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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

Mayor Blake Asks State Lawmakers to Fix Affordable Housing Statute

posted on February 17, 2017

By Brian McCready (Milford Patch) – February 17, 2017 Milford Mayor Ben Blake provided testimony for today’s hearing in Hartford in support of the amendments to Section 8-30g, which is also knows as the state’s affordable housing statute, of the Connecticut General Statutes through Committee Bill No. 535. Continue Reading

Fitch upgrades city’s bond rating to AAA

posted on November 21, 2016

The nation’s premier rating agency, Fitch, upgraded Milford’s bond rating to ‘AAA,’ the highest possible credit grade a city can receive, Mayor Ben Blake said in a press release issued Friday. This is higher than the 2015 rating, in which Fitch rated Milford’s general obligation bonds AA+. Continue reading via Milford Mirror November 21, 2016… continue reading

New and Improved Ambulance Service in Milford: Mayor’s Office

posted on October 25, 2016

The City of Milford, in conjunction with its Fire Department, is proud to announce a new partnership with Nelson Ambulance Service, which will be assisting the City with the transportation of patients to area hospitals, both the mayor’s office and the Fire Department said Tuesday in a news release. Continue reading via Milford Patch October… continue reading

State of City: Mayor says Milford is stronger than ever

posted on May 20, 2016

During the annual State of the City address Friday before the Milford Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Ben Blake said Milford is stronger than ever and perfectly positioned to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. He listed the things that he says make Milford great and that prove his assertion that the city is… continue reading

Blake wins 3rd term as Milford mayor, ready to get back to work

posted on November 11, 2015

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Ben Blake was voted into a third term Tuesday, beating his challenger, Republican Paula Smith, 6,180 to 5,506. “The city of Milford is in good shape and I can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow,” a beaming Blake told the crowd gathered at headquarters Tuesday night. Blake, who said he could… continue reading

City maintains strong bond rating

posted on October 27, 2015

The City of Milford has received positive feedback on its financial management and affirmation of high bond ratings from the three premier rating agencies, according to a press release from the mayor’s office Tuesday. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services described Milford’s finances as stable, prudent, and healthy, Mayor Benjamin… continue reading

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