Dagsboro


Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all consumer...

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:10am

Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bennetts go from grist mill to peach orchard

Traveling north on Route 20 in Dagsboro, it’s hard to miss the 2,500 peach trees that line 25 acres on the roadway’s east side. The Bennetts’ peach trees, where locals have picked their own peaches since the mid-80’s — coupled with the Parsons’...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ruth E. Hudson, 77

Ruth E. Hudson, 77, of Dagsboro, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 21, 2007. She was a retired employee of the Stockley Center in Georgetown, retiring after 17 years of service. She was a member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Della Ella McCabe Hitchens, 70

Della Ella McCabe Hitchens, 70, of Dagsboro, passed away Friday, June 22, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong member of the Hickory Hill Church in Millsboro. Her strong faith kept her involved in all offices and...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany farmers' market to open Sunday

After weeks of anticipation and months of work, the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is set to open, from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 1, in the Mercantile Peninsula Bank parking lot in town. The market will run for eight consecutive...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislation pushes IR bridge ahead

State legislation up for approval this week would allow state transportation officials to begin work on the much-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project that was delayed again in late April.

A portion of the 2008-fiscal-year bond...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Parsons training yet another young farmer

Behind his parents’ home off Route 20 in Dagsboro, Tyler Parsons snatched up a rake and went to work, seemingly determined to carry on his family’s farming tradition. But problems remain. Tyler is unfocused, and is just as determined to slip off...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:12am

Stasny brings theater talent to Dagsboro

Dagsboro resident Andy Stasny is truly one in a million. A retired pharmacist, computer specialist and Navy veteran, he now focuses his free time on theater, and he said he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Coastal Point • RYAN SAXTON:
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Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro man, 21, charged over child porn

A 21-year-old Dagsboro man was again detained Tuesday after pleading not guilty in federal court to 11 counts relating to the receipt and possession of child pornography.

Officials returned an indictment on Feb. 27, charging Brad Lee...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Woodlands of Pepper Creek inches closer to development

On Monday night, Jan. 22, the Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) recommended to the town council approval of the final site plan for the Woodlands of Pepper’s Creek, a community consisting of 48 twin-homes just off Main Street....

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro welcomes two new members to council

Terry Hearn and Norwood Truitt were sworn in at Monday’s Dagsboro Town Council meeting for the two-year term, replacing Andy Engh and Kurt Czapp, who held council positions for six and four years, respectively.

Dagsboro Mayor Wayne Baker...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro to install new postmaster

John Douds claims that he had no idea growing up that he would be working in the postal business, but the newly appointed Dagsboro postmaster said he couldn’t ask for a better career.

With 11 years working for the U.S. Postal Service,...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro readies to fill two council seats Dec. 2

Dagsboro voters will head to the polls next Saturday, Dec. 2, to choose who will fill two seats on the town council. Councilmen Kurt Czapp and Andy Enghe are not running for re-election, freeing their seats for newcomers. The two-year terms will...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro citizens petition against commissioner

Accusations flew in a heated town council meeting at the Dagsboro Bethel Center on Monday, Sept. 25. Barbara Edick presented the council with a petition with more than 100 citizens’ signatures in favor of getting rid of the town’s police...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro sets October 19 workshop on zoning changes

Dagsboro Town Council members discussed further the implementation of their Comprehensive Plan, approved in 2003, at the town meeting on Sept. 25. Representatives of town planning firm URS were present at the meeting to help explain the new town-...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro man involved in fatal accident

Although a Dagsboro man’s driving was not the primary cause of a fatal accident near Berlin, Md. about 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 17, he could still be charged with crimes related to the crash, Maryland police said.

Howard L. Lynch III, 35, of...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Delp, Romero die from accident injuries

Dagsboro resident Robert Delp died last Thursday night from injuries sustained in a June 8 Frankford-area accident that killed four others and injured three.
Delp was taken off of life support at a Washington hospital about 5:41 p.m. on...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fee ordinances revisited in Dagsboro

Two Dagsboro ordinances will be revisited in the form of public hearings at the town’s July council meeting. The ordinances passed on March 20 established an impact fee, charging developers $1,500 per EDU, and a 3 percent building permit fee....

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro planners weigh zoning against CDP map

Dagsboro’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) worked to align two maps at the May 3 commission meeting. Discrepancies had stalled William Mills’ plans for commercial development north of Warrington Street, one month earlier.

The...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro council divided over building fees

Dagsboro Town Council hangs together. However, it seems the political divide between incumbent council members and the three candidates swept into office as a quasi-party in December 2005 is still a long way from closing.

Incoming Mayor...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

County engineers outline Dagsboro sewer capacity

Dagsboro residents and elected officials heard from a whole squad of technical folk at a special meeting on April 10 — four representatives from Sussex County’s engineering department and three from county-affiliated engineering firm Stearns...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro project hits zoning snag

Dagsboro’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has been mainly occupied with residential projects of late since its reactivation in November 2005. But commission members added a commercial project to their list in recent weeks, with William...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro moving toward moratorium goals

Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) Chair Marge Eckerd reported strong progress at the March 27 town council meeting on the commission’s checklist of matters to be addressed before the town’s building moratorium expires in late July...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro enacts new revenue generators

Dagsboro Town Council may have steered the town’s finances out of the red and into the black in a single special meeting, March 20, with the installation of some significant fee increases.

Council members enacted a $1,500-per-unit impact...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro P&Z demands answers on project

The Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission wants results — not talk — from representatives for the General’s Green development. Frustrations bubbled at a March 14 meeting when representatives from the General’s Green community failed to meet the...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dasboro P & Z considers infastructure regs

Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members continue searching for ways to better regulate development in their highly popular town, and took a first look at a draft Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), at the March 1...

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro holds off on commercial project

No final approval before its time, Dagsboro Town Council members insisted, at the Feb. 27 council meeting. Land planner John Murray (Kercher Engineering) argued the case for a green light on the Cummings and Clark project (two large commercial...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro planners considers height restrictions for all

Dagsboro Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission members reviewed no projects at the Feb. 16 commission meeting but rather devoted their evening to some of the finer points of community character and design, Chiefly, they worked on a...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

DNREC responds on Pepper Creek

Developers in Dagsboro are hoping to narrow rights-of-way along Pepper Creek, from as wide as 250 feet on either side of the creek, down to something more like 25 feet.
The easement was never intended to remain at 250 feet forever,...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

DCOG parishoner organizes women's conference

Ocean View resident Laura Hattier and the 24-Seven Youth Ministry at the Dagsboro Church of God (DCOG) will hold the second in a continuing series of “Mission Possible” women’s issues discussions on Sunday, March 5.

The conferences are...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro planners play project catch-up

Up until a couple months ago, developers looking to build in Dagsboro brought their proposed projects before Dagsboro Town Council and professional planner Kyle Gulbronson of URS (on retainer with the town).

Council members vetted new...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro imposes six-month moratorium

Dagsboro residents can still repair their houses, they can still apply for commercial permits or building permits (for single-family homes only), and they can still apply for minor subdivisions (four or fewer lots). But Dagsboro Town Council put...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Whistle Stop seeks liquor license

Dagsboro Town Council somewhat grudgingly approved Whistle Stop Deli & Café owner Mike Oxbrough’s request for a certificate of compliance — the precursor to Oxbrough’s actual liquor license application — at the council’s Jan. 24 meeting....

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro residents leery despite clean water reports

Dagsboro residents facing a May 9 deadline for hook-up to the town’s water system — the end of the grace period for avoiding a $3,000 impact fee — raised questions about that deadline at the Jan. 24 council meeting.

As one resident pointed...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro moves forward with reorganization

It took a stutter-step or two, but Dagsboro Town Council successfully reformulated itself at the Dec. 19 council meeting, following an upset election earlier this month.

Both Council Members Jamie Kollock and Clay Hall stepped down this...

Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro installs planning commission

Dagsboro Town Council packed several years’ worth of new development projects into the summer and fall of 2005 — the town may never see another season like it again.

Meeting agendas were getting so overloaded with presentations from...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro trio sweeps election

Incredibly high election turnout, incredibly unambiguous result. Dagsboro residents swept in three new town council candidates — three candidates who entered the race as a team, running on a platform for change.

Patti Adams, Wayne Baker...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro explains response to contaminated water

Early on Nov. 28, Dagsboro Mayor S. Brad Connor admitted he was disappointed by the tenor of the criticisms he and other council members had received in the wake of the recent contamination of Dagsboro’s central water system.

Many of those...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro approves two cluster projects

Dagsboro town council moved forward on two new subdivisions with cluster overlays at the Nov. 28 council meeting: (1) the Village at Pepper Creek project (87 lots), north of the John M. Clayton School, west of Main Street, and (2) Charlie Zonko’s...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Meet the candidates for Dagsboro Town Council

Patti Adams
She’s a teacher at Frankford Elementary School, just a few miles south of town, and has been for quite a while. Adams has been teaching local kids, and now kids of local kids, for 35 years. A lifelong resident and John M....

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro prepares for council election

Dagsboro residents have seen some quiet election cycles in years past — in fact, many times there haven’t been enough candidates to bother with an election at all.
Something’s changed. Even with two council members (Clay Hall and Jamie...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro water ruled nearly clear

It’s not quite ready to drink just yet, but town officials in Millsboro and Dagsboro reported forward progress on the central water situation earlier this week.

Both towns ran into elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) last month —...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Water treatment en route to Dagsboro

Dagsboro town residents might be able to drink their tap water sooner than originally estimated, according to Millsboro Town Manager Faye Lingo.

“We’re hoping to start bringing in equipment this week, and have it installed within a week,”...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro goes to bottled water

Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) staff was surprised to discover unusually high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) in drinking water at a local Boys and Girls Club last week, and promptly advised Millsboro and Dagsboro town residents to...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Town stresses need for registration

There are no off years in Dagsboro. Elections are a-coming, Saturday, Dec. 3, and town residents will need to pick their top three. Mayor S. Brad Connor and Council Member Jamie Kollock will seek to retain seats this year, and Council Member Clay...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro approves big residential project

Final count: 134 single-family homes, 98 single-family detached condominiums, 178 townhouses and 20 apartments. Net density: 3.7 units per acre.

With the project thus configured, Dagsboro Town Council members saw their way to unanimous...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

DCOG prepares for Gulf Coast arrivals

Dagsboro Church of God (DCOG) parishioners and staff are moving into the second phase of their assistance efforts for folks left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — and they’re looking for some storage space.
Coastal Point • SAM...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro council offers reminder

Dagsboro’s new central water system is ready to go, and town residents are starting to hire plumbers to come install the hookups. They will need to do so before the one-year grace period expires, or incur the rather hefty impact fee (nearly $3,...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm