Millsboro residents will have a choice when they vote on Saturday, June 10, as Mayor Faye Lingo, representing District 3, is being challenged by candidate Matthew Davis, and longtime incumbent Larry Gum, who serves at-large, will face candidate Marty Presley.

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In the weeks since the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to not renew the contract of the town’s police chief, John Devlin, the relationship between the chief and town officials has caused considerable tension in the town, with both the chief and some residents attacking the mayo…

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The Baldwin Nature Trail at the Bethany Beach Nature Center is temporarily closed for construction and trail expansion. The Town is providing some crushed gravel stone in between the boardwalk walkways to replace stone or widen the observation trail overlooking the inland bays.

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In the wake of the Fenwick Island Town Council declining to renew Police Chief John Devlin’s contract, the chief has asked state officials to investigate his claims that Mayor Natalie Magdeburger gained unauthorized access to the police department while he was out of town.

Millsboro Police Department Sgt. Matthew Dufour — who, in 2016, was named MPD Officer of the Year, eliciting praise from Chief Brian Calloway, who said he made a significant difference in the community — has been indicted by the Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights & Public T…

Millville residents are closer to getting a new car wash, with the Millville Town Council’s approval of a conditional-use application by a company that owns two car washes in Maryland.

In a continuing effort to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety, the Town of Bethany Beach recently announced a new public awareness campaign called WAVE for Safety in Bethany Beach. WAVE stands for Wait/Watch, Assess, Verify and Engage/Enter when considering traffic patterns and crosswalks.

The South Bethany Town Council cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished town hall at 402 Evergreen Road last week and the staff brought cupcakes and coffee to celebrate. The Town had received a federal grant in 1977 to build the original structure on donated land, and the wooden structure and…

The Millville Town Council heard more details this week about the Hometown Heroes project it announced last month, which involves commemorative flags that would be placed in Evans Park, bearing the names of Millville residents who have served in the military.

With a smile, Millsboro Town Councilman Larry Gum thanked Police Chief Brian Calloway on Monday, May 1, for the expert way officers handled a situation at his home recently.

Members of the newly formed Selbyville Historical Society are discussing options and planning fundraisers in an effort to purchase the former Gov. John G. Townsend home on South Main Street that has, for years, been part of the Selbyville Public Library.

South Bethany residents heard the story of the birds and the bees at an Earth Day celebration on May 2 at the newly refurbished town hall. The lessons, provided by Helen Raleigh from Story Hill Farm and by Denise Hoeksema and Cheryl Rehr from Inland Bays Garden Center — both near Frankford —…

The Millville Town Council approved its 2024-fiscal-year budget at its Tuesday, April 25, meeting, while a proposal by a former council member to waive town property taxes for the year did not receive a vote.

The new, $9.3 million Millsboro Police Department on West Railroad Avenue should be ready to occupy in December and will possibly be named for a prominent Millsboro resident, although Police Chief Brian Calloway said he wasn’t yet ready to reveal who he has in mind.

Thanking Mayor John Reddington, who this week presented him with a plaque of appreciation for serving on the town council for the past six years, outgoing Ocean View Town Councilman Tom Maly said he was “feeling kind of melancholy today, but I have been fortunate to be on the council.”

Visitors to Fenwick Island’s beaches this summer will be greeted by some new, friendly helpers — and no, it’s not the new crop of lifeguards (although they are certainly friendly).

Millville’s Evans Park could soon be decked out in special flags honoring local heroes. A project proposed for Evans Park would provide a tribute to “hometown heroes” through the purchase of commemorative flags to be placed on light poles throughout the park.

Ocean View Mayor John Reddington won a second three-year term by a 175-88 vote in the Saturday, April 8, election, defeating newcomer Randy Robust by 87 votes.

Ocean View Town Council candidate Dick Jennison — who complained about meet-the-candidates forum rules until the Town scheduled a special meeting on the issue, then did not attend the forum and withdrew from the race — cost the Town more than $5,900 and made what the mayor called “reckless a…

Ocean View mayoral candidate Randy Robust lost the election last week to incumbent Mayor John Reddington, but Robust was upbeat this week, saying, in his amiable way, that he was “higher than a kite after one of the best weekends of my life.”

When Joseph “Jay” Tyminski is sworn in as the Ocean View town councilman representing District 3, he will take the oath of office on his own Holy Bible.

The Millville Town Council’s formal budget discussions kicked off at the council’s Tuesday, April 11, meeting, with officials giving residents a first look at the Town’s projected 2024-fiscal-year financial picture.

By unanimous vote, the Ocean View Council, at the Tuesday, April 11, meeting, adopted its 2024-fiscal-year budget as three ordinances — a $5.9 million total operating budget, $4.6 million capital program and $616,030 water budget.

Monroe Hudson Jr. has been appointed to the Selbyville Town Council to fill the seat vacated by former Councilman and the new mayor, Richard Duncan.


Ocean View Mayor John Reddington won a second, three-year term by a 175-88 vote in the Saturday, April 8 election, defeating newcomer Randy Robust by 87 votes, with 263 total votes cast.

Ocean View Council candidate Dick Jennison withdrews from the race for the District 3 seat on Wednesday this week, three days before the election, saying he can do more good for the town from the outside than by serving on the council where he believes his ideas “would be silenced and muted.”

Lisa Halterman’s father, Donald Beck, Sr., built a lovely yellow bungalow beach home on Gibson Avenue, back in 1968, which is just across the street from what is now the Bethany Beach Central Park. Now, 55 years later, Halterman is literally giving her family home away — moving the home alon…

Before joining state and county dignitaries to break ground for the new, $139 million Millsboro bypass last week, Gov. John Carney, during opening remarks, said he remembered hearing about building a bypass 30 years ago.

Frankford officials are taking a hard look at their remaining American Rescue Plan Act funds and how best to spend them.

Attention crafters: The Millville Volunteer Fire Company wants to see you — and your handiwork — at its upcoming Spring Fling craft show.

Birds are chirping, trees are greening up, the first bright blossoms are emerging after their winter’s nap. Spring break has settled upon the land and with it, the call of the child: “I’m booooored.”

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) will again host the Bunny Palooza 5K race and 1 mile walk on Saturday, April 8, at 8 a.m., starting at the Bethany Beach grandstand and Garfield, traversing Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues on a one-lap course. But runners must not “rabbit out”…

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays — in partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful, Waste Management and the Surfrider Foundation of Delaware — will host the Delaware Coastal Community Clean-up to celebrate Earth Day. For the event taking p…

The Town of Dagsboro — with sponsorships from Morse Home Improvement, Roofing & Siding, and Delaware Botanic Garden at Pepper Creek — will be hosting the 6th Annual Town of Dagsboro Easter Egg Hunt at the old Dagsboro fire hall (now the Artesian Water facility) at 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, April 12, ReWild DELMARVA founder Holly Fluty Dempsey will lead an interactive talk at Bethany Beach Town Hall on the use of native plants and contemporary landscaping practices.

As the new executive director of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, Anne Angel has good ideas, fresh objectives for a growing town.