Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a medical transcriptionist at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She attended the...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:29am

Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77

Dr. Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. A graduate of Amherst College and Hahnemann Medical College, he served his medical internship at the Hahnemann-...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:26am

EDITORIAL: Route 26 businesses still strong

When plans were first announced for the sewer work along Route 26 in Millville, businesses dotting that area were understandably concerned. There was fear that the road work would not only cause traffic problems in front of their businesses, but...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 3:07am 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.


Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Bennett planning to stay involved in Millville

After finishing up her two-year term on the Millville Town Council, Joan Bennett is ready to move on. But, don’t take that as a plan to sit on the sidelines. She has firm plan on being a very active and concerned citizen.

“I’m still going...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:11am

MVFC helping Bethany with ambulances

Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) will be dropping their ambulance service to the Bethany Beach fire district as of January 2009, placing the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company (BBVFC) in a pressing situation where they are running...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 1:36am

Beebe already thinking expansion

Beebe Medical Center has acquired another 12.8 acres in Clarksville to accommodate future expansion of the South Coastal Medical Complex that has not yet been built there. Jeffrey Fried, president and CEO of the medical center, said Lewes-based...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:16pm

Officers and firefighters honored at 2008 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards

Men and women of law enforcement and fire departments undoubtedly dedicated their time and experience, risking their own lives for those of the public and for the betterment of their communities.

Coastal Point • SUSAN LYONS


Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:38am

Millville By The Sea gets green light

Millville By the Sea will begin work on a sales center and six model homes after receiving unanimous approval on its final site plan from the Millville Town Council on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The Millville Group’s Al Ruble told council that his...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 3:47am

Brain injury victims get support in Millville

Beverly Bell was a much different person 15 years ago than she is today. Her motor skills were functioning fine, daily tasks were second nature, and she was capable of accomplishing all of the everyday duties.

All of that changed in a...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 2:07am

Millville gives the go-ahead to project

Millville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the final site plan for the 402-unit Dove Landing project.

The development will consist of 140 single-family homes, 142 townhomes and 120 condominiums, spread out over...

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 8:54am

Millville approves ordinances into the books

Millville officials are continuing their efforts to get more ordinances approved and finalized in the town, hoping to take some of the uncertainty out of the town’s decision-making process and trying to make it easier for developers to know what...

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 4:17am

County aims to meet state road standards

Existing standards for public roads in Sussex County are admittedly less stringent than those imposed by the State of Delaware, but that could cease to be the case under a directive passed by the Sussex County Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 8,...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:04am

County approves medical facility near Bayside

The Sussex County Council on Jan. 8 granted unanimous approval of a conditional use for PMP Associates, which plans to bring a facility for healthcare and medical offices to a location near the intersection of Routes 54 and 20.

The 33.04-...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:03am

Recycling drop-off location dropped

It’s one of the most popular destinations for “green”-minded residents and visitors to the area, but as of March 2008, the recycling drop-off center in Millville will itself be headed for the recycling bin.

Millville’s Masonic lodge, Doric...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 7:58am

Millville institutes property tax hike

Citing a depleting general fund and a need to be proactive in budgeting, the Millville Town Council voted Tuesday night to enact a significant hike in property taxes. However, after hearing complaints from local businessmen, the council voted to...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 3:32am

Library construction improves by $400,000

After the South Coastal Library expansion project was briefly put on the back burner due to faltering bid procedure last month, Sussex County Engineer Mike Izzo was pleased to report on the favorable update of the process. He addressed the issue...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:20am

Preparing produce: Ideal autumn meals

As the weather clearly indicates, autumn is upon the area, and families are starting to gather more frequently. Reuniting with family in the colder season can ultimately lead to warm, satisfying, home-cooked meals, and during a recent trip to...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:04am

Botchie named town manager in Millville

Remove that interim tag, please.
Debbie Botchie, serving the role of town manager in Millville for several months, accepted a full-time role in that position on Tuesday, firmly placing her in charge of town business, at a time of...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:19am

Millvile to extend police coverage into town

Citing a need to provide more safety for the town’s residents and businesses, the Millville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sign a contract with the Delaware State Police that will provide 16 hours of police protection each week....

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:51am

Millville approves plan for Barrington Park

Millville Town Council members on Tuesday unanimously agreed to approve the final site plan for the Barrington Park community, which will feature 547 residential units on 158 acres nestled between Burbage Road, Route 17 and Substation Road.


Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:07am

Aquacare makes a splah in Millville

Aquacare Rehabilitation Services Inc. is bringing a new wave of healthcare to the area. This week, the clinic celebrated their grand opening in the Millville Town Center, kicking off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The office is the...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:44pm

DNREC approves grant for ‘town-hall habitat’

When Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, suggested to Millville Town Council members that their town hall would be the perfect place to transform into a pilot project for a “town-hall...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:20pm

Pet store returns to Millville, offering more for pets

House Pets in Millville has reopened in a big way. After a brief hiatus, the pet store has returned to Creek Side Plaza, along Route 26 — this time, expanding from their previous 2,400-square-foot establishment to 6,000 square feet. And, more...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 2:55pm

Millville annexes new development

Millville Vice-Mayor Gerry Hocker sat in the audience for much of July 10’s town council meeting, making a clear statement that he was participating in public hearings on the proposed H & D subdivision as a co-owner of the property and not as...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville adopts new subdivison, zoning ordinances

After more than six months of work to overhaul their existing zoning and subdivision ordinances in light of planned growth, Millville Town Council members on July 10 adopted both new ordinances on unanimous, 5-0, votes.

Town Planner Kyle...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Local playwright presents musical with Broadway star

If you’re looking for a little something extra to fill your weekend evening void, the 7th Annual Free Summer Theater Festival at Bear Trap Dunes, presented by Carl M. Freeman Foundation, could be exactly what you need.

On Thursday, Friday...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville church cooks away the blues

The fundraiser events put on by Millville United Methodist Church each month have become much more than mere money-makers. They’ve grown to social gatherings of both the congregation and community. And with a new minister in town, last week’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Special tax districts gaining popularity in county

Later this month, developers of The Estuary, a 1,052-home community tucked beside the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, will ask Sussex County Council to create a special tax district to finance infrastructure costs. A tax would only be imposed on lots...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

OVPD targets bicyclist's safety tonight

A combination of an influx of foreign students riding their bicycles to and from work daily and an inordinate amount of traffic on local roadways — primarily Route 26 — has prompted the Ocean View Police Department (OVPD) to take a pro-active...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislators approve 'sweeping' revenue package

State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville charter change lingers in Dover

While state legislators rushed to the finish line, working through the night on June 30 to pass legislation prior to the end of the current legislative session, they left at least one bill important to local officials sitting on their agenda for...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

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

Millville officials divided on rental tax

After several previous discussions of levying a tax on gross rental receipts collected in the town, Millville Town Council members on Tuesday, June 26, failed to come to a consensus as to whether the town should collect a tax that is already on...

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

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

Millville looks to unify 19967 zip code

More than 21 citizens of Millville currently reside in postal limbo. They live in areas that were once outside the town’s boundaries, and its related postal designation: 19967. But they’ve since been annexed into the town.


Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

State House passes Millville charter change

Delaware House of Representatives on June 21 passed House Bill 211, making an amendment to the charter of the Town of Millville, to allow the town council to create special tax districts.

The council, at their June meeting, requested that...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Townhome development presented to town

Plans to build a 57-unit townhome development on Beaver Dam Road, adjacent to existing Millville town limits, came up for review by the town’s annexation committee and other neighboring property owners at a June 21 meeting.

The nearly 11-...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Madame Chef stirs up some new services

With summertime trips to the beach, it can be stressful enough organizing and hosting visits with friends and family. The last thing a lot of people want to worry with is preparing meals and dinner parties.

Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Work progressing on Millville by the Sea

One of the big highlights — and selling points — of the new Millville By the Sea master-planned community in Millville has always been the community’s family center: a multi-use facility featuring indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports courts...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Touch of Italy dishing up dolce for Taste

Touch of Italy Bake Shop took a brief hiatus the past few years from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber’s Taste of Coastal Delaware, but this year owner Diane Bascio said she plans to return in full force, cannolis and all.
Coastal Point •...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Dirtbikes stolen from home garage in Bethany Bay

A local resident is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in relation to an incident at her family’s Bethany Bay home this week, when suspects entered her garage in late-night hours and stole two dirt bikes.

According to...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville prepares for hefty June agenda

Millville Town Council members cut through their pending June 16 agenda at a council workshop on Tuesday, May 22, discussing a myriad of resolutions, ordinances, policies and proposed legislation that will, if adopted, change many aspects of how...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

CIB proposes pilot 'town hall habitat' in Millville

Sally Boswell, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ education and outreach coordinator, has been seeing something special when she drives past Millville Town Hall. Boswell said she considers the modest lot on Route 26, with a drainage swale...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:57am

Gas prices rise and stress local budgets

Jack Keevill, a 79-year-old retired school custodian and maintenance man, receives one pension check each month, worth less than $700. The Millville resident said he sometimes depends on friends and family members to cover bills and everyday...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:55am

Millville re-examines agreement

Millville Town Council members were deluged with concerns from developers at their Tuesday-night workshop, in the wake of adoption of a public works agreement framework at their most recent council meeting.

The agreement is designed to...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:47am

Millville short on transfer tax revenue

Millville Town Manager Linda Collins and Administrative Assistant Debbie Botchie said they regretted having to report at Tuesday night’s council workshop that the town had come up short on year-end projects for transfer tax revenue.


Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:46am

Push for special Millville tax

Fresh on the heels of a pitch by former Sussex County Administrator Bob Stickels, Millville Town Council members heard again on Tuesday the recommendation that the town quickly pursue the power to create special tax districts that could help the...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:49am

Millville adopts budget, adds staff and MBS phase

Millville Town Council members on Tuesday, April 10, adopted the towns largest-ever budget, coming in at $393,500 for the 2008 fiscal year.

The growth in the town’s budget reflects the growth in its boundaries and local development as a...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:36am