The Millville Town Council voted this week to open its new town park on March 1, after the COVID-19 pandemic and construction delays has kept the long-awaited park closed to the public.
Millsboro Police Department Sgt. Barry Wheatley — who in October was named Officer of the Year and also honored for 20 years of service — will retire this summer and begin a third career, this time in public safety, although he said he wasn’t ready to reveal where, until details are finalized.
The Millville Town Council at its Tuesday, Jan. 12, meeting approved a seven-year franchise agreement with Medicom LLC as a provider of cable television service in the town.
Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin, during his monthly report to the Ocean View Town Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 12, meeting, said a newly hired officer has been sworn in.
From expanding a food pantry to building a safe playground, this year’s Capital Grants from the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) will benefit thousands of Delawareans statewide.
At its Monday, Jan. 4 meeting, the Frankford Town Council approved a resolution to pursue the installation of a traffic light at Route 113 and Daisey Street/Blueberry Lane.
Golf carts won’t be putt-putting through Millsboro since, after about a year of discussion, the Millsboro Town Council this week withdrew a request they had sent to members of the Delaware General Assembly asking them to amend the town charter to allow the council to permit the carts on publ…
Veterans of Foreign Wars Mason-Dixon Post 7234 in Ocean View has decided to close the post to member activities on Mondays and Tuesdays for at least 30 days, according to the post commander, Hal Dietrich.
At the beginning of the Dec. 4 meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, which was held by teleconference, Mayor Eugene told the “assembled” council members as well as anyone who was listening, “I know there’s not a flag anywhere. But there’s a flag somewhere. Let’s do the pledge.”
South Bethany is ready to update its town charter, relating to municipal elections. Next, they will need state approval to put that language into law. State Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) is expected to sponsor the amendments at the state level, obtaining a two-thirds majority approval in Delaware G…
South Bethany has officially signed a franchise agreement with Comcast for cable television service. The 10-year contract is almost identical to other municipalities’ that are also welcoming Comcast — except that South Bethany spelled out the terms of customer service standards, instead of j…
In a quiet ceremony during the week of Chanukah, long-time Seaside Jewish Community members Stanley and Cindi Silverblatt hung a mezuzah on the exterior doorpost of the newly renovated synagogue in Rehoboth Beach. A mezuzah is a decorative case containing Hebrew text traditionally affixed to…
Millville Town Council will seek public comment on its proposed cable franchise agreement with Mediacom Delaware L.L.C. during a hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
It was a moment four years in the making. For this group of seniors on the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team, it was four years of hard work, determination and persistence that led them to this final moment of glory.
As is usually the case at its December reorganizational meetings, the Dagsboro Town Council swore in two members who will be helping to run things in the town for the next two years.
Frankford residents who may benefit from a housing rehabilitation program are being encouraged to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding through Sussex County.
The Dagsboro Town Council will hold its December council meeting as a virtual meeting, on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. Those wishing to take part can call (719) 500-5234 for audio only. Those wishing to participate via video and audio, with screen-sharing, should go to https://join.startmeetin…
The Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on Friday, Dec. 4 — which had little on the actual agenda — erupted into a virtual verbal wrestling match between the mayor and a council member over past meeting minutes.
The Frankford Town Council adopted its updated Comprehensive Land Use Plan at its Monday, Dec. 7, meeting, representing its first update since 2008.
The Millville Town Council gave final site-plan approval to one development, and sketch plan approval to another, at its Tuesday, Dec. 8, meeting.
The Ocean View Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, was canceled due to lack of agenda items that required attention, according to Town Manager Carol Houck.
The Lord Baltimore Lions membership meeting was held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Grotto Pizza on Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. The meeting was held with limited attendance due to safety and health restrictions because of the COVID-19 virus. The highlight of the meeting for those able to a…
Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing history. After nearly 17 years of working for this newspaper, our editor got his first front-page photo after he stumbled his way into this cellphone shot of the moon over the Coastal Point office early on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
On Nov. 17, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check to Contractors for a Cause (CFAC), The Justin W. Jennings Foundation, and the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation for their participation in October’s Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.
Nonprofits helping women and girls in Delaware are invited to apply for grants from the Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation.
Delaware senior citizens — over age 60 — may qualify for free monthly food boxes through the Senior Nutrition Program at the Food Bank of Delaware.
The transition of leadership of Lord Baltimore Women's Club (LBWC) recently took place. Shown, from left are: Carolyn Pesce, president; Mare St. Pierre, recording secretary; Donna Pierce, corresponding secretary; Betsy Christian, treasurer; Elaine Smith, first vice president; Sharon Breslin,…
Ocean View Presbyterian Church is now offering canned goods, boxed dinners and bottled water, free and available at any time of the day or night, in a Sharing Pantry located outside the church in front of the office.
It was another busy two-month stretch for the Dagsboro Police Department over September and October, as Police Chief Stephen Flood described, presenting the department’s reports to the Dagsboro Town Council at its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 16.
Ernest Marvel of Frankford says he is the oldest active member of the Mason Dixon Post 7234 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, located in Ocean View. At 96, he’s pretty sure no one will argue that point.
“COVID-19 has changed a lot in 2020. Public gatherings have become less and less. Even family visits have been reduced. More than ever before, Christmas has an extra special meaning this year. That is why it is more important than ever to help brighten Christmas Day for a senior who will be …
The Artesian Water Company has already begun construction on its new Greater Dagsboro Water Treatment Plant on Armory Road, anticipating it being fully operational by April or May of 2021.
At the suggestion of Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, a new police department building could be built on undeveloped property at Ellis Street and Railroad Avenue downtown.
With no candidates other than incumbents William B. Chandler III and Norwood Truitt filing before the deadline, the Town of Dagsboro has called off its town council election originally scheduled for December.
If you had to leave an abusive relationship suddenly — just pack up quickly and go somewhere safe — you’re not going to be focused on those things that make you feel like you. Survival comes first.
After many years of trying to encourage other cable television and internet providers to start providing service to the town, Bethany Beach Town Council members will finally get the chance to formally hear from citizens about a proposed newcomer to the town’s service providers: Comcast.
The South Bethany Town Council is doing an in-depth review of municipal election rules, picking up a discussion that began last winter. The potential charter change could occur this winter.
The Millville Town Council this week approved a rezoning request for nearly 50 acres of land from agricultural to residential, clearing the way for the potential construction of 135 new single-family homes.
Where does sewage water go after it’s been treated? Selbyville treats its own sewage at a Polly Branch plant, but the Town has an agreement to pipe all the treated effluent to Sussex County’s ocean outfall, which discharges into the Atlantic Ocean.
Comcast is signing papers left and right with local towns, to prepare for a new option for local cable television customers. The Bethany Beach Town Council is preparing to host a public hearing and vote on franchise agreements, while South Bethany just held a public hearing, and Selbyville h…
Dedicating oneself to the nation is a big step, no matter how long or short the job is. Veterans Day 2020 will once again honor those who have stepped up to serve in the U.S. military, and several local organizations are hosting Veterans Day events that are free and open to the public. (Gues…
Millsboro Police Department Sgt. Barry Wheatley was named Officer of the Year for the department and honored for 20 years of service at this year’s Annual Awards Banquet.
As Frankford begins a review of its ordinances to weed out those that are outdated or irrelevant, the town council will look at its fees and practices regarding business licenses.
The Millsboro Town Council, at their Monday, Nov. 2, meeting, announced that the annual Christmas parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, followed by the tree-lighting at Town Hall and Christmas caroling.
As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, the cleanup of tar balls and oil debris, originally centered around Broadkill Beach, was extended along the shoreline from Bowers Beach to Ocean City, Md.