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

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.

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.