Monthly Archives: February 2023

SAVE THE DATE! Candidate Forum Planned for Tuesday, March 21

All Milford Voters Invited to Attend the Candidate Forum and
Ask Questions of the Candidates on March 21

Citizens for Milford, in partnership with Milford TV, invites all Milford voters to attend the tenth annual Candidate Forum featuring candidates in the three contested races in Milford’s upcoming town election.

The forum will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature candidates running for the 3-year seat on the Planning Board and candidates running for School Committee. The forum will take place in Upper Town Hall. All candidates have been invited to meet voters beginning at 6:30 p.m. before the forum begins. This event is free and open to the public.

Candidates running for Planning Board who will be participating in the forum include John Ted E. DePaolo Jr. and Michael P. Visconti. (Note: Christopher Wilson is no longer able to participate due to a newly scheduled meeting with the School Committee, of which he is the chair.) School Committee candidates who will be participating include Martin I. Montoya, Brendan Rickert, and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

Citizens for Milford members José Costa and Geri Eddins will be joined by Milford resident and former School Committee member Joe Morais to moderate the forum. The forum will begin with a two-minute opening statement from each of the candidates. A highlight of the forum will be the presentation of challenge issues by the candidates in which each candidate presents one key issue he believes the Planning Board or School Committee must address. Following the challenge issue segment, the moderators will invite audience members to pose questions to the candidates.

Citizens for Milford Chairperson Geri Eddins states, “Citizens for Milford is pleased to be hosting the Candidate Forum for the tenth year. We encourage voters to join us in Town Hall on March 21 to meet the candidates and ask their own questions regarding issues confronting the community and our schools.”

Milford voters who are unable to attend the forum are encouraged to send their questions for the candidates in advance by email ( or by Facebook messenger (@CitizensforMilford). In addition, Citizens for Milford will accept questions during each live broadcast by email (, Facebook messenger (@CitizensforMilford), and by phone. The phone number will be displayed on the TV screen during each broadcast. The moderators will make every effort to ensure as many voter questions as possible are posed to the candidates.

REVISED: Milford TV will broadcast the forum live on the educational channel (Comcast 11 | Verizon 40), Verizon channel HD 2140,, and the Milford TV app. In addition, Milford TV will record the forum for on-demand viewing and will rebroadcast it in the days leading up to the election on April 4. Citizens for Milford will also provide a link to the video on its website and Facebook page as soon as it is available.

Citizens for Milford Announces 2023 Events

Citizens for Milford is looking forward to working with others in the community to organize another year of signature events. All these community events are free and open to everyone.

Candidate Forums: March 21 and 22, 2023 (Tentative)
Next month we will be collaborating with Milford TV to host our Tenth Annual Candidate Forum series featuring the candidates in contested races in Milford’s upcoming town election. At this time, we plan to host two forums: one on the evening of Tuesday, March 21 and the second on the evening of Wednesday, March 22. Both will be held in Upper Town Hall and broadcast live on Milford TV. We may change this plan depending upon how many candidates pull and return papers by the deadline of February 14. The candidates will be invited to meet voters at 6:30 p.m. before each forum begins at 7:00 p.m.

Milford Beautification Day: April 22, 2023
For the eighth year, Citizens for Milford will work in partnership with Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail to organize Beautification Day. Beautification Day is Milford’s annual clean-up event, which enables area residents, organizations, and businesses to work together to beautify our community by picking up trash around town. Milford Beautification Day will be held Saturday, April 22 (rain or shine) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags:
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day

Citizens for Milford and the Milford Corps of the Salvation Army are planning the initial installation of the 2023 Field of Flags in Draper Memorial Park on May 24 for Memorial Day. This first display of the year will launch the seventh year for this project, which serves as a tribute acknowledging the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active military personnel. Additional displays of the Field of Flags are scheduled for Independence Day and Veterans Day.   

Veterans Day Ceremony: November 10, 2023
The Milford Veterans Advisory Council and Citizens for Milford invite all area veterans and residents to attend a special ceremony commemorating Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 in Draper Memorial Park, weather permitting. The ceremony will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Veterans Day Parade at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting: December 1, 2023
Citizens for Milford is planning the Eighth Annual Milford Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Draper Memorial Park on the evening of Friday, December 1. All Milford residents are invited to arrive starting at 5:30 p.m. for cookies, hot chocolate, and chili. The tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. Highlights of this annual event include the holiday carol sing-along led by members of the Greater Milford Community Chorus, as well as a special visit from Santa Claus.