Millsboro


Route 113 southbound rerouted in Millsboro

As DelDOT repair work continues on the Iron Branch Bridge in Millsboro, drivers on southbound Route 113 are being detoured, and Millsboro police are directing traffic at least until the end of this week.

Millsboro Police Chief Brian...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:47pm

Millsboro officials declare Halloween event a success

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, at the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, pronounced the Oct. 31 town Halloween event at town hall a success.

He thanked Mayor Michelle Truitt for attending and helping officers as they...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:44pm

Ashley HomeStore celebrated a major milestone with the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of their 1,000th store on Saturday, Oct. 26. The new store has a 22,000-square-foot showroom located at 26955 Dickerson Road in Millsboro. The HomeStore is owned and operated by Barnes Furniture Inc., which also owns the Ashley HomeStore in Delmar.

Ashley HomeStore in Millsboro opens as company’s 1,000th store

Ashley HomeStore celebrated a major milestone with the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of their 1,000th store on Saturday, Oct. 26. The new store has a 22,000-square-foot showroom located at 26955 Dickerson Road in Millsboro. The HomeStore is...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Nanticoke Indian Association to host Native American Day

The Nanticoke Indian Tribe will host their Native American Day Celebration on the grounds of the Nanticoke Indian Museum near Millsboro on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attractions include Native American storytelling, face painting,...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:31am

Rainy Halloween forecast splits local trick-or-treat times

It’s a holiday where people freely give candy to whomever knocks on their door. As local residents prepared for Halloween 2019 this week, the Delaware State Police reminded families, drivers and those handing out treats to...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:04pm

Dagsboro approves water rate hike to address increase

Increase to take effect with Nov. 1 billing cycle

The Dagsboro Town Council this week unanimously approved its second rate increase for its water customers in just the past year, seeking to address an unexpected sharp increase in costs from the Town’s own water supplier — the neighboring Town of...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:09pm

Millsboro police to host Halloween event on Oct. 31

The Millsboro Police Department, in partnership with local businesses, will host the town’s annual Halloween celebration on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., welcoming children 12 or younger.

Dressed in costume, children may attend the...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:03pm

Cpl. Matthew Dufour uses the computer in his car. Police officers are required to learn how to use a variety of equipment in the patrol car.

An hour with the Millsboro police

Point Reporter Susan Sanfora gets a behind-the-scene glimpse of local officers on patrol

There’s something a little unnerving about having a police officer, in full uniform, hold open the door of a patrol car and ask you to get inside.

Even when the officer is the polite and pleasant Cpl. Matthew Dufour, and even when you had...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:58pm

Blackburn named president of DSEMSA

Longtime firefighter Chris Blackburn, whose involvement with the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company began in 1999, has been named president of the Delaware State Emergency Medical Services Association. He was installed in September at a conference...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:40pm

Historical marker honors area’s Native American history

In an atmosphere of joyousness and respect for hallowed grounds where Native Americans once roamed, the Delaware State Historic Marker commemorating the Askekesky Reservation was unveiled this week.

Positioned in the triangular garden just...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:37pm

Millsboro council makes progress on town hall design

It’s likely the new Millsboro Town Hall will have two stories when it’s built downtown, and the police station, currently located on Main Street, will move into the existing town hall building.

That was the consensus when the Millsboro...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:28pm

Millsboro to pay some of art league’s costs

Following testimony from area residents who praised the Greater Millsboro Art League, the Millsboro Town Council this week agreed to pay utility costs for the building, which is owned by the Town, so art league staff can afford monthly rent and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:18pm

Millsboro council whips through myriad issues

The Millsboro Town Council, on Monday, Oct. 7, approved the 2019 Whiskers for Wishes Campaign.

Police Chief Brian Calloway, during his monthly report to the town council, announced that officers, as well as town government employees, may...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:17pm

The Millsboro Police Department swears in the Rev. Rod Dufour as its new police chaplain, while Dufour's granddaughter Claire holds the Bible for the ceremony. Dufour is also the father of MPD officer Matthew Dufour.

Dufour sworn in as Millsboro police chaplain

Millsboro Police Department officer Matthew Dufour stood facing his father — the elder Defour newly sworn in as the police department’s first chaplain — and saluted him.

The Rev. Rod Dufour, smiling, returned the salute, and the two hugged...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:15pm

Art League to appeal to Millsboro council over building repairs

The president of the Greater Millsboro Art League will go before the Millsboro Town Council again on Monday, Oct. 7, asking that monthly rent paid to the Town for housing the league be waived indefinitely, in exchange for repairs made to the...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:56pm

Unclaimed cremains interred with special service in Millsboro

About a dozen people attended a committal ceremony for cremation remains unclaimed by families for years, with one of the cremains being kept at the funeral home since 1976.

A dozen sets of remains were committed during an ecumenical...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:51am

Millsboro museum preserves growing town’s past

Among the many gems in charming Millsboro is the little museum, nestled inside Town Hall.

It’s a single room artfully arranged and filled with photographs, books, clothing — even a cannonball made where the iron foundry once stood — that...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:42am

Millsboro council to continue town hall discussion Oct. 3

The Millsboro Town Council will meet for a third special session to discuss plans for the new town hall and moving the police department into the existing town government office building.

They will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:22pm

Shante Hastings

A keen eye on local traffic issues

Local woman is DelDOT’s chief engineer

When Shanté Hastings hits traffic at home in Long Neck and Millsboro, she is not just thinking about the problem. As the Delaware Department of Transportation’s new chief engineer, she — and her staff — are thinking about a solution.

...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:28am

Lions Club’s Fritter Shack returns in Millsboro

Seafood lovers with a particular fondness for oyster fritters may be pleased to see the Millsboro Lions Club’s Fritter Shack recently re-opened on Friday in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot.

Also offering crabcake sandwiches, soft-crab...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:02am

Indoor shooting range planning winter opening in Millsboro

Range Time shooting range, a 15,000-square-foot facility located at 38531 Parker Road in Millsboro, is scheduled to open to the public in the early winter of 2020, the company announced this week. The range is located 5 miles east of Route 50, 9...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:12am

Millsboro library offering chance to see the stars

“But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote.

The joys of a starlit sky will be explained and explored by...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:26pm

Millsboro continues weighing town hall, police department options

The Millsboro Town Council is awaiting updated designs for two versions of the new town hall to be built on Main Street — one version a single-story building and the other a two-story structure — in time for their next special meeting, on Oct. 3...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:54am

DSP Troop 4 holds Community Café in Millsboro area

Speeding on Long Neck Road and reducing unnecessary noise were among the issues on the minds of residents who joined officers from Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown this week for a Community Café, casually known as “Coffee with a Cop...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:40am

Sandy Kaizar, left, and granddaughter Niki Munz, share a laugh in front of the popular ice cream shop.

Nana & Pops serving up ice cream for a quarter-century in Long Neck

It was an unexpected and tender moment when customer Darrell Patterson Jr. arrived at Nana & Pops Ice Cream and Italian Water Ice to share the news.

“I wanted you to know my grandfather passed — Paul Powell. He loved your coconut water...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:26am

Millsboro teen arrested following alleged gun threat at Sussex Tech

After a fight in the hallway of Sussex Technical High School, a Millsboro student allegedly made veiled threats that resulted in a felony arrest.

Editor's Note: Coastal Point editorial policy is to not identify minors who...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Greater Millsboro Art League’s Deb Doucette is looking for grants and public monies to make improvements to the building.

Millsboro Art League desperate for improvements

Touched by how much a mother, father and their children enjoyed Family Fun Night at the Greater Millsboro Art League, the way they gathered for dinner, then painted together, talking and laughing, without a cell phone in sight, Deb Doucette...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:52pm

Even as officials discussed the regular flooding of Oak Orchard, cars were driving in the wrong lane in order to avoid giant puddles left from a recent rainstorm and high tide. Pictured, from left, are DelDOT Chief Engineer Shanté Hastings, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and DelDOT Engineer Jason McCluskey.

Carper champions infrastructure bill in flood-prone Oak Orchard

There wasn’t a major storm on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t even high tide. But vehicles in Oak Orchard were still dodging massive puddles and nuisance flooding leftover from Sunday’s rain.

Oak Orchard is a particularly low-lying area on the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:50am

Millsboro Art League director requests rent waiver

The director of the Greater Millsboro Art League asked the town council on Monday to waive the $500 monthly rent paid to the town so the money can be used to pay for much-needed repairs to the building.

Debra Doucette said volunteers have...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:01am

Millsboro town hall discussion to continue at Sept. 5 meeting

The Millsboro Town Council will meet this coming week for a second special session to further discuss plans for a new town hall and more space for the overcrowded police department.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:26pm

DelDOT responds, announces reduced speed limits in Long Neck

Speed limits on a few roads in Long Neck will be lowered, following complaints from residents about fast-moving traffic.

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, at a community safety meeting last week, announced that they will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:46pm

Karen and David Jayne stand at the entrance to their store, where they will be welcoming collage artist Roy Comiskey for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Aug. 31.

Customers return buys to Jayne’s Reliable, repurposed and recreated

Ever since Karen and David Jayne opened Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro, they have been as intrigued by what their customers are interested in buying as their customers are intrigued by what is for sale.

Roy Comiskey, who is from Takoma Park...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:46pm

Dog rescue group, veterans to benefit from Sept. 7 event

Grass Roots Rescue Society members organizing the third annual 4 Paws Got Your 6 benefit on Sept. 7 are hoping to raise about $5,000 to help fund the Grass Roots Rescue Society for dogs and Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH).

The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:42pm

Community gathers to mourn for three kids killed in fire

The 4-year-old twin sisters and their 18-month-old cousin killed in a Long Neck house fire on Aug. 7 were to be honored at a memorial service on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22.

The service for Skylar Marie Marchuk, her twin sister Veronica...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:34pm

Millsboro town hall, PD plans still on the drawing board

As plans continue to be developed for a new town hall in Millsboro, and more space for the overcrowded police department, the town council will meet early next month to review revised proposals and reduced costs from two architectural firms....

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:56pm

Millsboro police introduce victim services specialist

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway at the town council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, introduced Vonshae Wise, the department’s new victim service specialist. He told council members she had completed training at the Georgetown Police Department...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:12pm

Millsboro honors Thoroughgood as outgoing mayor

Outgoing Millsboro mayor John Thoroughgood was honored for his four years of service at the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5.

Mayor Michelle Truitt, who was elected to the top post by fellow council members at the July 1...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

Millsboro police get equipment funding

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday unanimously approved Police Chief Brian Calloway’s request to use $30,000 in Sussex County Block Grant funding for equipment for the police department. The grant money is awarded to police departments that...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:01am

Millsboro to offer Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall

The public will have an opportunity to learn how the Millsboro Police Department and associated agencies operate, during a nine-session Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall.

Classes will begin Oct. 15 and continue until Dec. 10,...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:58am

Millsboro council to discuss highway billboards

By Susan Canfora

Staff Reporter

 

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday is expected to discuss allowing the erection of billboards on Route 113.

The matter is listed on the 7 p.m. meeting agenda as “special advertising...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:33pm

ouse of Modern Living owner Bill Miesch holds pieces of the chess set made from paper mache.

Millsboro store offers Danish furniture, salt shakers and more

There doesn’t seem to be a single item in Bill Meisch’s store, House of Modern Living in downtown Millsboro, that he doesn’t know details about.

In a friendly and conversational way, he tells customers about the finds at 238 Main Street,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:36am

Judy Henninger spends some quality time with Gwendolyn.

Millsboro’s Party Corner set to close after 30 years

When Diana Hundley came into Party Corner, owner Judy Henninger was on her way downstairs from the second-floor room stocked with educational materials, from posters to books to pencils and stickers.

“What can I do you for?” Henninger...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:18am

Sussex Tech names final quarter of honor roll students

More than 460 students at Sussex Technical High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period for the 2018-2019 academic year. Local students named to the list included:

• Bethany Beach — sophomore Evan Davis.

•...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Every week, vehicle enthusiasts gather with their prized cars and trucks at Dairy Queen in Millsboro.

Car enthusiasts Cruise In to Millsboro weekly

What do dozens of car devotees, gathered with their classics and shiny engines, do on a hot July evening?

They meet at Dairy Queen in Millsboro for cones, conversation and the weekly Cruise In’.

“Most people who have old cars, their...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:49am

Millsboro bypass design work, survey getting started

Preliminary design and the field survey are now under way for the $85 million bypass that will take traffic from Route 113 north, around Millsboro, to Route 24 east.

Construction is set to begin in the 2023 fiscal year on the new connector...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:44am

Bypass could be the key to downtown Millsboro

Millsboro is an exciting, growing town that has concentrated much of its corporate growth along the highway, and its new residential communities a comfortable distance away from the downtown, small-business-dominated area.

The plan has...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:41am

Donovan awarded degree from Kutztown University

Reilly Donovan of Millsboro has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in geography/globalization from Kutztown University, the university announced this week. Kutztown University conferred degrees for nearly 1,300 students for the Spring 2019 semester...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:22am

Millsboro to review traffic figures in Dodd Street closure discussion

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, during his recent report to the town council, announced:

• In conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, a traffic count will be done on Houston Street. Calloway said he will provide...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:51pm

Plate & Palette owner Frank Dubinski poses by his new restaurant’s center feature; a private table inside of a bank vault.

Plate & Palette puts patrons in bank and vault

Frank Dubinski was on his way to the beach when he drove past the historic bank in downtown Millsboro — a building that had been a restaurant a time or two, but had closed.

In the restaurant business for many years, and an experienced...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:59pm

Former District Gov. Dr. Susan Giove congratulates Steve Grossman, who received the Paul Harris +8 Award of the Paul Harris Society.

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducts new officers

During a special evening meeting held at The Clubhouse at The Peninsula, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducted a new slate of officers and board to serve the club for the fiscal year beginning July 1, with Assistant District Gov. Carlene...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:51am