Lifeguards on duty in Milford this weekend

Lifeguards will be on duty Memorial Day weekend at Milford beaches, according to the city's recreation department.

Lifeguards will be on duty at Anchor, Gulf, Hawley and Walnut beaches from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25; Sunday, May 26; and Monday, May 27.

After the Memorial Day Weekend, the lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only on Saturdays and Sundays until regular lifeguard service begins July 1.

"Beachgoers should be aware that per policy of the Park, Beach & Recreation Commission all recreation facilities are now smoke and tobacco free," states an announcement from the recreation department.

"No animals are allowed on the beach; baseball and other athletic activities are allowed only in permitted areas. No animals or bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk; the possession and/or consumption of alcohol is prohibited; and jumping off the fishing piers is prohibited."

"The Recreation Department also reminds the public that they should not hike on the 'sandbar' to Charles Island if any portion of it is covered by water.