Millsboro


The site plan of the Grotto Pizza in Peninsula Crossing that was recently approved by the Millsboro Town Council.

Grotto Pizza to open with sports bar in Millsboro

Deflecting praise for working to bring a new, 212-seat Grotto Pizza with sports bar to Millsboro, Assistant Town Manager Jamie Burk smiled and said simply, “I like pizza.”

But Town Manager Sheldon Hudson credited Burk for excellent...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:13pm

Millsboro council annexes elementary school

The Millsboro Town Council, at its Monday, Jan. 6, meeting discussed a number of topics in the town.

 

Artwork could go on exhibit

 

The town council heard a request from a Millsboro Art League volunteer, asking that...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:09pm

Millsboro looks ahead to 2020 with growth and charm in mind

As they begin the new year, Millsboro officials are focusing on maintaining the town’s notable quaintness while keeping pace with brisk growth.

At the first town council meeting of 2020, a site plan was approved for Grotto Pizza to build a...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:56pm

Millsboro man arrested on heroin-sales charges

The Delaware State Police this week arrested 27-year-old Desmone J. Justice of Millsboro following an investigation into the alleged sale of illegal drugs.

On Dec. 13, police reported, members of the...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 9:11am

Millsboro officials are beginning to settle on the details of the new town hall design.

Millsboro council proceeds to detail stage of town hall design

Members of the Millsboro Town Council are hoping to incorporate cypress wood into its interior when the new town hall is built, since the bald cypress tree has historical importance.

Delaware’s only...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 8:59am

DNREC, Mountaire enter into agreements to address violations

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control announced this week that it had signed an agreement with Mountaire Farms of Delaware on Dec. 13 to resolve violations of spray-irrigation and land-application permits that were cited...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:42pm

Millsboro continuing town hall talks

The Millsboro Town Council planned to meet for a special session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, to continue discussing plans for a new town hall and relocation of the police department.

Council members also planned to determine the amount...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Man assaulted, robbed at gunpoint in Millsboro

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday in Millsboro, in which a 59-year-old man was assaulted and robbed.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 8:49am

Jersey Mike’s coming to Millsboro

Annexation near

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open in Millsboro this month.

The sign is already up at the future location of the sandwich shop, at 28662 Dupont Boulevard, in the same plaza as Starbucks, which opened several weeks ago.

Based in Manasquan...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:40am

Millsboro to offer citizens’ police academy for local youth

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway plans to offer a police academy for youth, on the heels of the successful adult course that began in October and attracted more than 20 participants.

The Millsboro Town Council, at their Nov. 4 meeting...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:36am

Plantation Lakes asks Millsboro to OK golf carts on town roads

Community wants approvals before streets are dedicated to Town

Millsboro officials are talking to state legislators about making a charter change to allow golf carts on town roads.

The matter was discussed at the Monday, Dec. 2, Millsboro Town Council meeting because a Lennar Homes representative was...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:25am

Batman and Robin made an appearance at a past Selbyville Christmas Parade.

Pick a peck of panoplied parades

Christmas parades line up across four towns

It’s time to bundle up for the excitement of the 2019 Christmas parades.

The Georgetown Christmas Parade is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade returns on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The Millsboro Christmas...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9:58am

Millsboro Citizens’ Police Academy class nears graduation

Classmates who completed the Millsboro Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy will graduate this week, at a ceremony at town hall.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 1:42pm

Wreaths Across America volunteers place evergreen wreaths at the grave sites of veterans’ back in 2014.

Volunteers to place wreaths at veterans’ cemetery in Millsboro

Veterans laid to rest in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro will be honored with remembrance wreaths placed on their graves and at the end of rows of vaulted cremains during Wreaths Across America, an annual event designed to...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:52pm

Millsboro council approves design for new town hall

Following months of discussion and special meetings, the Millsboro Town Council has unanimously approved a new, two-story town hall, designed with a barn feel and featuring the symbolic mill wheel outside.

It will be built at what town...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:39am

Millsboro council approves hiring of new police officer

The Millsboro Town Council, at their special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, authorized Police Chief Brian Calloway to begin the process of hiring another officer.

“This is to set the stage — depending on what the Indian River School...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:23am

Millsboro continues discussion of municipal building swap

Costs, mobility for police are key talking points

The Millsboro Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, for the fourth session dedicated to the future of Town Hall and the police department.

When the Council met for the third session on Oct. 3, the consensus was building...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:39am

Route 113 southbound rerouted in Millsboro

As DelDOT repair work continues on the Iron Branch Bridge in Millsboro, drivers on southbound Route 113 are being detoured, and Millsboro police are directing traffic at least until the end of this week.

Millsboro Police Chief Brian...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:47pm

Millsboro officials declare Halloween event a success

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, at the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, pronounced the Oct. 31 town Halloween event at town hall a success.

He thanked Mayor Michelle Truitt for attending and helping officers as they...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:44pm

Ashley HomeStore celebrated a major milestone with the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of their 1,000th store on Saturday, Oct. 26. The new store has a 22,000-square-foot showroom located at 26955 Dickerson Road in Millsboro. The HomeStore is owned and operated by Barnes Furniture Inc., which also owns the Ashley HomeStore in Delmar.

Ashley HomeStore in Millsboro opens as company’s 1,000th store

Ashley HomeStore celebrated a major milestone with the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of their 1,000th store on Saturday, Oct. 26. The new store has a 22,000-square-foot showroom located at 26955 Dickerson Road in Millsboro. The HomeStore is...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Nanticoke Indian Association to host Native American Day

The Nanticoke Indian Tribe will host their Native American Day Celebration on the grounds of the Nanticoke Indian Museum near Millsboro on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attractions include Native American storytelling, face painting,...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:31am

Rainy Halloween forecast splits local trick-or-treat times

It’s a holiday where people freely give candy to whomever knocks on their door. As local residents prepared for Halloween 2019 this week, the Delaware State Police reminded families, drivers and those handing out treats to...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:04pm

Dagsboro approves water rate hike to address increase

Increase to take effect with Nov. 1 billing cycle

The Dagsboro Town Council this week unanimously approved its second rate increase for its water customers in just the past year, seeking to address an unexpected sharp increase in costs from the Town’s own water supplier — the neighboring Town of...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:09pm

Millsboro police to host Halloween event on Oct. 31

The Millsboro Police Department, in partnership with local businesses, will host the town’s annual Halloween celebration on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., welcoming children 12 or younger.

Dressed in costume, children may attend the...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:03pm

Cpl. Matthew Dufour uses the computer in his car. Police officers are required to learn how to use a variety of equipment in the patrol car.

An hour with the Millsboro police

Point Reporter Susan Sanfora gets a behind-the-scene glimpse of local officers on patrol

There’s something a little unnerving about having a police officer, in full uniform, hold open the door of a patrol car and ask you to get inside.

Even when the officer is the polite and pleasant Cpl. Matthew Dufour, and even when you had...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:58pm

Blackburn named president of DSEMSA

Longtime firefighter Chris Blackburn, whose involvement with the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company began in 1999, has been named president of the Delaware State Emergency Medical Services Association. He was installed in September at a conference...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:40pm

Historical marker honors area’s Native American history

In an atmosphere of joyousness and respect for hallowed grounds where Native Americans once roamed, the Delaware State Historic Marker commemorating the Askekesky Reservation was unveiled this week.

Positioned in the triangular garden just...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:37pm

Millsboro council makes progress on town hall design

It’s likely the new Millsboro Town Hall will have two stories when it’s built downtown, and the police station, currently located on Main Street, will move into the existing town hall building.

That was the consensus when the Millsboro...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:28pm

Millsboro to pay some of art league’s costs

Following testimony from area residents who praised the Greater Millsboro Art League, the Millsboro Town Council this week agreed to pay utility costs for the building, which is owned by the Town, so art league staff can afford monthly rent and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:18pm

Millsboro council whips through myriad issues

The Millsboro Town Council, on Monday, Oct. 7, approved the 2019 Whiskers for Wishes Campaign.

Police Chief Brian Calloway, during his monthly report to the town council, announced that officers, as well as town government employees, may...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:17pm

The Millsboro Police Department swears in the Rev. Rod Dufour as its new police chaplain, while Dufour's granddaughter Claire holds the Bible for the ceremony. Dufour is also the father of MPD officer Matthew Dufour.

Dufour sworn in as Millsboro police chaplain

Millsboro Police Department officer Matthew Dufour stood facing his father — the elder Defour newly sworn in as the police department’s first chaplain — and saluted him.

The Rev. Rod Dufour, smiling, returned the salute, and the two hugged...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:15pm

Art League to appeal to Millsboro council over building repairs

The president of the Greater Millsboro Art League will go before the Millsboro Town Council again on Monday, Oct. 7, asking that monthly rent paid to the Town for housing the league be waived indefinitely, in exchange for repairs made to the...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:56pm

Unclaimed cremains interred with special service in Millsboro

About a dozen people attended a committal ceremony for cremation remains unclaimed by families for years, with one of the cremains being kept at the funeral home since 1976.

A dozen sets of remains were committed during an ecumenical...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:51am

Millsboro museum preserves growing town’s past

Among the many gems in charming Millsboro is the little museum, nestled inside Town Hall.

It’s a single room artfully arranged and filled with photographs, books, clothing — even a cannonball made where the iron foundry once stood — that...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:42am

Millsboro council to continue town hall discussion Oct. 3

The Millsboro Town Council will meet for a third special session to discuss plans for the new town hall and moving the police department into the existing town government office building.

They will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:22pm

Shante Hastings

A keen eye on local traffic issues

Local woman is DelDOT’s chief engineer

When Shanté Hastings hits traffic at home in Long Neck and Millsboro, she is not just thinking about the problem. As the Delaware Department of Transportation’s new chief engineer, she — and her staff — are thinking about a solution.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:28am

Lions Club’s Fritter Shack returns in Millsboro

Seafood lovers with a particular fondness for oyster fritters may be pleased to see the Millsboro Lions Club’s Fritter Shack recently re-opened on Friday in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot.

Also offering crabcake sandwiches, soft-crab...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:02am

Indoor shooting range planning winter opening in Millsboro

Range Time shooting range, a 15,000-square-foot facility located at 38531 Parker Road in Millsboro, is scheduled to open to the public in the early winter of 2020, the company announced this week. The range is located 5 miles east of Route 50, 9...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:12am

Millsboro library offering chance to see the stars

“But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote.

The joys of a starlit sky will be explained and explored by...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:26pm

Millsboro continues weighing town hall, police department options

The Millsboro Town Council is awaiting updated designs for two versions of the new town hall to be built on Main Street — one version a single-story building and the other a two-story structure — in time for their next special meeting, on Oct. 3...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:54am

DSP Troop 4 holds Community Café in Millsboro area

Speeding on Long Neck Road and reducing unnecessary noise were among the issues on the minds of residents who joined officers from Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown this week for a Community Café, casually known as “Coffee with a Cop...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:40am

Sandy Kaizar, left, and granddaughter Niki Munz, share a laugh in front of the popular ice cream shop.

Nana & Pops serving up ice cream for a quarter-century in Long Neck

It was an unexpected and tender moment when customer Darrell Patterson Jr. arrived at Nana & Pops Ice Cream and Italian Water Ice to share the news.

“I wanted you to know my grandfather passed — Paul Powell. He loved your coconut water...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:26am

Millsboro teen arrested following alleged gun threat at Sussex Tech

After a fight in the hallway of Sussex Technical High School, a Millsboro student allegedly made veiled threats that resulted in a felony arrest.

Editor's Note: Coastal Point editorial policy is to not identify minors who...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Greater Millsboro Art League’s Deb Doucette is looking for grants and public monies to make improvements to the building.

Millsboro Art League desperate for improvements

Touched by how much a mother, father and their children enjoyed Family Fun Night at the Greater Millsboro Art League, the way they gathered for dinner, then painted together, talking and laughing, without a cell phone in sight, Deb Doucette...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:52pm

Even as officials discussed the regular flooding of Oak Orchard, cars were driving in the wrong lane in order to avoid giant puddles left from a recent rainstorm and high tide. Pictured, from left, are DelDOT Chief Engineer Shanté Hastings, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and DelDOT Engineer Jason McCluskey.

Carper champions infrastructure bill in flood-prone Oak Orchard

There wasn’t a major storm on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t even high tide. But vehicles in Oak Orchard were still dodging massive puddles and nuisance flooding leftover from Sunday’s rain.

Oak Orchard is a particularly low-lying area on the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:50am

Millsboro Art League director requests rent waiver

The director of the Greater Millsboro Art League asked the town council on Monday to waive the $500 monthly rent paid to the town so the money can be used to pay for much-needed repairs to the building.

Debra Doucette said volunteers have...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:01am

Millsboro town hall discussion to continue at Sept. 5 meeting

The Millsboro Town Council will meet this coming week for a second special session to further discuss plans for a new town hall and more space for the overcrowded police department.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:26pm

DelDOT responds, announces reduced speed limits in Long Neck

Speed limits on a few roads in Long Neck will be lowered, following complaints from residents about fast-moving traffic.

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, at a community safety meeting last week, announced that they will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:46pm

Karen and David Jayne stand at the entrance to their store, where they will be welcoming collage artist Roy Comiskey for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Aug. 31.

Customers return buys to Jayne’s Reliable, repurposed and recreated

Ever since Karen and David Jayne opened Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro, they have been as intrigued by what their customers are interested in buying as their customers are intrigued by what is for sale.

Roy Comiskey, who is from Takoma Park...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:46pm

Dog rescue group, veterans to benefit from Sept. 7 event

Grass Roots Rescue Society members organizing the third annual 4 Paws Got Your 6 benefit on Sept. 7 are hoping to raise about $5,000 to help fund the Grass Roots Rescue Society for dogs and Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH).

The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:42pm