Howes Drug & Medical, located at 78 Broad Street on the green in Milford, will celebrate a grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. This year marks 104 years of service to the community for Howes. The event, which is free to attend, will offer refreshments, giveaways and other in-store specials.
Mayor Benjamin Blake will assist in the celebration. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will make a presentation commemorating Howes' history and contributions to the local community. She will present a plaque to pharmacist and owner, Raymond Pantalena, Jr., honoring the occasion. With a staff of more than 15 local employees currently, it’s the store’s tradition of excellent customer service throughout the years that Pantalena and others say have led to the business’ continued success.