Ocean View


Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

OV council votes to change chief’s contract terms

The Ocean View Town Council voted 3-2 at a special meeting on Tuesday night to change Police Chief Ken McLaughlin’s contract to read that he will now report to Town Manager Conway Gregory, after years of McLaughlin reporting directly to the town’...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:41am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Special to the Coastal Point • John Dux
Candidates for state office, Bryon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:26am

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:57am

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:24am

Gas station developers file suit against Ocean View

Norino Properties, which earlier this year proposed a convenience store and gas pumps for property on Route 26 in Ocean View, has filed suit against the town, citing what they say was an unfair denial of the project in July.

The town had...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 8:18am

OV agenda slashed over procedural questions

The extensive agenda for the Ocean View Town Council meeting on Sept. 9 was cut drastically Tuesday after a 3-2 vote by the council determined the procedure of adding items to an agenda had not been properly performed.

Councilman Roy...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 8:14am

Get educated on disaster preparedness

It’s that time of year — time to prepare in case of a natural disaster, and the Ocean View Police Department wants the public to be educated on what could happen if a hurricane strikes the area.

In any state, the local authorities and...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:24am

Ocean View residents gather, pray for town, police chief

Residents of Ocean View gathered prior to the town council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, to pray for town leaders amidst ongoing strife.

“We are concerned and caring citizens,” said Nancy Colella. “Ocean View is a wonderful place — we have to...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:22am

Guess who’s serving dinner!

After much planning and preparation, Kool Bean Café in Ocean View now has four nights of dinners on the menu, with a hoped-for start date for dinner service at the end of September.

Chef Ronnie Burkle said they now have their liquor...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:41am

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Route 26 sewer project starting up again

With two months of construction behind them in the multi-year work to extend central sewer service along Route 26 through Millville, business owners along the busy road said in March that fears of major traffic tie-ups seriously impacting their...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:09am

You bet your (seaside) garden

Gardeners by the Sea will be hosting WHYY’s Mike McGrath, radio personality and former editor of Organic Gardening, on Friday, Sept. 12.

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The talk will be held at 2 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Ocean...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:17am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Team Nessa makes way for special guest

There’s not a brick or any mortar in sight, yet Justin’s Beach House will be welcoming its first guest this September, just in time for the Make-a-Wish Triathlon at Sea Colony.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:49am

It's time to get something off my chest

I started covering local government when I joined the Coastal Point in 2004. With my assignment right off the bat to cover Bethany Beach, we had an ongoing joke that I really needed a cot in Bethany’s town hall, since I spent so much of my time...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:53am

Police crack Ocean View-area theft ring

Ocean View police have filed 56 charges each against a pair of suspects in connection with a widespread series of thefts throughout the Ocean View area in the last two months. Additional arrests in the cases and more than 100 charges against the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:53am

Theft victim gets back some items

When Rick Hundley and his wife woke up on July 21 and discovered that their Cabriolet convertible had been replaced in the driveway of their Bethany Lakes home by two bicycles, they were pretty sure it wasn’t a guerilla statement on “green”...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:48am

Ocean View gets creative with five-year finances

It’s no secret the town, county, state and nation are facing financial downfalls, but in Ocean View creativity could help get the town through the next five years.

Town Manager Conway Gregory announced on Tuesday, Aug. 12, slight changes...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:45am

OV petition leads to harassment claims

Susan and Richard White might have expected that there would be some fallout from taking out a full-page advertisement in support of their rally to gather signatures on a petition to request a state audit of Ocean View’s finances, or from the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:02am

Critics and opponents gather at rally

“There’s no organization and there’s no committee. We’re just two citizens who are sick and tired of it all,” Ocean View resident Susan White told fellow citizens on Sunday afternoon at a rally to kick off a petition campaign aimed to get Gov....

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:53am

Progress continues on library’s construction, fundraising and activities

The renovation and expansion of the South Coastal Library and Joshua M. Freeman Cultural Center is proceeding on a schedule that should allow for a “grand” reopening in the spring of 2009. Please drive by the Kent Avenue location to see the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:39am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Ocean View rally to call for audit of town finances

Concerns about finances in Ocean View and financial decisions made by the Ocean View Town Council have been the subject of heated debate for several years. But even this spring’s elections and change in the mayor and town council positions have...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:55am

Brunori opens Ocean View's first animal hospital

Pet owners in the Ocean View area have traditionally had to drive to either Dagsboro or Berlin, Md., to visit a veterinarian, but not anymore. On Aug. 4, the Ocean View Veterinary Hospital will open its doors. Located at 118 Atlantic Avenue,...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:39am

State ramping up for Route 26 projects

The Route 26 roadway improvement project planned for the 4 miles between St. George’s Church in Clarksville and the Assawoman Canal is now expected to begin in 2011 and conclude in 2014, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:49am

Rice to debut 'Tower 3' at fundraising event

This Saturday, July 26, the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View will feature an evening of fine art and premiere paintings by Rice, fine cuisine by DiFebo’s restaurant and fine wine from Beach Liquors from 5 to 7 p.m. Patrons can also enjoy music...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:45am

Questions of conflict of interest in Ocean View

When it comes to public participation in a community, in many cases the same people are involved in multiple organizations. Such is the case in Ocean View, where town council members are also involved in other town groups. But some say this is a...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 9:16am

Citizens get more say in town

In an effort to give citizens ample time to speak on issues before the council, the Ocean View Town Council recently created a second citizen’s privilege opportunity.

For the next four months, citizens will be able to speak prior to the...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 9:12am

Ocean View amends police vehicle policy

In the past, police officers in Ocean View have been able to take their vehicles home, even during shifts when they didn’t work. Now, a new policy passed by town council only allows the officers to take the police cars home during the nights and...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 9:09am

Ocean View approves controversial move

Several Ocean View town employees will be getting new offices in the public safety building. The move was approved Tuesday, July 8, by the town council after a presentation on space utilization by Town Manager Conway Gregory.

But some...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 8:54am

Beach and Bay Cottage Tour brings new flavor to public eye

Next week, the 17th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour, benefiting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), will once again return to the area, allowing participants to walk through 10 exquisite homes throughout the Bethany Beach and...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:48am

Bids opened in Indian River Inlet Bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:45pm

Bear Trap all set for annual parade

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with the charm of a small-town parade? In the Bethany Beach area, parade lovers have the opportunity to attend two! In addition to the traditional downtown Bethany Beach parade, the Ocean View...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:07pm

CurveSmart — A digital personal trainer at your fingertips

CurveSmart, the revolutionary technology five years in the making, is available at two local Curves studios, in Ocean View and on Route 54 in Williamsville Country Village.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
A group of ladies takes...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Silver+green=gold

It’s good to be first. In a real estate market that is struggling to get back on its feet, it’s easy to focus on the struggles and hefty competition and much harder to get recognized for doing something positive and out of the ordinary. But that...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

Too much green in the yard and less in the wallet

Late spring and early summer thunderstorms have brought a bevy of rain to the area, causing lawns to explode with growth and grass to grow well higher than a grasshopper’s eye. For some area property owners, that has meant extra time spent mowing...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:37am

Ocean View council aims to slash $2 million

The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday, June 10, in a marathon session that lasted until past 1 a.m. on June 11, moved to adopt a series of cost-cutting measures for the town, which Councilman Perry Mitchell soon afterward described as reversing...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:19am

Peace of mind is priceless--and free

For Barbara Farrell of Ocean View, the Ocean View Police Department’s Senior Check-in Program is one of the best things about living near the beach.

“I’m a widow and I’m here by myself. And just knowing that they’re looking out for me, I’m...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 9:27am

CSI offers ‘counter’ intelligence

Mike Mercer has worked at Counter Source Industries (CSI) for six years, and his wife, Sandy, has worked there for two. Now, they own the store, but they plan to keep things pretty much the same, continuing a successful owner-employee partnership...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 9:16am

Council postpones decision on gas station

The Ocean View Town Council voted on Tuesday, June 10, to table discussion on a proposed new gas station on Route 26 until its July meeting.

Views were split in the packed town hall Tuesday. This was the second public hearing held by the...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 9:25am

Ocean View aims to keep West View dry

Ocean View officials on May 31 aired a proposal for a drainage project that would aim to improve flooding problems in the West View development and its vicinity. The plan would aim to alleviate flooding problems in the area of New Castle Court,...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 7:01am

Ocean Views starts planning its future

As Ocean View battles falling transfer taxes, the growing-pains of past annexations and the long-term consequences of past spending decisions, the town is also looking to its future, as the first stage of drafting the town’s five-year...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:57am

Tree hits town hall

Strong winds and heavy rain hit the area late on Wednesday afternoon, as residents braced for possible severe weather while under a tornado watch that covered the entire Delmarva Peninsula until 8 p.m.

About 5 p.m. Wednesday, rotating...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 1:26pm