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This event benefits the Milford Chamber Trust to support scholarships given to a student planning to enter college studies in the fitness or health field.

A healthier Milford, “Step by Step”

From a press release: Milford, CT – September 4, 2014. The Kick-Off Celebration for the fourth annual ‘Step by Step to a Healthier Milford,’ a popular annual six week-walking program, will take place on Saturday, September 27th, 9 a.m. at Walnut Beach Pavilion. Registration – $20 – is still open. This event is presented by […] [Read More]
Mayor Harkins, left, and DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee toured the former Contract Plating site of Longbrook Avenue on June 16, 2014.

Cleanup grant for Contract Plating announced

STRATFORD — Town officials have announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded the town of Stratford a $2,850,000 grant to remediate and demolish the 10.5-acre Contract Plating site. Contract Plating, which operated between 1936 and 1995 near the railroad tracks on Longbrook Avenue, was in the business of electroplating, lacquering […] [Read More]
Derby Alderman Carmen DiCenso points to damage in the Municipal Parking Garage a day after the Aldermen closed it as a safety hazard in February

4 Derby Parking Authority members resign

DERBY-Four of the five Parking Authority members resigned this week accusing the city’s administration of undermining their effectiveness. The members, Joseph Moore; Delphine Krezel, Jack Moran and Anthony Szewczyk signed the two page letter that Moore hand-delivered to Mayor Anita Dugatto. Their resignations leave only Richard Bartholomew as an active member. Dugatto said she will […] [Read More]
Actress Blake Lively participates in announcing Godiva's Valentine's Day "Sweetest Story Ever Told" sweepstake details at the Andaz 5th Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in New York. The sweepstakes was eventually won by Marcia Peak; it's not known if she was a big consumer of Godiva products.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

No purchase needed to win? Many think otherwise

“This is driven by people’s sense of deservingness,” said Rebecca Walker Reczek, co-author of the study and associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. “They think that if they have spent a lot of money with your company in the past, it is only fair that they get good things back – even in a random contest.” [Read More]

Meeting on Derby WPCA costs tonight

DERBY-The city’s Board of Aldermen and Board of Apportionment and Taxation will meet tonight at 6:30 in city hall to discuss ways to pay for $30 million in needed repairs to the failing water pollution treatment facility. The Aldermen are mulling whether to assess a tax on all residents or just those that use city […] [Read More]
Walter J. Sova, of Milford, shows off his classic 1967 Schwinn Twin Deluxe tandem bicycle, one of fourteen Schwinns that he owns, at Silver Sands State Park in Milford  on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

More bike racks coming to Milford, Mayor Blake says

From a press release: Milford — Mayor Ben Blake is pleased to announce that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance our Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the Mayor is seeking the assistance of […] [Read More]

“Shore Up” program offers structure-lifting loans

From a press release: MILFORD — “Shore Up CT” is a State program designed to help residential or business property-owners who do not qualify for federal disaster aid to elevate buildings, retrofit properties with additional flood protection, or assist with wind-proofing structures. The program provides gap funding and helps refinance loans associated with property mitigation. […] [Read More]

People’s United Bank exec pleads guilty to embezzlement

We received this note from the Office of the U.S. District Attorney: Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that Maria Rosa Esteves, 40, of Bridgeport, has waived her right to […] [Read More]
. Visit 12 businesses, sample flights of wine, and taste food from some of the area's best restaurants.

6th annual Milford Wine Trail set for Sept. 13

From a press release: The Downtown Milford Business Association will host its 6th annual Wine Trail to benefit the Milford Education Foundation and Milford’s Promise. The popular event takes place on Saturday, September 13 from 6 to 9 pm. Visit 12 businesses, sample flights of wine, and taste food from some of the area’s best […] [Read More]
Categories: Business, Food, General, Milford

Saturday block party closes Ansonia East Main Street

ANSONIA- A grand opening Block Party sponsored by the Pantry Restaurant will close a section of East Main Street from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. Saturday. The events will include a car show, a bike show, an eating contest, music, food and prizes. There will also be a pig roast. [Read More]