Extraordinary Circumstances

A community comes together with support, patience and selflessness.


When we as a community in Milford face difficult times we come together, neighbor helping neighbor,  demonstrating inspiration, patience and  selflessness.  During these past few days, in the wake of the largest snow storm we have faced in history, we have looked in on our elders, shoveled out our neighbors and found comfort with our families as our city undertook the most formidable challenge of our time, to dig us out from beneath an unprecedented 38 inches of snow.

Most residents contribute to this wonderful sense of community, one that is grateful to each of our city employees and contractors who are out, around the clock, away from their families digging out street after street, as quickly as possible so each of us might be able to resume our lives. These same residents may not have had their street cleared yet and still they demonstrate support and understanding that this storm is bigger than just "our" street. These folks realize that the city cannot plow this volume of snow, instead they have to actually pick it up and move it, on more than 1,100 streets across our city. These are extraordinary circumstances. 

Still, there are a few, there always are, that do not contribute and support but instead choose to complain, scream and kick because their particular street hasn't been cleared yet. They weave stories without any first hand knowledge of what the city is up against. To these people I say; do you not think the city is doing everything it can to clear every street in our city? Did you happen to see that we had 38 inches dumped on us?  Do you realize we all  want our street plowed, now! Do you know we are all pissed off because we don't need this hassle in our lives and no matter how much we want someone to blame somebody, it's no one's fault.  

To the Mayor, our Public Works employees as well as Police and Fire, thank you from one grateful resident who knows how hard everyone is working to help us recover from this epic storm.Keep up the good work, we will egt through this together

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