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

AJGA to hold tournament at Cripple Creek

This May, 96 junior golfers will be traveling from all over the East Coast to Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club, to play in the 2012 American Junior Golf Association’s Preseason Junior Tournament.

Frankford to host children's day-park again

Unite Sussex will once again be able to use Frankford’s town park this summer for a refuge for school-age children with their second US Camp, Town officials confirmed this week. Last summer, they had 121 children registered over the seven weeks and served them 2,378 meals.

Dagsboro Church of God to hold fifth annual Easter Egg hunt -- & Easter happenings

On Sunday, April 8, Dagsboro Church of God will hold its 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays watershed by conducting public outreach and education, tracking restoration efforts, encouraging scientific inquiry and sponsoring needed research, in order to establish a long-term process for the protection and enhancement of the Inland Bays.”

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in public office. Bunting’s tenure will come to an end this November, though, as he is not seeking re-election. And while these accomplishments are just the tip of the iceberg of his time in office, Bunting is particularly proud of them and the collaboration that turned them into reality.

Unite Sussex offers grants for rent and utilities

People needing assistance with their monthly bills can find some relief through a new Unite Sussex grant. Unite Sussex is a local program that brings together churches, charities and communities to help people find the resources they need. The new grant can help with rent, water, electric, oil or gas utility bills.

Lighthouse Christian readies for return in chess tourney

Chess is a game of strategy, tactics and careful calculations – something that the students at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Dagsboro know very well. Next month, the team – composed of more than a dozen elementary- and middle-school students – will head back to Owings Mills, Md., for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Chess Tournament, to put their minds to the test in hopes of improving on last year’s solid performance.

Local sixth-grader collects title as top canned-good collector

Jenna Rischitelli, a sixth-grader at Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro, recently collected the most canned goods in a Delaware Quarter Horse Youth Association contest — collecting 707 in just one week with the help of her classmates and school.

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience their courageous and selfless acts firsthand. But once a year, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize the outstanding individuals from local departments and companies who make local residents’ and visitors’ lives safer.

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm weather will allow a portion of the project to be paved now instead of in the spring, officials said. 
 

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Holiday concert to be held at St. George's Chapel on Sunday

If you’re still in the Christmas spirit, then you may want to put off taking down your Christmas tree and consider attending Prince George’s Chapel’s annual Olde Christmas Musical Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8.

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
 

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Historic theater and local church partner for ‘Wonderful Life’

If the mayhem of Christmas shopping, planning and baking is just a little too much this season, there is another way to get into the holiday spirit, without lifting a finger. In fact, people can just sit back and relax with a good old-fashioned movie at a good old-fashioned movie theater.

Dagsboro to hold tree-lighting ceremony Sat. Nov. 26

Once local holiday celebrants have finished their big Thanksgiving meal and shopped ’til they dropped on Black Friday, they can continue the holiday weekend by spending Saturday evening at the Town of Dagsboro’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Local Lions help Dagsboro plant more than a dozen trees

The Town of Dagsboro was recently the recipient of some needed man-hours, thanks to the Lord Baltimore Lions Club. Members of the club, as well as Kyle Hoyd, the Urban Forestry Coordinator for the state of Delaware, and E.J. Chalabala and Eric Buehl from the Center for the Inland Bays, planted 10 Tonto crape myrtles along Main Street and six eastern red cedars in the park.

Thanksgiving for Thousands still a local holiday tradition

More than 17 years ago, Roger Marino had a vision of helping the less fortunate around the holiday season. Today, his food drive initiative, Thanksgiving for Thousands, has helped countless families throughout the Delmarva peninsula enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday, as well as bringing together hundreds of volunteers to help their neighbors – a particular priority now, as families continue to suffer in a difficult job market and slow housing market.

Jayne family makes finding treasures a reliable venture

“Is the glider chair upstairs really only $20?” asked Janice Tunell, who spends her time between her homes in Dagsboro and Wilmington.

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour, which connected the two halves of the new bridge. Motorists had become accustomed to seeing the incomplete north and south sections move closer together until Oct. 18, when the closure pour was completed.

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert sound, the recorded message on broadcast media will state, “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for both radio and television.

Dagsboro citizens upset about potential water price hike

Dagsboro citizens are not excited about a possible increase in water rates. Town Council hosted a public hearing and workshop Nov. 1 to begin addressing the many issues, from budget deficit to a possible faulty water meter.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure continued road safety due to dune erosion adjacent to the northbound lanes, they said.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).