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

Trees to be one casualty of Route 26 project

According to George Economos, the sycamore trees in front of his home in Millville are landmarks. They are part of the town’s history and deserve preservation. They greet the visitor on the way to the beach and let them know they are almost there...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:39pm

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

A Father’s Day story from Bill Cobb’s daughter

There is a special bond between fathers and daughters. No one can explain it, but we all know it exists. I have always felt it with my dad. I see it with my husband and our two daughters. I see it when my son holds his 3-week-old daughter and the...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:19am

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

Casapula looks back at 20 years in the sandwich biz

For Al Casapula, owning Al Casapula’s Subs, Steaks and Pizza has been a dream come true. Having it become what is has over its 20-year lifespan has been a dream surpassed.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Al Casapula’s Subs, Steaks...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:51am

Subity sworn in to Millville council

The Millville Town Council is at full strength again, following the swearing-in of its newest council member, Jon Subity, at the May 13 council meeting.

Subity fills the seat formerly occupied by Joan Bennett, who announced earlier this...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:20am

Full steam ahead for Millville's new seafood shop

Few things say “summertime at the beach” quite like a fresh bushel of steamed crabs smothered in Old Bay and piping hot corn on the cob, which is precisely what Joe Parsons had in mind when he decided to open Steamers, Millville’s soon-to-be...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 6:41am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am

Chamber welcomes Deserie Lawrence

Deserie Lawrence hit the ground running, starting her new job as sales, marketing and events manager at the Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce just the week before the annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 7:08am

Subs surface on area doorsteps

Quiznos has become synonymous with the fast-growing businesses booming with today’s on-the-go lifestyle. Just three years ago, “Entrepreneur” magazine ranked the toasty sub chain No. 2 in the top franchises of 2005. This year, Quiznos kicked off...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:51am

Lord Baltimore Elementary students learn to 'Just Say No'

The fourth- and fifth-graders of Lord Baltimore were treated to a special presentation on April 17, of “Tar Wars” a nationwide program that started in Colorado, designed to educate America’s youth about the dangers of smoking.

Dr. Cedrick...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 5:04am

New recycling area decided on in Millville

Green-minded people in the area can again rejoice — a recycling drop-off location is coming back to the Millville area.

Millville Mayor Donald Minyon announced during the town’s April 8 council meeting that the Millville Group had found a...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 9:14am

April showers bring rain barrels, native plants and more to Millville

This May, the nearly new, modern Millville town hall, with its earthy monochromatic color scheme and plush green grass will soon look a little different. A little more… natural.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Native plantings...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:11am

Millville eyes major Streetscape project

The metamorphosis of Millville continues.

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted by the Town of Millville
The proposed intersection of Doc’s Place and Route 26.

Town leaders are pushing hard in an effort to secure...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:03am

Millville moving toward 'Clean and Green'

Clean days are ahead for Millville residents.

Beginning in May, all residents of the town will be able to enjoy curbside recycling services — and the town will pick up the tab. As part of the “Millville Clean and Green Initiative,” the...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:47am

Ashley’s in bloom for prom, wedding season

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations fresh on the minds of both the Irish and the Irish-for-the-day, it’s a good bet people riding down Route 26 this past week noticed the bright assortment of green dresses in the window of Ashley’s Bridal.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:46am

Urologists in Millville

What started as a small endeavor under founder Dr Raymond Yow — the first urologist on the Eastern Shore — has grown into a bustling practice in Salisbury and Berlin, Md., with four doctors, one physician’s assistant and one nurse practitioner....

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:34am

Keeping the spine in line

Every organ in the body is connected with and controlled by nerves from the spinal cord and brain, so it’s no wonder that keeping the spine in check can involve scores of preventative measures, including visits to a chiropractor.


Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:33am

New inlet bridge to be in use before 2012

Work on two early phases of the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is revving up, with removal of excess soils from the existing faulty embankments set to begin the first week of April and work begun last week on geotechnical...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:56am

Sewer project having only minor impacts on Route 26 businesses

Though the prospect of partial road closures raised deep concerns in area businesspeople when the project was announced last year, it has been business pretty much as usual along Route 26 since the start of the Millville sewer project on Jan. 2....

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:48am

Registration open for 19th Annual Ocean-to-Bay Bike Tour

As spring finally warms and greens the Delmarva Peninsula, bicyclists from all over the mid-Atlantic region will shift into gear and head to Fenwick Island. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ocean-To-Bay Bike Tour is a favored...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:39am

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a medical transcriptionist at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She attended the...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:29am

Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77

Dr. Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. A graduate of Amherst College and Hahnemann Medical College, he served his medical internship at the Hahnemann-...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:26am

EDITORIAL: Route 26 businesses still strong

When plans were first announced for the sewer work along Route 26 in Millville, businesses dotting that area were understandably concerned. There was fear that the road work would not only cause traffic problems in front of their businesses, but...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 3:07am 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.


Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Bennett planning to stay involved in Millville

After finishing up her two-year term on the Millville Town Council, Joan Bennett is ready to move on. But, don’t take that as a plan to sit on the sidelines. She has firm plan on being a very active and concerned citizen.

“I’m still going...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:11am

MVFC helping Bethany with ambulances

Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) will be dropping their ambulance service to the Bethany Beach fire district as of January 2009, placing the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company (BBVFC) in a pressing situation where they are running...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 1:36am

Beebe already thinking expansion

Beebe Medical Center has acquired another 12.8 acres in Clarksville to accommodate future expansion of the South Coastal Medical Complex that has not yet been built there. Jeffrey Fried, president and CEO of the medical center, said Lewes-based...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:16pm

Officers and firefighters honored at 2008 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards

Men and women of law enforcement and fire departments undoubtedly dedicated their time and experience, risking their own lives for those of the public and for the betterment of their communities.

Coastal Point • SUSAN LYONS


Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:38am

Millville By The Sea gets green light

Millville By the Sea will begin work on a sales center and six model homes after receiving unanimous approval on its final site plan from the Millville Town Council on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The Millville Group’s Al Ruble told council that his...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 3:47am

Brain injury victims get support in Millville

Beverly Bell was a much different person 15 years ago than she is today. Her motor skills were functioning fine, daily tasks were second nature, and she was capable of accomplishing all of the everyday duties.

All of that changed in a...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 2:07am

Millville gives the go-ahead to project

Millville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the final site plan for the 402-unit Dove Landing project.

The development will consist of 140 single-family homes, 142 townhomes and 120 condominiums, spread out over...

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 8:54am

Millville approves ordinances into the books

Millville officials are continuing their efforts to get more ordinances approved and finalized in the town, hoping to take some of the uncertainty out of the town’s decision-making process and trying to make it easier for developers to know what...

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 4:17am

County aims to meet state road standards

Existing standards for public roads in Sussex County are admittedly less stringent than those imposed by the State of Delaware, but that could cease to be the case under a directive passed by the Sussex County Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 8,...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:04am

County approves medical facility near Bayside

The Sussex County Council on Jan. 8 granted unanimous approval of a conditional use for PMP Associates, which plans to bring a facility for healthcare and medical offices to a location near the intersection of Routes 54 and 20.

The 33.04-...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:03am

Recycling drop-off location dropped

It’s one of the most popular destinations for “green”-minded residents and visitors to the area, but as of March 2008, the recycling drop-off center in Millville will itself be headed for the recycling bin.

Millville’s Masonic lodge, Doric...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 7:58am

Millville institutes property tax hike

Citing a depleting general fund and a need to be proactive in budgeting, the Millville Town Council voted Tuesday night to enact a significant hike in property taxes. However, after hearing complaints from local businessmen, the council voted to...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 3:32am

Library construction improves by $400,000

After the South Coastal Library expansion project was briefly put on the back burner due to faltering bid procedure last month, Sussex County Engineer Mike Izzo was pleased to report on the favorable update of the process. He addressed the issue...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:20am

Preparing produce: Ideal autumn meals

As the weather clearly indicates, autumn is upon the area, and families are starting to gather more frequently. Reuniting with family in the colder season can ultimately lead to warm, satisfying, home-cooked meals, and during a recent trip to...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:04am

Botchie named town manager in Millville

Remove that interim tag, please.
Debbie Botchie, serving the role of town manager in Millville for several months, accepted a full-time role in that position on Tuesday, firmly placing her in charge of town business, at a time of...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:19am

Millvile to extend police coverage into town

Citing a need to provide more safety for the town’s residents and businesses, the Millville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sign a contract with the Delaware State Police that will provide 16 hours of police protection each week....

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:51am

Millville approves plan for Barrington Park

Millville Town Council members on Tuesday unanimously agreed to approve the final site plan for the Barrington Park community, which will feature 547 residential units on 158 acres nestled between Burbage Road, Route 17 and Substation Road.


Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:07am

Aquacare makes a splah in Millville

Aquacare Rehabilitation Services Inc. is bringing a new wave of healthcare to the area. This week, the clinic celebrated their grand opening in the Millville Town Center, kicking off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The office is the...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:44pm

DNREC approves grant for ‘town-hall habitat’

When Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, suggested to Millville Town Council members that their town hall would be the perfect place to transform into a pilot project for a “town-hall...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:20pm

Pet store returns to Millville, offering more for pets

House Pets in Millville has reopened in a big way. After a brief hiatus, the pet store has returned to Creek Side Plaza, along Route 26 — this time, expanding from their previous 2,400-square-foot establishment to 6,000 square feet. And, more...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 2:55pm

Local playwright presents musical with Broadway star

If you’re looking for a little something extra to fill your weekend evening void, the 7th Annual Free Summer Theater Festival at Bear Trap Dunes, presented by Carl M. Freeman Foundation, could be exactly what you need.

On Thursday, Friday...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville church cooks away the blues

The fundraiser events put on by Millville United Methodist Church each month have become much more than mere money-makers. They’ve grown to social gatherings of both the congregation and community. And with a new minister in town, last week’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm