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YIR: Editor's Choice 2012

Editor’s Choice for Most Interesting Stories of 2012 that didn’t make Most Read.


Milford Cinema Sells for $5.8 Million

The Visions for Vacancies column (originated by Patch Regional Editor Gary Jeanfaivre) has been a great way for the Milford community to weigh in on vacant properties around town.

The sale of the Milford Showcase on Cherry Street, a few months after the property had been profiled in V4V, was a big deal for Milford, and now the question becomes what will replace it.

Milford Police Dogs Serve with Distinction

The dogs are also taking on new tasks necessitated by contemporary global hazards. State Police K-9 teams with explosive-sniffing dogs are now on patrol on commuter trains and at Bradley International Airport.

Police dogs serve a public relations function, too. Officers say the dogs are particularly popular with children, and some police departments routinely hold K-9 demonstrations at community fairs and festivals.

Bomb Squad at Harborside: What Happened?

Harborside Middle School was evacuated and students were escorted to the Parsons Complex following a theatrening letter. Milford Police said that a bomb squad, State Police and emergency services were at Harborside due to the "nature of the threat."

Should Milford Beaches Allow 'Swimmies'?

On Sunday morning, Rob Whelan posed a question on the Milford Patch Facebook page:

Question: why do they not allow any type of "floaties" including swimmies at Milford beaches? Thanks!

Whelan added that his daughter had to take her swimmies off in Sunday. "The lifeguard walked over and asked," wrote.

In an email, Milford Recreation Department Recreation Supervisor Bill Garfield explained the policy:

The prohibition on children’s floaties and inflatables is designed to enhance the safety of swimmers by ensuring the lifeguards have clear sight lines, by reducing the opportunities for swimmers to get into distress, and to encourage parents to provided better supervision of their child in the water.

arkay December 31, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Anyone heard anything about Showcase? Fingers crossed for a mixed use walkable urban area (a la Blue Back Square in West Hartford).

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