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Thank You Mayor Blake: Well Done Sir.

Thanks to Milford Mayor Blake for his leadership of Milford through Super Storm Sandy

I want to thank Mayor Ben Blake for his incredible leadership through this very difficult time in our city. People in my neighborhood and across our city have been talking, they have seen him walking the streets of their neighborhoods, personally addressing many peoples' questions and concerns. As Milford's new Mayor, Mayor Blake was severely tested and responded with unparalleled focus, action and leadership. Thank you Mayor Blake, well done.  

I'd also like to also thank Chief Mello and all Milford's Police officers. They maintained a constant and visible presence in our darkened neighborhoods each night. Many thanks also to Fire Chief Healey and Emergency Director LaVecchia for their leadership and to Public Works Director Bruce Kolwicz and all public works workers and all city workers who contributed to pulling us through this difficult time. I was proud of our City and our City's response to Storm Sandy. Thank you all.

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LAM November 10, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Uh, isn't that like his and the cops jobs?
JE November 10, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Yes it's their job, but just becuase it's someone's job doesn't mean he/she will do it effectively. I ditto Mr. Smith's comments. I think all in all the city handled the crisis very well and will continue to address the needs of the residents with compassion and effective leadership.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 11, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Yes I will also join and thank our city officials for doing their jobs. That is why they are paid such salaries. I want to that Joe Dellamonica a member of the PZB and his wife who cooked food and brought it to storm victims on Staten Island this was beyond the call of duty for this retired police officer. Many residents have survived with their lives, Now we must see how this city with a big heart treats them in recovering. This is where our Mayor and Boards will really be tested.Based on the results of Insurance coverage no victem came out whole the last time around. Now the new administration have the opportunity to make a record for thenselves without trying to emulate the prior Republican Administration. So far I agree with Rich Smith, but he is more than just a resident of Milford.
Michael Brown November 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Rainbow Gardens offered a free breakfast to hurricane Sandy victims. http://milford.patch.com/articles/rainbow-gardens-offering-free-hot-breakfast-today
JE November 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
There are COUNTLESS of residents and Milford businesses who have gone above and beyond to help and I trust there will be many more. At one of the grocery stores just yesterday I witnessed enormous outpouring of support at the Scout Food drive. Jonathan Law students did a telethon and other school families are rallying to support those in need in their communities. These people don't do this to get their names printed in the paper or on blog. They do it because it's the right thing to do.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 11, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I agree, many in Milford give our motto real status "The city with a big heart" Most charity is done in private. It is the "fourth estates" job to bring it to light.
Joe November 12, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I have to agree, The City of Milford did a great job. Our city shines when it put in difficult situation like Sandy. I would like Mayor Blake to look at the reverse 911 policy, I feel it’s was a little over utilize. I love the system. Some of the calls where not warrantied!
LAM November 13, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Mr. Goldwyn: You said: "Now we must see how this city with a big heart treats them in recovering. This is where our Mayor and Boards will really be tested.Based on the results of Insurance coverage no victem came out whole the last time around." By these words are you saying that you believe the city and it's taxpayers should bail them out financially? If so then by all means take your OWN checkbook and cut a nice big check. No one is stopping you. As horrible as the storm was and I do sympathise with the victims, a lot more Milford residents have been victims of the economic tsunami that Hartford, Washington and Wall Street have devastated taxpayers with.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Dear LAM, Yes we are our Brothers keeper. and I don't just take from my community, but contribute to it also. The fact that I suffered no storm damage during the past two years, does not mean that I have to have no sympathy for those who did. Who knows what my situation will be in the future. Last Monday on giving day, I donated a pint of blood at the BPOE. That is something you can't obtain with taxes. Dear Joe, I too received over 2 dozen warnings from the police, but better to receive too many than not to have received the one important one.

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