Letter: A Phone Call with Milford's Mayor

Rita Simone writes about her one-on-one meeting with Milford Mayor Ben Blake.


Dear Editor,

Imagine my delight when I received a "personal phone call" from Ben Blake, our new Mayor, and after only one request for a meeting. I was greeted with a strong handshake and big smile. I was early but immediately ushered into his office. He was charming and not overbearing or puffed up with his position.

We chatted, I had a few issues to discuss, he took notes and even made a phone call  to one of the departments on my behalf. To my astonishment, he got results right away. My family and I have lived in Milford, in the same house or some 56+ years.

For a while now, with sadness,  I have been thinking about pulling up roots and leaving Milford, but now I am digging in and seeing it through. I know there is someone looking after us, leading with a strong hand. He is also really interested in what I am feeling and experiencing.

Bravo Mr. Mayor welcome, you are a ray of sunshine, keep on keeping on.  It was a pleasure meeting you, I have gained back my faith.


Rita Simone 

jungis4545 June 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
How exciting and pointless reading this was.
Bonnie Clark June 16, 2012 at 05:50 PM
It's really nice to know that our mayor is so approachable. It's refreshing to see an elected official taking the high road and going the extra mile in representing the people of his town on such an individual level!!! Bravo to Mayor Blake!!!
christine June 18, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I agree I have had the pleasure of meeting mayor Blame in a number of occasions and he is very open to having the citizens of Milford stop by town hall and discuss concerns and ideas with him personally


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