29th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award Ceremony
Believing in Tomorrow, Today!
Milford, Connecticut – Mayor Ben Blake, in conjunction with Milford Youth and Family Services, will present the 29th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award in a ceremony scheduled on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00pm at City Hall.
Each year, the Mayor and Milford Youth and Family Services recognize youth that have performed outstanding service to improve Milford or to assist its residents. Teachers, parents, and others in the community nominate youth for this award. Nominees are considered for individual awards in three age-based categories: elementary, middle, and high school. In addition, there is a fourth category to honor the accomplishments of youth groups.
Nomination forms can be obtained from Milford Youth and Family Services at 150 Gulf Street, the Mayor’s office, or from the City of Milford Youth and Family Services website:
The nomination deadline is Monday, April 3, 2017
Questions may be directed to Christie Roche, Program Coordinator, Milford Youth and Family Services at 203-783-3253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford, Connecticut – As President Donald Trump was being sworn in during inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Friday, a group of primarily Democrats rallied on the steps of Milford City Hall for what one member called an “anti-inaugural rally.”
Speakers with the group Milford Speaks Out argued for causes and ideals that they believe will be compromised under a Trump administration, from environmental issues to women’s rights to affordable health care.
Speakers included some of Milford’s stand-out environmentalists, like Jeanne Cervin, a former member of the Planning and Zoning Board, and Barbara Milton, former director of the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center.
Alderman Frank Smith told the crowd that he had hoped Jan. 20 would be a day he would celebrate the first woman president of the United States.
“Because of what we have heard and the trepidation we go into this new administration with, it is important that we all gather together,” Smith said.
The message on the steps of City Hall was that people need to fight for issues that are important to them. Milton said people can make a difference themselves in terms of the environment, by recycling, using less water and paying attention to energy and environmental laws. Elizabeth Wright said people need to continue to support public education.
Article and Youtube Video Credited to the Milford Mirror
MILFORD, Connecticut – Advocacy group MilfordSpeaks Out is holding a rally at noon Friday on the steps of City Hall, “in solidarity with other Milford residents who are ready to make a commitment to uphold the values of fairness, honesty, integrity, tolerance and respect,” according to a press release.
The event, which according to the release focuses on various aspects of protecting democracy, aims to touch on issues including the environment, climate change, women’s rights and homelessness. The event, the release says, aims “to counter ignorance and hate, and most importantly, to push back against cynicism and apathy.”
This event will start at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. For more information, call 203-767-6629 or visit the Facebook page of MilfordSpeaksOut.
New Haven Register Article: nhregister.com/milfordspeaksout
Milford Mirror Article: http://www.milfordmirror.com/70171/milford-group-rallies-for-democratic-ideals-on-inauguration-day/
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — As Republicans threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senator Chris Murphy stopped in New Haven Wednesday to talk with people about the law. He heard from people who have benefited from it….
The fear is that if the law is repealed, young adults will not be able to stay on their parents’ plans. There is also a concern that women may be charged more for their plans than men. Many with preexisting conditions are worried too….Murphy has been speaking out about the need to protect and defend the Affordable Care Act. He believes repealing it would be disastrous. He says though it has been good for millions of people, it isn’t perfect.
“We should be working on fixing it, making it better – not repealing it and going back to the time when there were 20 million people without insurance in this country,” Murphy said.
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Milford, Connecticut – In this video, Milford Mayor Ben Blake speaks with Steve Johnson, Open Space and Natural Resource Agent about the natural beauty of Milford. The mayor would like to encourage residents to walk around Milford to appreciate its natural beauty.
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