Millville

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations,...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:13pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:54pm

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:34pm

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday,...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:24pm

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:16pm

BREAKING NEWS: Eakle calls on candidates to help plan assistance for hurricane-threatened residents

Delaware Senate District 20 candidate Rick Eakle (D) on Friday asked his fellow Sussex County candidates in the Nov. 6 elections to put aside their political differences ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Sandy and gather to plan...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:05am

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:19pm

Repertory theater to open its first play at Dickens

Local theater lovers who may be staying in nights because they’d rather not drive to Georgetown, Rehoboth or Milford to catch a local play, can now make plans to get gussied up, because the Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART) is hitting the...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:53pm

Millville does away with special development district

With little fanfare — albeit some applause — the Millville Town Council this week quietly approved a resolution revoking Millville By The Sea’s status as a special development district, or SDD. The resolution they passed terminated the Millville...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:31pm

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Millville!

The fourth annual Great Pumpkin Festival in Millville is fast approaching — it will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall.

The festival, complete with games...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:36am

Millville council hears from Block on proposed dinner theater

The Millville Town Council has decided to wait before acting on a request by Rich Bloch of Dicken’s Parlour Theatre to serve food on the premises.

The council heard his request on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at their workshop. While the theater is...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left...

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:03am

Route 26 Working Group gets first look at project

DelDOT has turned its sights on Route 26, but this time, they gave plenty of notice.

Community leaders filled the South Coastal Library meeting room Sept. 24 to discuss the State Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, slated to begin...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:32am

Route 26 Working Group gets first look at project

DelDOT has turned its sights on Route 26, but this time, they gave plenty of notice.

Community leaders filled the South Coastal Library meeting room Sept. 24 to discuss the State Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, slated to begin...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:32am

Millville By the Sea opts not to pursue SDD implementation

In a letter dated Sept. 20, 2012, Charles D. Ellison Jr., vice president of Miller & Smith — the developers of Millville By the Sea — wrote to Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie and Mayor Gerry Hocker, saying that Miller & Smith “will...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:20am

Millville By the Sea opts not to pursue SDD implementation

In a letter dated Sept. 20, 2012, Charles D. Ellison Jr., vice president of Miller & Smith — the developers of Millville By the Sea — wrote to Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie and Mayor Gerry Hocker, saying that Miller & Smith “will...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:20am

BREAKING NEWS - Millville by the Sea no longer pursuing SDD implementation "at this time"

In a letter dated Sept. 20, 2012, Charles D. Ellison, Jr. VP of Miller & Smith, the developers of Millville by the Sea, wrote to the town manager and mayor that they "will not be pursuing the implementation of the Special Development District...

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:54am

Longtime Millville councilman Droney dies at 74

Thomas Jack “Tim” Droney, 74, of Millville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 9, after a brief illness. Droney, a regular presence in the town of Millville, had served on the town council for more than 20 years and was a Board of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:01pm

Longtime Millville councilman Droney dies at 74

Thomas Jack “Tim” Droney, 74, of Millville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 9, after a brief illness. Droney, a regular presence in the town of Millville, had served on the town council for more than 20 years and was a Board of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:01pm

Dickens Parlour Theatre offering more than magic

Starting this month, Dickens Parlour Theatre will be offering a concert series during the off-season months.

“We have made diversions into these areas in the past,” said Rich Bloch, owner of the theater. “We did an off-Broadway show last...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:22pm

Dickens Parlour Theatre offering more than magic

Starting this month, Dickens Parlour Theatre will be offering a concert series during the off-season months.

“We have made diversions into these areas in the past,” said Rich Bloch, owner of the theater. “We did an off-Broadway show last...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:22pm

Summer's bounty transitions to fall farm favorites

Although summer is gradually fading into September, back-to-school days and the beginning of fall still offer plenty of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

“Each season brings something new to Delaware’s dinner tables,” said...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:47pm

Summer's bounty transitions to fall farm favorites

Although summer is gradually fading into September, back-to-school days and the beginning of fall still offer plenty of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

“Each season brings something new to Delaware’s dinner tables,” said...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:47pm

Millville to add Dollar General, new traffic light

Millville will be looking quite different soon, with a Dollar General to be located off of Route 26.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Millville Town Council approved Dollar General’s final site plan. The property will be located on Atlantic...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:20am

Millville continues to be desirable spot for business

Millville just continues to move forward.

Despite a slumping economy that has hurt nearly every corner of the nation, from governments down to residents, the Town of Millville consistently has seen itself grow — from crafting new...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:29am

Millville aims for 'happy medium' on signage compliance

Millville Town Council heard and saw firsthand about the town’s issue with non-conforming signage at a lengthy workshop last week that included a PowerPoint presentation showing pictures of how many of the signs in the town do not conform to...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:28pm

Resident takes on bike safety issues

Ocean View bicyclists, beware!

Special to the Coastal Point • George Walter
This bike lane on Central Avenue abruptly ends, with an arrow implying the lane continues on. This is just one of several concerns for bicyclists in the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:29pm

Millville's DelDOT feud gets resolved

This week the town of Millville reached a resolution with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), regarding an agreement for the Town to donate Town-owned right-of-way interests necessary to the Route 26 improvements project.

“...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:29am

Special Development District tax draws crowd to Millville

Normally quiet Millville residents, who number an average of three or four for a typical council meeting each month, came out in droves at their town council workshop this week to voice their opposition to a Special Development District (SDD) tax...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:04am

Beebe works to grown list of insurers for walk-in clinic

Switching from a seasonal emergency room to a year-round non-emergency walk-in healthcare center has not been without some bumps in the road at Beebe Medical Center’s new walk-in facility in Millville.

The switch means the center is looked...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:33am

DelDOT assembling working group for Route 26 project

Construction on Route 26 is unlikely to begin until spring of 2013 at the earliest, but DelDOT is already starting public outreach. Select community members along Atlantic Avenue have received invitations to join the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:30am

Millville council approves revised plan for Bishop’s Landing

The Millville Town Council voted this week to approve the final site plan for Bishop’s Landing (formerly known as Barrington Park), for Dove Barrington Development LLC. Steve Marsh, an engineer with GMB of Salisbury, Md., spoke on behalf of...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:17am

Mariner's Work Camp huge success

Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.

...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:15am

Black Pearl hits the high seas in Fenwick Island and surrounding towns

Captain Jack Sparrow may have been the one who first introduced us to the Black Pearl on the high seas, but Bill Fox has brought his own Black Pearl to the streets of Fenwick Island. The customized mini-school bus has been decked out to resemble...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:57am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Beebe officials address concerns about emergency services

About 50 people attended an information session hosted by state Rep. Gerald Hocker and Sen. George Bunting this week to answer any questions people had about Beebe Medical Center’s new walk-in center in Millville, and the fact that there will no...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:46am

MVFC makes appeal for enhanced funding from Millville

The Town of Millville heard from Millville Volunteer Fire Company President Greg Tietmeyer, and Public Information Officer Bob Powell at their meeting this week, regarding the Town of Millville’s donations to the fire company. The men were...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:15am

County approves borrow pit in Clarksville amid dissent

The Sussex County Council this week approved a conditional use for a borrow pit east of Irons Lane Road and north of Old Mill Road in the Clarksville/Millville area, on a vote of 3-2, with council members George Cole and Joan Deaver dissenting....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:12am

Kent joins Millville Town Council

Millville resident Harry Kent recently took a new position on the Millville Town Council. Kent and his wife, Linda, moved to Millville a year ago from Washington Township, N.J.

Kent

“We had a place in Cape May County, so we used to...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 5:35am

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

MVFC thankful for grants but still needing more donations

This past March, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company received a grant of $58,800 from the Ocean View Town Council through their Emergency Services Enhancement Funding program, for the purchase of new air packs.

“For an air pack, it’s...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 8:03am

Kent replaces late Richard Thomas on Millville town council

Millville resident Harry Kent recently took a new position on the Millville Town Council. Kent and his wife, Linda, moved to Millville a year ago from Washington Township, N.J.

“We had a place in Cape May County, so we used to come down to...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:30am

Got an emergency?

Emergencies are out, but walk-ins are welcome at Beebe’s new Walk-in Care Center in Millville. Formerly a seasonal Beebe emergency center, the walk-in center will now only provide immediate care for non-emergencies, particularly when primary care...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:38pm

Millville continues looking at real estate centers, signage

Temporary residential real estate centers and signs will be discussed again at the Millville Town Council’s June council meeting and workshop, respectively. Both subjects have been discussed at length in recent months, but decisions have yet to...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:47pm

Postal Service consolidation plans expected to have minimal local impact

While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
The Dagsboro post cut...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:55am

Outside dining at Perucci’s gets nod from Millville P&Z

The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission this week recommended approving outdoor seating for Perucci’s Classic Italian Restaurant, paving the way for patrons to sit outside in front of the little brick building located alongside Atlantic...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:48am

MVFC chicken-dinner fundraisers kick off on Saturday

A tasty tradition will be returning to Millville this weekend, when the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s annual chicken dinner fundraisers kick off Saturday with the first of four such events.

“I got into the fire company in 1980, and...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:04am

DSP offers community safety tips at MillVols meeting

Delaware State Police Master Cpl. and Community Liaison Jorge Camacho spoke to the Millville Volunteers last week regarding community safety.

Camacho noted that in recent years Sussex County has experienced a population growth, with a rise...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:56am