Dagsboro News

Town of Dagsboro, Delaware

Population:

  • 805 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • Fourth Monday of the month, 6 p.m., except November (third week) and December (second week)

Planning & Zoning meets:

  • Various Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Elections:

  • First Saturday of December

Town office:

  • 33134 Main St., Dagsboro, DE 19939 (302) 732-3777

Web site

General e-mail inquiries

Town Council:

  • Brian Baull, Mayor
  • Norwood Truitt, VIce-Mayor
  • Theresa Ulrich, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Patrick Miller
  • William Chandler

Town Administrator:

  • Cynthia Brought

Town Clerk:

  • Megan Thorp

Code Enforcement:

  • Cynthia Brought

Water Department Supervisor:

  • Cynthia Brought

Maintenance:

  • Bob Flowers

P&Z Chairperson:

  • Scott Crater

Police:

  • Floyd Toomey, Jr., Chief
  • Harry Litten, Staff Sergeant
  • Tyler Bare, Patrolman
  • James Jones, Patrolman

Town Solicitor:

  • Rob Witsil

Town Planner:

  • Kyle Gulbronson, AECOM

Emergency:

  • 911

Non-emergency police contact:

  • (302) 732-3777

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

Days of hurricane force winds, storm tides as high as 10 feet and up predicted

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 surge and tide, and torrential rains that could measure as much as a foot deep in some places.

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

State workers begin their own preparations

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, noting that rain, wind and flooding likely. “The duration is what we are most concerned about.”

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

Local schools closed through Tuesday

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 Tuesday, Oct. 31.

All University of Delaware classes are suspended Monday, Oct. 29, and officials were strongly encouraging students to go home.

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 landfall in the immediate area.

Parsons Farm to hold annual Fall Festival

For the past three years, Parsons Farms has been holding an annual Fall Festival, filled with fall fun for the whole family.

Death of junior firefighter shakes Dagsboro department

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company on Friday was mourning the loss of 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend, who was killed last Thursday night while responding to a fire call.

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 sometime during the weekend and received on Monday morning.

BREAKING NEWS: Dagsboro fire company out of service after death of junior firefighter

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company on Friday was mourning the loss of 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend, who was killed Thursday night while responding to a fire call.

Area police participating in Drug Take-Back this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law-enforcement agencies will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

FIshkiller's granted conditional-use approval by county

The Sussex County Council this week voted to approve a conditional-use request for Fishkiller’s, near Dagsboro, filed on behalf of owner and waterman Chester “Chet” Townsend IV.

Indian River High School mourns the loss of Dagsboro teen

One week before the start of the school year, the coastal community was jolted by a fatal car collision that killed 17-year old Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Pavik of Dagsboro on Sunday, Aug. 26.

MAPP project might be canceled, according to officials

The Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project could be a no-go, according to electric company officials. Pepco Holdings, the parent company of Delmarva Power, Pepco and Atlantic City Electric, is reviewing a recommendation from the Transmission Expansion Advisory Committee of PJM Interconnection (PJM) — the regional electric grid operator — and awaiting a final decision from the PJM Board of Managers later this month, explained Matt Likovich of Delmarva Power.

Rally at the Creek to raise money for breast cancer charity

Next month, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club will host the 16th Annual Rally at the Creek to raise money to support breast cancer awareness, research and education.

Pin Hunting: Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club

Winding through a peaceful housing community just off of Route 26, a few minutes outside of Bethany Beach, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club brings golfers along the backwaters of the Indian River Bay and Holts Landing State Park.

Dagsboro man arrested in Millsboro woman's murder

Less than a month after the body of 35-year old Millsboro resident Nicole Bennett was found along a dirt road in Maryland, police this week arrested 28-year-old Dagsboro resident Matthew Burton in connection with the crime.

Fishkiller’s Lobster Shack enjoying hot summer and new digs

Historically, the term “fishkiller” referred to the watermen who traditionally returned with a profitable catch time and time again. Well, Captain Chet Townsend, owner of the aptly named Fishkiller’s Lobster Shack near Dagsboro, is taking advantage of a new location with a warm season on the water, as Townsend and his crew continue to dish out seafood favorites from a kitchen inside his eye-catching red trailer throughout the summer.

BREAKING NEWS: Dagsboro man arrested in Bennett murder case

Maryland State Police homicide investigators reported on July 6 that they had charged a Dagsboro-area man in connection with the murder of Nicole Bennett of Millsboro, who was found dead in the Whaleyville, Md., area on June 15.

Jayne's Reliable adds Coastal Classics to its inventory

When Karen and David Jayne noticed Patti Lewis browsing through their store on Main Street in Dagsboro, Jayne’s Reliable, they realized two things: she wore a Bethany Beach Fire Department T-shirt and she knew their business better than a casual shopper. Indeed, Lewis and her husband, Alex Isherwood, have owned a similar store, Coastal Classics, opposite Ocean View Deli, since 2005.

I've got the blues--berries, that is

It’s the bluest time of year, with bright oceans, warm skies and fresh local blueberries. And this July, Parsons Farms Produce has the local market cornered on U-pick berries.

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 Action Agency, 308 North Railroad Avenue, Georgetown.

Progress for Prostate golf tournament returning to Cripple Creek

The 9th Annual Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament will be returning to Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club later this summer, and the number of participants is soaring. The tournament was introduced nearly a decade ago by local playwright Bob Davis, a prostate cancer survivor himself, who cited the entertaining aspects of the event — along with a growing awareness of prostate cancer’s health risks — as the reasons for the tournament’s success.

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 counts of assault in the second degree and five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

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.

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment and the emergence of Delaware as one of the East Coast’s premier resort locations.