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Minute with the Mayor: Milford Mayor Ben Blake Talks Juneteenth Celebration

posted on August 29, 2021

June 2021 via Milford’s HamletHub In this episode of Minute with the Mayor, Milford Mayor Ben Blake meets with Nija Phelps to talk about Milford’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19 from 10am to 4pm at the Gazebo in downtown Milford. Watch the video here

No Tax Hike For 6th Straight Year In Milford

posted on August 29, 2021

By Brian McCready on May 2021 via Milford Patch Mayor Ben Blake announced that for the sixth consecutive year taxpayers will see a decrease in the amount of local taxes due. On Wednesday night, the Board of Aldermen adopted the Mayor’s budget reducing taxes for fiscal year 2021-2022. Milford’s tax rate will be reduced to… continue reading

Hundreds of new businesses to help Milford avoid tax increase for sixth year in a row

posted on August 28, 2021

by Peter Hvizdak – March 2021 via Milford Mirror A steady influx of new businesses has Mayor Ben Blake optimistic that Milford residents will see a sixth straight year without a tax increase. “A big part of our budgeting every year is going into the budget season with the ultimate goal of not increasing taxes,”… continue reading

Milford Secures Affordable Housing Moratorium

posted on August 19, 2019

By Brian McCready on August 2019 via Milford Patch After long last and a lot of hard work by multiple people, the city of Milford has secured a four-year moratorium on affordable housing developments beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20, Mayor Ben Blake announced at a press conference at City Hall. Blake used the word “great” on… continue reading

New Initiatives Unveiled In Milford Mayor’s State Of The City

posted on August 1, 2019

By Brian McCready on August 1, 2019 via Milford Patch Milford Mayor Ben Blake delivered his state-of-the-city address for 2019 on Thursday afternoon. Here’s everything he had to say. Continue reading

Chairman says Blake has ‘made the city proud’

posted on July 23, 2019

By Jill Dion on July 23, 2019 via Milford Mirror Four-term incumbent Mayor Ben Blake accepted the Democratic Town Committee’s nomination to run for a fifth term during a convention July 22 at Milford City Hall, and current alderman Karen Fortunati accepted the nomination to run alongside him for the position of city clerk. Town… continue reading

State of City: It’s a winning ball game in Milford

posted on September 10, 2017

By Jill Dion on July 28, 2017 – Milford Mirror Mayor Ben Blake’s State of the City Address Thursday was peppered with references to the Foran High School baseball team’s 2017 Class L state championship win, and there were plenty of baseball analogies meant to show that despite challenges, the City of Milford is prospering…. continue reading

‘We’ve Accomplished A Lot Together’: Mayor Ben Blake

posted on June 15, 2017

By Brian McCready (Milford Patch) – May 24, 2017 Democratic Mayor Ben Blake says much has been accomplished over the past several years but there is still more work that needs to be accomplished, which is why he’s decided to run for reelection this fall. Blake in a statement to Patch said: “When I first… continue reading

Grand list shows strong growth in Milford

posted on June 15, 2017

By Milford Mirror on March 20, 2017 The 2016 grand list showed an increase of 1.84% over the 2015 list, and city leaders say that’s a substantial growth, one that will help keep taxes stable in Milford. The grand list is the total amount of assessed taxable property in the city. Milford’s 2016 grand list… continue reading

Mayor Ben Blake Travels to Hartford to Fight Major Reductions in State Funds For Milford

posted on March 6, 2017

By Jamie Wilkins (Milford Patch) – March 5, 2017 As you’re aware if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal is enacted by the Legislature Milford taxpayers could lose $11 million in state aid, which is the second most amount in the state. Milford Mayor Ben Blake made the 60-minute trip to Hartford recently to protest… continue reading

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