Mayor Blake announces he will seek a second term

Mayor Ben Blake announced Thursday evening that he will seek a second term as mayor.

The Democrat took office 18 months ago, replacing former Mayor James Richetelli Jr., a long-time Republican mayor who took a job working for the city’s school system.

Blake said he thinks his administration accomplished a lot in 18 months, from overseeing recovery efforts after two major storms, to creating efficiencies in city government and finding new streams of revenue.

“I’m thankful, proud and honored” to be mayor, Blake said.

“There’s much, much more to do," he added.

Read more in next week’s Milford Mirror.