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Milford Schools Call for Referendum to Remake Historic College – Milford LIVE!

Milford Middle School will be renovated to 21st century standards for fourth and fifth graders if an October referendum passes. The Milford School District announced at an infrequently attended Education Council meeting on Monday that it would call for a referendum on the issue of raising property taxes to fund the revitalization and expansion of […]

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Safety, infrastructure funding approved for Milford schools

MILFORD – More than $ 665,000 was recently approved by the School Facilities Construction Standing Committee to fund school safety and infrastructure upgrades in Milford Public Schools. “One of Milford Public Schools’ highest and most enduring priorities is to ensure that our school buildings are safe, healthy, orderly and caring places that support and promote […]

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Milford Schools Honor Educators and Parent of the Year

MILFORD — Milford Schools has honored a middle school guidance counselor, high school cookie baker and PTA parent as teacher, para-educator and parent of the year for 2021-21. “This year, more than any other, we are so grateful for the selfless and enthusiastic work of all of our winners,” said Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia. […]

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Milford schools eyeing $84m upgrades and ‘high prices ahead’, official says

MILFORD — The city’s public schools plan to spend up to $84.7 million on capital improvements over the next five years, according to the school system’s 2022-26 capital improvement plan. The plan does not come with money and is generally used as a planning aid to anticipate the needs of the school system over the […]

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Milford schools see $ 84 million in upgrades and ‘high prices ahead’, official says

MILFORD – The city’s public schools plan to spend up to $ 84.7 million on capital improvements over the next five years, according to the school system’s 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan. The plan has no money attached and is typically used as a planning aid to anticipate the needs of the school system over the […]

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New Milford Schools teachers create music video featuring Dua Lipa’s song to encourage summer reading

NEW MILFORD – It all started with an idea to motivate students to read during the summer holidays. It ended with a three-minute music video featuring teachers and other staff singing along to the rewritten lyrics of a popular song from TikTok and YouTube. In response to New Milford Public School’s K-8 Summer Reading Initiative […]

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Milford New Schools teachers create music video with Dua Lipa song to encourage summer reading

NEW MILFORD – It all started with an idea to motivate students to read during summer vacation. It ended with a three-minute music video featuring teachers and other staff singing rewritten lyrics to a popular song from TikTok and YouTube. In response to the New Milford Public School’s K-8 summer reading initiative and the Connecticut […]

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Milford Schools Close Budget Gap, Receive Additional Federal Funding

MILFORD — The city’s schools will receive more federal money than expected, according to operations manager James Richetelli. The city received just under $5.9 million from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Program, or ESSER, Richetelli told the school board during its meeting this week. The total was about $49,000 more than he had […]

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Milford Schools Close Budget Gap, Receive Additional Federal Funding

MILFORD – Schools in the city will receive more federal money than expected, according to James Richetelli, director of operations. The city received just under $ 5.9 million from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Assistance Program, or ESSER, Richetelli told the Board of Education at its meeting this week. The total was about $ […]

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Colonial-era Native American artifacts on display at historic Milford House this weekend

Native American artifacts unearthed in Milford will be among the items on display at John Downs House this weekend, according to Timothy Chaucer, board member of the Milford Preservation Trust. Chaucer said many of the artifacts on display were found during a search of the house, also known as Minuteman House. “We found many artifacts […]

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Milford schools’ COVID spending spiked last month

MILFORD — The return to full-time in-person learning has increased costs, but the school system remains within budget for its COVID expenses, according to James Richetelli, the director of operations. Schools received $8.17 million from the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Grants, Richetelli said at the April 26 school […]

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Milford Schools’ COVID Spending Increased Last Month

MILFORD – The return to full-time in-person learning has increased costs, but the school system remains within budget for its COVID spending, according to James Richetelli, director of operations. Schools received $ 8.17 million in federal coronavirus relief funds and elementary and secondary school emergency relief grants, Richetelli said at the April 26 school board […]

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Milford Schools: “It’s time” to replace Junior High School

Pictured is the high school building, which Milford, through assistance from the Ohio Facilities Building Commission, is considering replacing. To do this, we would need a bond. Photo provided. Pictured is Milford High School WinterGuard, which recently performed at the Winter Guard International 2021 Virtual Events Competition, achieving a ‘master’ rating. Photo provided. By Brett […]

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Milford Schools Head Anna Cutaia Receives Prestigious Honor

MILFORD, CT – Milford Schools Superintendent Anna Cutaia has been named the 2021 Connecticut PTA “Outstanding Superintendent”. It will be celebrated at a Zoom meeting on May 5 by the state’s PTA. Cutaia has been in office since August 1, 2018 and has received great reviews for her performances and energetic enthusiasm throughout the district. […]

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As COVID cases rise in New Milford, schools prepare to host forum

NEW MILFORD – Schools in New Milford are planning to host a virtual parent forum on April 6 with Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo and Director of Health Lisa Morrissey, according to a letter sent to parents and guardians. The meeting will be held via Zoom from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. The letter, dated April 1, […]

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Chipotle’s new Danbury, New Milford restaurants offer drive-thru pickup lanes

New Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Danbury and New Milford offer an added convenience factor: a “Chipotlane” drive-thru option for pickup orders. The Danbury Restaurant, at 81 Newtown Road, opened on March 17 and the New Milford Restaurant, at 169 Danbury Road, opened on March 18. orders without leaving their car. Both locations will hold […]

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Chipotle’s new restaurants in Danbury, New Milford offer drive-thru pickup lanes

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Danbury and New Milford offer an added convenience factor: a “Chipotlane” drive-thru option for pickup orders. Danbury Restaurant at 81 Newtown Road opened on March 17th and New Milford Restaurant at 169 Danbury Road opened on March 18th. They are the first in the region to offer a […]

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Chipotle’s new restaurants in Danbury, New Milford offer drive-through pickup lanes

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Danbury and New Milford offer an added convenience factor: a “Chipotlane” drive-thru option for pickup orders. Danbury Restaurant at 81 Newtown Road opened on March 17 and New Milford Restaurant at 169 Danbury Road opened on March 18. They are the first in the region to offer a […]

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New Milford Schools on Distance Learning April 19-23, returning April 26

A New Milford school bus Deborah Rose / Hearst Connecticut / New Milford Public Schools will be placed in distance learning April 19-23, with all students from all schools returning in person on April 26. “District data shows that having a distance learning week after the school vacation has been very effective as a mitigation […]

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MetroWest and Milford restaurants that have closed in the past year

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to remove Hopkinton’s Carbone Restaurant. After announcing its closure in September, the restaurant remains open and exciting news is expected soon. Come back for an update. It has been a year since the pandemic hit our region, and it has been particularly sad for local restaurants that have […]

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Milford hotel abandons 18-room roof extension and reveals plans to expand ground floor to 24 rooms

Expansion plans for the South Lawn Hotel, Milford A MILFORD hotel has abandoned plans to build an extension on its roof – instead offering a larger extension on the ground floor to ensure its survival. The owners of the South Lawn Hotel, Tim and Nikki Wedgwood, have blamed the coronavirus pandemic by submitting new plans […]

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Milford Schools Budget for ‘Wants Against Needs’ Case

MILFORD – The Education Council has approved a 2021-2022 budget that members say meets the needs of the city’s students, but pushes back most of their desires. “I think the administration had to make some tough choices,” said board chair Susan Glennon. “I am convinced that this administration knows what is needed.” The board of […]

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Milford schools: keep your child at home if they are sick

Pictured, Pattison Elementary students made in January as the school board’s recognition month. Pictured are Dave Yockey, Emily Chesnut and Chris Hamm, members of the Milford Exempted Village School Board of Education. Photos provided. By Brett MilamEditor The Milford Exempted Village School Board of Education met on January 21 to discuss the decision to close […]

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Milford Schools Head seeks to increase budget by 2.25%

MILFORD, CT – Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia is proposing a budget of $ 99.73 million for fiscal year 2021-22, which will increase spending by 2.25%. The new fiscal year begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. Cutaia’s budget proposal has yet to be approved by the education, finance and municipal […]

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Grant to bring greenhouses and igloos to restaurants in Milford – Clarification

Visitors will soon have more dining options in downtown Milford thanks to a grant from Oakland County bringing five igloos and six greenhouses to local restaurants. Late last month, the Milford Village administration learned that their Oakland County Wintering Grant had been approved, allocating a total of $ 42,553 to support restaurants with greenhouses, igloos, […]

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Restaurants in Milford will have greenhouses and igloos for restaurants

Greenhouses and igloos are expected to start blooming in downtown Milford this week. The temporary outdoor structures will allow selected restaurants to offer seating options during the pandemic. “We are thrilled,” said Ann Barnette, CEO of the Downtown Development Authority. “Obviously we would have liked to get the 26 greenhouses we requested, but we are […]

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West Milford Schools Could Use COVID Closure Savings on New Grass Field

WEST MILFORD – Cost cuts triggered by the impact of the pandemic on school operations could provide the district’s central campus with a second artificial turf pitch. School board members discussed two possible sites for a new synthetic turf surface: Ray Kilgallen Field, the baseball and field hockey field behind Westbrook Elementary School, and Robert […]

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David Yockey of Milford Schools receives OSBA’s highest honor

Pictured is David Yockey, Milford Schools Board Member. Photo provided. Submitted by the Ohio School Boards Association. A member of the school board of the exempt village of Milford received the most esteemed award from the Ohio School Boards Association. David E. Yockey, who also serves on the Great Oaks Career Campus Board of Directors, […]

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“Virtual Snow Days” for West Milford Schools

With technology upgrades needed to provide ‘virtual learning’ options for students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Township of West Milford School District announced on December 9 that it would be implementing ‘days of virtual snow ”in December 2020 for severe winter weather conditions. The district is seeking parent and teacher feedback on this program […]

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Car crashes into Milford’s house injuring one

December 5, 2020 1of3 Authorities intervened at a South Street house after a car slammed into it, leaving one person injured and a “minor gas leak”, according to the Milford Fire Department. Contributory Photo / Milford Fire DepartmentShow moreShow less 2of3 Authorities intervened at a South Street house after a car slammed into it, leaving […]

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New schools in Milford to switch to distance learning until February

The New Milford School District will transition to fully virtual learning from November 30 to February 1. New Milford Schools Superintendent Michael Polizzi said on Thursday the decision was made based on a recommendation from the New Milford Department of Health due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city and Bergen County, not […]

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Guardians at Milford schools go above and beyond to keep children healthy during pandemic

MILFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – To keep schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a long list of things guardians need to watch out for. We’re talking about things beyond just adding plexiglass dividers and social distancing markers. Patrick Bradbury is the Facilities Director for Milford Public Schools. He told News 8: “This is their […]

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New schools in Milford to close for 2 days after COVID case

NEW MILFORD – The city’s five schools will close for two days starting Thursday after a member of the school community tested positive for COVID-19 just days after the students returned. The New Milford School District has announced that students will resume distance education at home and teachers will also teach at home. New Milford […]

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West Milford schools to open on September 3 with all distance learning

West Milford School Board voted on Tuesday to start the first four weeks of the 2020-2021 school year fully online, district-wide and delay implementation of the hybrid ‘back to school plan’ district until October 1. Persistent health and safety issues, clarification of required cleaning / disinfection protocols and identification of personnel responsible for performing these […]

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Primary school principal tests positive for COVID-19

An elementary school principal in the Milford Exempted Village School District has tested positive for COVID-19, school officials wrote in an email to families on Wednesday. Last week, the district announced it was pushing back its start date to August 31, saying it was “the right thing to do”. “All of our staff worked diligently […]

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Milford Schools Delay Start Date by One Week to Address COVID-19 Challenges

Pupils in the Milford Exempt Village School District will begin school on Monday August 31, a week later than originally planned. Superintendent John Spieser said on the school district’s website that the district needs more time to prepare due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and because the district has extended the deadline […]

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West Milford schools add more in-person learning after parent feedback

Comments from the reopening inquiries in West Milford resulted in more instruction at the school in September than initially proposed, school officials said. A preference for additional in-person instruction has prompted the district to abandon the county-wide trend of keeping schools closed every Wednesday in the fall, Superintendent Alex Anemone said. The district divided the […]

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Milford’s new schools to reopen in September with hybrid plan

NEW MILFORD – Schools will reopen later and under the hybrid model this school year, said Acting Superintendent Paul Smotas. Students will now return to school on September 8 and teachers will return on August 28, offering teachers a week of training and professional development before classes start. This means that the last day of […]

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Going back to school or learning online? Parents of Milford Schools’ students decide

Parents of students at Milford schools have the choice of sending their children to classrooms this year or opting for online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families in the exempt village of Milford school district have until Friday August 7 to make their choice; the school district does not offer a hybrid plan. The […]

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100 Bed Hotel in Milford Approved | Western Telegraph

DETAILS of a five-story, 100-bed hotel in Milford Haven have received planning permission. Last month, a Milford Haven city councilor criticized the length of time it had taken for a planning decision to be made regarding Milford Haven Harbor’s request for a hotel as part of the marina’s redevelopment plans. Councilors also questioned the hotel’s […]

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John Spieser to succeed Nancy House as Head of Milford Schools

An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information provided by the school district regarding the tenure of the new superintendent at Clark Montessori High School. Milford Schools will have a new superintendent on August 1. John Spieser, director of human resources for the school district, was selected for the highest administrative position by the […]

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Milford Schools Human Resources Director Should Be Appointed Superintendent

The Milford board of directors is expected to appoint the district human resources manager as the new superintendent on Thursday, June 18. John Spieser is poised to succeed Nancy House as head of the Milford Exempted Village School District, which serves approximately 6,600 students in the city of Milford, Miami Township, Miamiville and parts of […]

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Milford restaurants: here’s who’s closed, who’s open for take out

MILFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all restaurants and bars to be closed to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Local restaurants are allowed to afford delivery and take out. In Milford, most, but not all, restaurants offer delivery and take-out options. Here’s a look at some of the city’s hottest […]

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Nancy House retires as superintendent of Milford Schools

Nancy House is retiring as superintendent of the Milford Exempted Village School District after five years at the helm. She will retire on July 31 after 38 years as an educator, including 27 in Milford. House taught English and publications at Milford High School for 15 years before becoming principal there for two years. She […]

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Milford Schools Ask Voters “What’s Next?” “After the failure of the sample

Residents of the school district in the exempt village of Milford have until Monday, June 10 to participate in a special online exchange of views on what should happen in the wake of a failed bond issue for a $ 98 million construction plan. Voters turned down the proposed $ 4.7 million bond issue in […]

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the house of Milford ravaged by the flames; no injuries reported | News, Sports, Jobs

MILFORD – Temperatures were hovering around zero Monday night as firefighters in several towns helped the Milford Fire Department tackle the blaze and freezing cold during a midnight fire at 25 Crosby St. No one was injured, Milford Fire Chief Jack Kelly said, but “The conditions were really bad… it was just miserable. “ Mutual […]

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Milford House content auction will see antlers from the world’s oldest deer put up for sale

A number of fascinating and hugely important pieces are up for auction when Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Castlecomer, hosts Milford House’s very first content sale, Carlow at the Talbot Hotel, Carlow on November 20. Read also: Three-bedroom house on Granby Row in Carlow Town available to rent for € 1,100 per month Heirlooms belonging to the […]

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Cutaia appointed next Superintendent of Milford Schools

MILFORD — The Board of Education on Tuesday appointed veteran educator Anna Cutaia as Superintendent of Schools to succeed retired Principal of Schools Elizabeth Feser. Cutaia, superintendent of schools for Regional District 14, which encompasses Bethlehem and Woodbury, and former director of elementary education in Fairfield, will take over the reins of the city’s school […]

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Milford House Legislative Delegation Hold PURA Workshop for Residents

MILFORD, CT – State officials Charles Ferraro (R-117), Pam Staneski (R-119) and Kim Rose (D-118) hosted a community workshop with PURA at the Milford Senior Center to discuss ways to reduce electricity bills Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The workshop, “Learn How to Reduce Your Electricity Bill,” included presentations by electricity tariff specialists from the Connecticut […]

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As the 2016-2017 school year begins in the Milford Exempted Village School District, new Superintendent Nancy House settles into her new role. Despite a busy schedule, House took the time to answer six simple questions for the Milford-Miami announcer. What is your #1 goal for your first year as superintendent? “My priority as superintendent is […]

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The Fauchere family reunite at the Milford hotel they once owned – News – poconorecord.com

Mimi Chol Smith was planning to leave money in her will for a gathering of her extended family at the Fauchère Hotel in Milford, founded by her great-great-grandfather, Louis Fauchère. But the event looked like fun, so when Fauchere owner Sean Strub invited Smith, from Mount Dora, Fla., For a visit, she arranged to go […]