scholarships in the state – and that it would be delivered personally by Merrill at the Milford school.

The Secretary of the State’s annual scholarship, The 12th Grade Excellence In Citizenship Scholarship, is awarded to high school seniors who have demonstrated selfless service to the community and have exhibited an interest in civic activities. The annual award is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Citizenship Fund, Inc. Scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded – one per Congressional district in Connecticut. Bryan received the award for the 3rd Congressional District.

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Reminder, ‘Milford Day at the Zoo’ Tomorrow

May 30, 2014 Arts and Entertainment Comments Off

ben blakeMayor Ben Blake is pleased to announce “Milford Day at the Zoo”. On Saturday May 31, 2014, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will host all residents of Milford from 10 am to 4 pm.

All Milford residents will get in for only $5.00 each with ID. Spend the day at the zoo seeing all the new faces, riding the carousel and enjoying the entertainment. Meet and greet local officials as well as business and civic leaders, your friends, and your neighbors.


Milford Firefighters Serve Breakfast to Orange Avenue School Students

May 30, 2014 Fire Comments Off

Orange Ave 1This morning, 5-30-14, Fire Headquarters hosted a breakfast for the Fire Prevention Contest winners from Orange Avenue School. They were joined by the firefighters that were on duty, who also served as the wait staff. The children and their parents enjoyed a meal of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast, and juice.

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Report: Nine-Year-Old Milford Girl Honored for Kindness

May 30, 2014 Arts and Entertainment Comments Off

cITY hALLMilford Mirror Editor Jill Dion has written an inspirational feature about a 9-year-old girl who was honored for displaying acts of kindness. The girl was honored for letting a Down Syndrome child shine in a competitive jousting tournament. Please click on this link to read Jill’s story.

Milford Man Accused of Tackling a Relative, Police Say

May 30, 2014 Police Comments Off

milford policeMilford police say Nicholas Kopas, 23, of Grand Street, is accused of tackling a relative to the ground leading to minor injuries.

Police said they received a complaint regarding a disturbance at a Grand Street residence. Investigation led to the arrest of Kopas, who was charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Report: Plans for Smiles/Milford Amusements Redevelopment Include a Panera Bread

May 29, 2014 Business Comments Off

SmilesThe New Haven Register’s Pamela McLoughlin reports that plans have been filed with the city that would turn the former Smiles Entertainment facility into a Panera Bread with a drive-thru window.

Most people recall Smiles when it was named Milford Amusements. Recently, trucks have been seen at the site on the Post Road removing the gaming equipment. Click here to read Pam’s story.

Bridgeport Man Accused of Shoplifting $328 Worth of Frozen Shrimp in Milford

May 29, 2014 Police Comments Off

milford policeOmar Diaz allegedly really likes to eat shrimp, according to Milford police.

Diaz, 30, of Mill Hill Avenue in Bridgeport, is accused of allegedly taking 12 bags of frozen shrimp valued at $328 from the Bridgeport Avenue Stop & Shop on April 13 without paying for them, police said.

Police received a complaint regarding a shoplifting that occurred at the store and investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Diaz.

He was charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear in Superior Court, Milford on June 24.

Report: Last minute grant save Milford school position

May 29, 2014 Schools Comments Off

cITY hALLThe Milford Mirror reports that the Milford Board of Education received an $85,000 grant which will allow it to keep a pre-school position in next year’s budget. The school board was forced to reduce its budget $300,000 on Monday after the Board of Aldermen reduced the school board’s budget request. Please click on this link to read the full story.

Report: Comfort Blankets Made for Jonathan Law High School Juniors

May 28, 2014 Arts and Entertainment Comments Off

Milford StrongAfter the tragic death of Jonathan Law Junior Class President Maren Sanchez, 16, a Monroe group has come together to make comfort blankets for Law juniors, according to the Milford Mirror.

Report: Missing Milford Flag Found After 50 Years

May 28, 2014 Arts and Entertainment Comments Off

cITY hALLThe Milford Mirror has a very nice feature on how Mayor Benjamin Blake found the city’s Milford flag, which had been missing for the past 50 years.


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