This Week's News
The Town of Frankford will be receiving a forensic audit, according to Councilman Marty Presley, who made the announcement at the Town’s monthly council meeting earlier this week.
In May 2014, after going through a plethora of tests, Tim Hill received a life-changing diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Fenwick Island’s Business Development Committee took a look at the summer season for past improvements and future ideas.
When an emergency strikes a town, from severe weather to a burst water main, town hall needs to contact residents in a timely manner. But what is the best system to do that?
While residents of Millsboro and the Plantation Lakes community won’t see a permanent clubhouse opening there until the spring of 2018, nine holes and a temporary clubhouse could be up and running soon.
Deciding against using the results of a 17-year old report, which couldn’t include data for events such as Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has instead elected to pursue a new hydrodynamic study of the Ocean City Inlet to determine the cause of its constant shoaling.
The Delaware State Legislature has made a number of changes to the Beach Preservation Act in past decades, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is now trying to put those changes into action by writing new regulations for beachfront building and use.
Well, that was a bit of weather we had last week, huh?
A new power plant we celebrated in Dover this past week represents more progress toward a vital goal for Delaware’s future — powering our state with cleaner, more efficient energy. Calpine’s Garrison Energy Center combines gas and steam turbines to produce up to 50 percent more electricity and less air pollution than a traditional plant.
More than 50 local artists and craftspersons will gather at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Artisan’s Festival sponsored by the BBVFC Ladies Auxiliary.
Now in its second year, Ovation Dinner Theatre, based in the Bethany Beach/Ocean View area, is continuing to offer a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience throughout Delmarva.
In May 2011, the Coastal Point initiated a column called “Civil War Profiles” to focus on Delaware’s role in the Civil War. The decision was timely, considering in April the entire nation became riveted on commemoration of the 150th anniversary of hostilities that began with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., in April 1860.
When it comes to the issue of allowing massage parlors in town, the Dagsboro Town Council is far from relaxed.
Millsboro bypass included in forecast
Each year, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) develops a six-year Capital Transportation Plan (CTP) that identifies future projects and costs.
Are you struggling with lower back pain? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS), 65 million Americans, or 8 out of 10 people, have some type of back pain.
Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) students in the Class of 2016 and alumni from the Class of 2015 captured 43 Advanced Placement honors from the College Board, the school announced this week.
Community leaders, educators, businesspeople and elected officials will join together to raise public awareness regarding current economic issues at the 22nd Annual Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference. The event will be hosted on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.
Following welcoming remarks by Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent, Delaware Tech President Mark T. Brainard, and Vice President and Campus Director Ileana Smith, the morning will include information that could be important to Sussex County employers.
The conference will include a statistical update by Workforce Analyst Ed Simon of the Delaware Economic Development Office and a keynote address by Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery.
There will also be an hour reserved for Delaware Tech’s 1 Million Cups initiative, a partnership effort with the Kauffman Foundation to support entrepreneurship nationwide. The two presenters will be Rob Rider of Body & Soul Fitness and Katey Evans of the Frozen Farmer.
“G-Mart is on fire in the rain” is a comment that I shamelessly copyright-infringed upon for this week’s football article when I saw it posted on the Indian River High School sports app live scoreboard.
Despite the pouring rain, the Indian River High School rushing attack was on fire.
With four backs getting carries in their Thursday, Oct. 1, matchup against Seaford, the Indians ran ragged on the Blue Jays defense, rushing for 315 yards and six touchdowns, with the score getting as out of control as the weather and the Indians rolling to a 48-0 win.
“All of our guys were clicking,” said head coach Phill Townsend, who earned his first career victory at the team’s helm. “Our first three games, we had a tough schedule, but the guys kept their heads up, and tonight they saw that hard work is gonna pay off.”
The game had been originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, but with the anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin’s arrival and with a nor’easter already in full force, it got bumped up to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. While the weather was held to a light ran for most of the first half, it picked up to horizontal winds and steady downpours during the second quarter.
While their schedule is finally starting to let up after facing four state-ranked teams in the first six games of the season, the Indian River soccer team was still put to the test when they made the trip up Route 113 to take on Sussex Central (3-2-1) on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
But despite starting the season 2-4, the Indians still managed to get back on track with a 1-0 win over the Golden Knights in the intra-district rivalry.
“We talked about how important this win was to getting us one step closer to being .500. I thought we played really well,” said head coach Steve Kilby after the game. “Central has a lot of pace. They’ve got some guys that can run. They did a good job on trying to target those players against our backline and put us under some pressure. The key thing there was our back four really played together pretty well.”
The game would remain scoreless until the 25th minute, when junior midfielder Mac Smith found the back of the net on an assist from junior forward Johan Cordoba after a long string of passes up the field.
Limitations teeter on the table
The Town of Fenwick Island took the first step this week toward loosening its hotel ordinance, which would help a local business owner renovate and upgrade the Sands Motel. A majority of the council voted on Sept. 25 to approve the first reading of commercial zoning changes (zoning Chapter 160-2 and 160-5).
The Delaware Health Care Commission held a public hearing earlier this week for a proposed 90-bed psychiatric hospital to be located in Georgetown.
At the hearing, SUN (Solving Unmet Needs) Behavioral Health President Steve Page stated the company first heard about Sussex County after meeting Jeffrey Fried, president/CEO of Beebe Healthcare, last fall.
Mail-in voting could improve elections in Delaware, according to state Sen. Karen Peterson (D-Stanton), as public discussion begins over her bill proposing mail-in ballots for school-related elections. Introduced in July, SB 165 is titled “An act to amend the Delaware Code relating to public school elections.”
Millville’s annual Pumpkin Festival will return this weekend, offering families the chance to enjoy fun fall festivities.
Former Millville mayor Don Minyon created the event in 2009 as a way to showcase the town.
Most people take reading for granted. From email and medicine bottles to the occasional birthday card, Americans are constantly reading. But life isn’t so simple for people with low literacy levels, so the Frankford Public Library (FPL) is looking for people interested becoming tutors for adult literacy.
What could happen to the sea in 50 years? No one can know for sure, but South Bethany residents got tips on planning for sea-level rise at a pair of workshops on Sept. 25 and 26.
Sussex County held a workshop to review its signage ordinance earlier this week, following the approval of a six-month moratorium on applications for off-premises signs.
This week, kids will want to go to school on a Saturday, as students and the community are being invited to Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fall Festival — a day of games, food and fun. The Fall Festival has been rescheduled from Saturday, Oct. 3, to Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school.
New resolution targets impact fees to MVFC
This past June, the Town of Millville passed a resolution that amended its fee schedule for the 2016 fiscal year, to include a $500 impact fee charged on new residential and commercial construction beginning July 1, 2015. The fees are being collected to fund a grant for the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire and ambulance services.
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will present to area residents an update on the U.S. Route 113 North/South Study for the Millsboro South area at a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center, 322 Wilson Highway.
Walk-in care just got a lot more user-friendly.
Beebe Healthcare announced earlier this week that their Walk-In Care facility in Millville will remain open year-round.For any of us in this community who have had a medical situation pop up in the past, and have had to drive to one of the regional hospitals, this is welcomed news.