The public is invited to the
The Inauguration of
Benjamin G. Blake as Mayor
Linda Stock as City Clerk
The Elected Officials of the City of Milford
(Board of Alderman, Board of Education, Planning & Zoning Board & Constables)
The ceremony will be held
7 p.m. on November 20th
at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Parsons Government Center
70 W. River Street
Many of the people who braved the brisk temperatures and light rain Sunday did so out of a sense of patriotism and pride, to celebrate their own veteran family members and to express gratitude for those who have served this nation.
Milford Public Schools are open this Veteran’s Day. There will be programs across the school district to learn about and show appreciation for our veterans.
The City of Milford will host its annual Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 2 p.m. All units and marchers are asked to assemble at the Daniel Wasson Field parking lot at 1:00pm.
The focus for the parade is the 60th Anniversary of the “Forgotten War”, where we will salute our Veterans of the Korean War. The keynote speaker will be Joseph Carvalko, Air Force Veteran, Lawyer and author of the novel “We Were Beautiful Once, Chapters from a Cold War” inspired by a trial he conducted regarding the mysterious disappearance of a POW during the Korean War.
As, always, the Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 11th, 2013 in front of City Hall at 11:00am. All are invited to attend this short but moving ceremony.
Please join us this Veterans Day to honor all our veterans who have served this country to ensure and preserve our freedoms, as they still do today.
Milford’s own, Joe Prisco
Posted on MilfordPatch.com:
Rich Smith, Chairman of the Milford Democratic Town Comittee
I’d like to extend a sincere congratulations to all the candidates, Republicans
and Democrats, those that won their races yesterday and those who did not.
What’s so great is the passion with which each sought office, an office
which, with the exception of city clerk and mayor, doesn’t pay!
While I know the great Democratic candidates we ran this year, I also had a honor of
meeting many of the Republican candidates over the course of the past many weeks
and without exception I found each to be engaged, friendly, thoughtful and
sincere. All great candidates. They, along with their Democratic counterparts
ran good solid campaigns, focused solely on the issues facing our city.
So, Congratulations to Linda Stock and Mayor Blake and to all the
candidates who participated in yesterday’s contest. Well done.
Now, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and work together for the good of our great city.
And congratulations to Mayor Blake for your impressive win. You
too avoided the distractions of campaigns and never once criticized your
opponent. Your win yesterday is well deserved. Much success to you in your next
Election Results and New Members of the Boards of Aldermen, Education & Planning & Zoning
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.
Election Day Voters’ Guide from CtPost.com.
Polls will be open on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. As long as you’re in line by 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.
Polling Place Look-up
Election Day Registration
Eligible Connecticut voters who are not yet registered can still sign up to vote on Election Day. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced last week that Tuesday’s municipal election will mark the first time that Election Day registration will be in effect in Connecticut. You still must meet the basic requirements; you must be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, and you must be a U.S. citizen. To register in person, you will need to supply proof of identity and residence.
Under state law eligible state residents may register on election day at their respective town or city hall. Those who register on election day then will be afforded a room to vote in at that municipal building.
If you need further information regarding registering to vote, call the Milford Registrars of Voters office: (203) 783-3240.
Qualifications: As a small business owner, I managed time, money and people. As a customer service representative for the past five years, I know the importance of a good customer experience from both the consumer and company side. I have been privileged to serve Milford as a mentor to middle school children, a soccer and softball coach, was involved in Special Olympics and served as president of the Milford and Connecticut Jaycees. I currently serve on the Milford Housing Partnership Commission and the Board of Directors of Bridges. Serving as City Clerk would be a natural extension of my experience.
What do you hope to accomplish: As City Clerk, I will constantly seek to improve customer service. The efficiencies and value-added services Mayor Ben Blake has brought to City Hall should permeate every department, including the Office of City Clerk. We must remember that our residents are our top priority. My goal is to enhance the customer experience, both in the office and on-line. There should be opportunities to complete some transactions by computer, and everyone must feel welcome coming into the office at any time. Milford’s citizens must feel confident they are our #1 priority and their hard-earned money is being well spent.