Monthly Archives: September 2016

Video Available of Citizens for Milford’s Recent Public Meeting

A discussion of the proposed Chapter 40B apartment complex Robsham Village and its potential positive and negative impacts on our community was the primary agenda item at our September 21, 2016 public meeting held at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Steve Trettel presented an overview of information provided by Town Counsel Gerald Moody.

The residents who attended had many questions, which Citizens for Milford typed and forwarded to Attorney Moody for a response. Those answers will be provided on this website the first week of October.

Thank you Milford TV for another excellent job!


Early Voting Now Available in Massachusetts

Vote ButtonThe following information was provided by the Milford Town Clerk’s Office on September 26, 2016:

We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: All you need is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 19th, 2016.

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In Milford, early voting can be done in person at Town Hall during the following dates and times:
Monday through Friday October 24th through October 28th from 8:30 am until 5pm and also October 31st through November 4th from 8:30 am until 5pm.

For public convenience, Milford has also decided to offer weekend hours on Saturday, October 29th from 9am until 1pm ONLY.

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Town of Milford Clerk’s Office, 52 Main Street, Room 12, Milford, MA 01757. You can find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website:

Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules.


Sponsor a Flag to Fly in the “Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags”

Each Sponsored Flag will Fly in Draper Memorial Park for Five Patriotic Holidays Starting this Veterans Day

draper-statue-with-flagCitizens for Milford is partnering with the Milford Corps of the Salvation Army to organize the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags, a tribute acknowledging the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active military personnel with a display of American flags to be placed in Draper Memorial Park on five patriotic holidays each year starting this Veterans Day.

For a $60 donation, you can sponsor a 3′ x 5′ American flag, standing tall on a 10′ staff, in Draper Memorial Park. Each flag will include a yellow ribbon with an attached card naming the person being honored, military branch, years of service, and sponsor’s name. You can choose to sponsor a flag in honor of a veteran (alive or deceased) or an active member of the military. You can also choose to sponsor a flag in honor of all our nation’s veterans.

TO SPONSOR A FLAG for the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags project, click here to print a copy of the  Field of Flags Order Form. Please be sure to complete the form and mail it to the address provided on the form with your $60 check made out to SALVATION ARMY before October 31.

To read more details about this opportunity to recognize our veterans and active military personnel in such a tangible way, click here.