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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

Milford Ends Fiscal Year With a Multi-Million Dollar Surplus

posted on October 21, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Milford has ended the fiscal year with a multi-million dollar surplus. “Our enviable total fund balance now stands at $24 million following four consecutive budget surpluses,” continued Erodici in a prepared statement released by the Mayor’s office. “I am very pleased with the progress the City has… continue reading

Plan would put Connecticut on Internet fast track

posted on March 7, 2015

To hear Milford Mayor Ben Blake tell it, wiring Connecticut for ultra-high-speed Internet access is the modern version of building roads and bridges. “It used to be based on where the trains went through or the highways,” he said. “Now the economic driver is Internet technology. You have to get on that train or perish.”… continue reading

350 parking spaces proposed for Milford’s downtown

posted on March 7, 2015

Could the purchase of a 2.2-acre strip transform the city’s downtown into a more commuter- and shopper-friendly place? Mayor Benjamin Blake thinks so, which is why he’s excited about the expected approval soon by the State Bond Commission of nearly $5 million to pay for the first phase of a parking plan that would allow… continue reading

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