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

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

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

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.

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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

Millville honoring Droney for 20 years of public service

It was 1999, and Donald Minyon had only recently moved full-time to Millville when tragedy struck at the house next door. The neighbor’s home exploded in flames, threatening Minyon’s home and startling his family.

“Tim was first council...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:33am

Millville at center of future growth

In recent years, the development presence east of Millville in Delaware’s “quiet resorts” has been visibly undeniable. Second-home buyers have flocked with their families to the beaches in the summer, congesting area roads and patronizing area...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:48am

Minyon selected as Millville mayor

Don Minyon was sworn in to his first full term on the Millville Town Council on Tuesday night, but the man who filled the seat left open last year by the resignation of former Mayor Gary Willey also took on a bigger job on March 13, with his...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Banks brings youthful perspective to council

Kami Banks has been out of college for less than three years, but she has been spending many of her Tuesday nights during that time attending meetings of the Millville Town Council.

The 24-year-old daughter of Russell and Mackie Banks, who...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville de-annexes school property

Two dozen Millville voters on Saturday cast their ballots in favor of de-annexing the final remaining portion of the Lord Baltimore Elementary School property that is not in the town of Ocean View.

The move clears the way for that...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Artisans' Bank coming to Millville in fall

Millville is getting another bank. After some confusion and the approval of two variances last week, Artisans’ Bank officials expect to begin building the company’s newest branch at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Cedar Drive, adjacent to...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Poker back on the table at Millville fire hall

Herb Dulin remembers when poker was “taboo.” Groups of friends would gather in side rooms or basements to play the game, but it was not plastered on television screens worldwide or popular in the mainstream. A lot has changed.


Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Final MBS annexation moves ahead

After an extra effort made to notify surrounding property owners of the request for the Town of Millville to annex a 168-acre parcel as a final phase of Millville by the Sea, town officials were rewarded on Feb. 15 with a comparative wealth of...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

County approves Harlton development

County officials approved a plan on Feb. 8 to build 197 single-family homes on environmentally sensitive land northwest of Millville and across the street from a larger development approved last month.

Representatives of the developers,...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville adds new staff

In a clear indication of how much the town has grown and is expected to grow in the coming years, Millville Town Council members at their Feb. 13 meeting voted to expand the town’s existing staff from two full-time positions, one part-time...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville discusses spending, tax possibilities

Millville town officials on Tuesday sought after ways to cut spending and discussed raising comparatively low tax rates to cover a potential 2008-fiscal-year budget shortfall. The need to add staff or take some positions full-time and extra...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville Group provides MBS progress update

Early progress on the 3,000-home Millville By the Sea master-planned community (MPC) in Millville is “moving along very well,” according to Bob Harris of the Millville Group, one of several developers on the project and the managing entity of the...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Route 26, local roads widening still in doubt

The fate of a long-anticipated project to widen Route 26 from the Assawoman Canal to unincorporated Clarksville now parallels that of a package of fee and tax increases introduced by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in her 2008-fiscal-year budget proposal...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

No council elections in Millville this year

Millville will not hold a general election in 2007, with all three of the town council seats open for candidates this year going uncontested as last Friday’s deadline to file for council candidacy passed.

Incumbents Donald Minyon and...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Need for Millville election unclear

Whether Millville will have a general election this year remained unclear this week, as the filing deadline for town council candidacy — today, Friday, Feb. 2 — loomed. But there will be voting in the town on March 3, regardless, with a...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm