Dagsboro


Frankford decides against police department merger

In the wake of the departure of its police chief — its sole police officer — over the summer, Frankford officials and residents early this week continued to wrestle with how best to maintain an acceptable level of public safety in the town. But...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:36am

Neighbors fight against Oakwood Homes applications

More than a dozen residents of Hoot Owl Lane near Dagsboro came out to a Sussex County Board of Adjustment meeting on Oct. 2 to voice their opposition to a special-use exception application filed by Oakwood Homes.

The company was seeking a...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:35am

Unified police department proposal in Frankford’s court

Frankford may be facing a referendum in the coming weeks to substantially increase their property taxes, as it looks to team up with the Town of Dagsboro to unify their police departments.

Last week, the Towns of Dagsboro and Frankford...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:54am

Bare recognized for rescuing animal control officer

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Dagsboro Patrolman Tyler Bare, third from left, receives his American Police Hall of Fame Silver Star for Bravery award. With Bare, from left, is Staff Sgt. Harry Litten, Chief Floyd Toomey and Dagsboro Mayor Brian...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:47am

Dagsboro residents question developer rental properties

The Woodlands of Pepper’s Creek property owners attended this week’s Dagsboro Town Council meeting to voice their concerns related to developer Fernmoor Homes renting out properties within the community.

Dina Mach, president of the Home...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:54am

Frankford police proposal would more than triple coverage

If Frankford and Dagsboro unify their police departments, Frankford residents could pay more than $200 per year in additional town taxes, beyond what they currently pay, according to figures presented at an informational meeting in the Frankford...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:38am

‘It’s a community garden’

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: Piet Oudolf, designer of the meadowlands of the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, signs copies of his book during a work day at the Gardens last week.How does a soybean field become a world-class garden? One...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:23am

Frankford, Dagsboro to meet on possibly joining (police) forces

Last month, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey presented some information to the Frankford Town Council about what it would take to join the two towns’ police forces.

At the Aug. 7 meeting, Toomey said the Town of Dagsboro currently has...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:17pm

Jayne’s Reliable to host event featuring celebrity DIYers

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver : David and Karen Jayne sit at one of Karen Murray’s re-finished pieces of vintage furniture with pots of Debi’s Design Diary paint.Excitement is building at Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro.

In...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:42am

Dagsboro and Frankford discuss possible joint police force

With the Town of Frankford temporarily without police coverage after former police chief Mark Hudson resigned from his post July 27 after serving less than a full year, Frankford officials are looking into other avenues to provide police...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:37am

Dagsboro offer for school resource officer rejected by IRSD

At the monthly town council meeting on July 17, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey reported to the council on his presentation to the Indian River School District regarding the role of school resource officer.

Dagsboro had asked Toomey to...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:31am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

Dagsboro’s Cole Haden takes his act on the road

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Cole Haden outside the MIlton Theatre.When I wrote an article about him in the Coastal Point two years ago, Cole Haden was preparing to leave Dagsboro for the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:49am

Toomey honored by DoD for patriotic support

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey knows what it’s like to serve his country.

Toomey, a Sussex County native, first enlisted in the National Guard in 1973 but took a 19-year break in service before returning to the Guard. He was last...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:35am

Berries galore: Parsons’ Blueberry Festival to help fight cancer

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Parsons Family Farm Blueberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Parsons Farm Produce in Dagsboro.If the antioxidants in blueberries prevent cancer, then the Parsons Family Farms...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:39am

Dog ‘euthanized’ after attack near Dagsboro

A dog was killed by police on Tuesday during an active attack on a Delaware animal-control officer.

The incident, which took place on June 6, around 3:53 p.m., at 32978 DuPont Boulevard, near Dagsboro, involved multiple police agencies, as...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:28am

Antioch AME to host day of unity on Sunday, March 5

Benjamin “Ben” Beckett had a vision of salt and pepper in the congregation. So Antioch AME Church is inviting men and women of all colors to attend a special “CommUNITY Around Christ” church service on Sunday, March 5.

The special service...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:38am

National Guard renovations up for Dagsboro council approval

The Dagsboro Town Council appears set to approve planned renovations at the National Guard facility in Dagsboro.

The plans include expanding parking and equipment service facilities, installing a security fence to meet “buffer standards”...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:48am

Local couple celebrates a Marvel-ous 70 years together

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Irene and Charles Marvel in their kitchen in Dagsboro.Charles Marvel traveled the world in the 1940s as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. He says, however, that he had to come home to Sussex County to find his bride. Now...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:47am

Dagsboro appoints Baull as mayor

There’s a new mayor in Dagsboro, but one with a familiar face.

Brian Baull Sr. was appointed as mayor of the Town of Dagsboro at its December town council meeting, replacing Norwood Truitt, who remains on the council.

Baull said the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:49am

Dagsboro’s new administrator dives right into the job

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Cindi Brought is fully immersed in her new duties as administrator of the Town of Dagsboro.For two months, Dagsboro Town Hall was without day-to-day leadership. But Cynthia “Cindi” Brought has returned to the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:42am

Rehoboth man arrested after pursuit

Timothy J. DrabicA Rehoboth Beach man was arrested last week following a high-speed pursuit involving seven law-enforcement agencies.

According to police, around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, a black SUV was observed traveling northbound in the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:13am

Organizers break ground on groundbreaking garden

Coastal Point Photos • Laura Walter: It’s not really a ground-breaking event without dignitaries, officials and volunteers chipping in to get things started, and things got started in a major fashion at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:44am

Public welcome to rare look at botanic garden

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: From left, Peggie Ravida, Karen Dudley, Selma Tepper, Greg Tepper, Janet Point and Carol McCloud volunteered last week to get some work done at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek.Beside a quiet country road...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:35am

Local scouts take part in NYC Veterans Day Parade

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Members of Troops 382 and 105 marched in the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11.A group of 20 boys from Sussex County marched proudly in New York City’s Veterans Day parade on Friday,...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:33am

Cemetery’s youngest recognized with monument

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Bishop William Francis Malooly of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington uses holy oil to bless on Sunday, Sept. 11, the new memorial that will bear the names of babies buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery near...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:04am

Dagsboro removes Thompson from P&Z

The Dagsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to remove a member of its Planning & Zoning Commission

According to Chapter 34 § 34-4, “The Mayor, with the approval of the majority of the Town Council, may remove any member of...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:36am

IRHS BPA, FFA to host color-run fundraiser June 11

The students of the Indian River High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) will walk, jog and run to raise funds for the school, which is introducing a program called My School Color Run (MSCR).

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Ornish program helps Dagsboro woman undo her heart disease

“I have always been active and exercised regularly — that’s why it was such a surprise when I passed out for no apparent reason in 2014,” said Wilma Petenbrink, 68, of Dagsboro. “I fell and fractured my spine when I passed out, but throughout my...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:05am

Botanic Gardens adds two new board members

The Delaware Botanic Gardens board of directors has elected two new members, Ruth Rogers Clausen and Janet Meenehan Point. The additions bring to 10 the number of board members who are working to open the garden along Pepper Creek in Dagsboro....

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:47am

Community invited to join in National Day of Prayer

On May 5, Christians around that U.S. were set to come together for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, gathering on Thursday at noon at designated locations, to pray together.

According to the event’s website, “It is an unprecedented...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 1:50am

Fundraiser to benefit Botanic Gardens

Cocktails on the Ocean, a fundraiser for the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, will take place April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the oceanfront home of Chuck Coltman in North Bethany.

The event will offer the chance to talk with...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:07am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Police seek second suspect in Dagsboro home-invasion

State police detectives this week arrested a Georgetown man in connection with a home invasion-style robbery at a Dagsboro-area residence.

Police said the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, at a residence on Parsons...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:23am

Delaware Botanic Gardens awarded $750,000 grant from Longwood Foundation

The Longwood Foundation has approved a $750,000 grant to the Delaware Botanic Gardens to help it begin work on Phase One of the garden, located on Pepper Creek near Dagsboro.

The grant will be provided in two components: an immediate...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:45am

Dagsboro resident to compete for Miss Teen title

Kylie Ucman of Dagsboro was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place on Sunday, Dec. 20. Ucman learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:21am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Dagsboro Road to close at Route 113 for two weeks

This December, a two-week road closure will impact traffic south of Millsboro.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that Dagsboro Road (Route 20) will be closed between Cricket Street and U.S. Route 113,...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:13am

Dagsboro incumbents will keep their seats

Dagsboro won’t host a town council election in 2015, as the only three nominees were the incumbents filing for re-election.

There were no challengers for seats held by Brian Baull (vice mayor), Pat Miller or Theresa Ulrich (secretary/...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:03am

Dagsboro tree lighting set for this weekend

Dagsboro will light up on Saturday, Nov. 28, as the Christmas season kicks off at Katie Helm Town Park.

The Town of Dagsboro will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Residents and visitors can enjoy free cookies and hot...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00am

Be heard: Planning begins for Dagsboro Downtown district

What do people see in Dagsboro’s future?

Dagsboro could win grant money to create a truly thriving downtown. So now is the time to plan, with a new task force forming to write the Downtown Development District Plan.

On Nov. 12, the...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:19am

‘Rock star’ designer coming to local botanical garden

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Piet Oudolf is an international star where gardens are concerned. Here he is being interviewed at Delaware Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 18. Oudolf has agreed to transform approximately 1.5 acres into a flowing...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:25am

Dagsboro council stresses over massage spa ordinance

When it comes to the issue of allowing massage parlors in town, the Dagsboro Town Council is far from relaxed.

During the regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, members of the council listened to the proposal from a...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:08am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

County approves commercial zoning for Route 20 property

Sussex County Council this week approved a change-of-zone application filed by Riverview Associates III LLC, for property located on the southwest side of Dagsboro Road, approximately halfway between Dagsboro and Millsboro. The property was zoned...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:39am

Delaware Seaside Railroad Club to hold grand opening in new home

After years of searching, the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club has finally found a place to call home.

“It’s wonderful because it’s ours,” said club member Bill Ziegler of the club’s new home. “We can do what we want to enhance the club and...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:45am

BREAKING NEWS: Four-car crash in Millsboro injures 15 people

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a four-vehicle crash in which 15 people were injured that occurred late this morning in Millsboro.

Police said the crash occurred Sunday, July 5, about 11:54 a.m., at the intersection of...

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 8:12am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Dagsboro posts 2015-2016 tax assessments

The Dagsboro Town Council this week announced that the 2015-2016 annual assessment list had been posted at Dagsboro Town Hall and throughout town, giving residents the opportunity to appeal their tax assessments.

“Now’s the time that...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:09pm