Residents offer input into how city should look in future

Residents offered comments on various topics when they attended a public hearing to help lay out Milford for the future. One resident suggested changing the name of Walnut Beach to Myrtle Beach, another suggested the city carefully consider the development of Eisenhower Park, and another cautioned city leaders not to stand in the way of redeveloping existing commercial buildings.

The comments came during the last of a series of public hearings leading up to the creation of an updated Plan of Conservation and Development. The plan serves as a blueprint for the city’s future, including policies, regulations and goals to help direct the city’s development in coming years.

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Teaching children about Sept. 11

Milford’s younger students don’t remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 because they weren’t born yet.

Mayor Ben Blake pointed this out during a Sept. 11 ceremony at Live Oaks School Tuesday, where there is a memorial garden in honor of three Milford men who perished in the terrorist attacks: Michael Miller and Avnish Patel, graduates of Live Oaks School, and Seth Morris, who graduated from Mathewson School.

Tuesday’s ceremony also was dedicated to Jordan Pierson, who was 21 when he died fighting for his country in Iraq.

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