Dagsboro OKs water rate hike to offset supplier’s increase

DAGSBORO — Monthly water bills in the town of Dagsboro that go out in November will reflect a rate increase necessitated by a substantial rate hike from its water suppler — the neighboring town of Millsboro. By a show of hands, Dagsboro’s mayor and council voted 5-0 Monday night to keep its $35 fixed rate […]

Garden party: Delaware Botanic Gardens an open reality

DAGSBORO – For nature lovers and horticulturists, the seven-year itch is over. Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek officially opened this week, and excitement and anticipation of the present and future have just begun to scratch the surface. “It is a week that we’ve waiting for, working toward for the last seven years,” said Ray […]

Dagsboro police chief honored with surprise retirement salute

DAGSBORO — From cops and robbers to school security and safety of elementary students, staff and visitors. Floyd Toomey Jr.’s 32-year law enforcement career officially ended Friday, the last 13 years as police chief for the town of Dagsboro. With the start of the school year, his new job with the Indian River School District […]

Dagsboro’s DDD pitch ‘total waste of time and money’

DAGSBORO — Georgetown, Seaford, Milford and Laurel are among eight municipalities benefiting from Delaware’s Downtown Development District program. The town of Dagsboro is not. For the second time in three years, Dagsboro failed to make the grade for acceptance in the incentive-driven program, which aims to spur capital investment in commercial business districts and neighborhoods, […]

Dagsboro names Seaford Lt. Flood new police chief

DAGSBORO — The town of Dagsboro has turned to the city of Seaford for its next police chief. Steven Flood, a lieutenant and 20-year member of the Seaford Police Department, will assume the Dagsboro chief’s position on Monday, Aug. 5 as the successor to Chief Floyd Toomey, who is ending 32 years in law enforcement […]

Dagsboro council OKs interconnect agreement with Artesian

DAGSBORO — Town of Dagsboro officials have taken a formal step that in the not-too-distant future could result in tapping a new water supply source for the town and its water customers. By 4-0 vote, town council this week approved an interconnect agreement with Artesian Water Company, which is undertaking a new well system in […]

Town source future option in Artesian’s Dagsboro well plans

DAGSBORO — All is well thus far for Artesian Water Company’s plans for a new well system in the immediate Dagsboro area. Several years down the road, this could be a water-source option for the town of Dagsboro, which currently purchases its water from the town of Millsboro in a 20-year agreement that expires in […]

Longtime Dagsboro police chief leaving for school constable position

DAGSBORO — After more than three decades, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey plans to leave law enforcement for a school security position with the Indian River School District. Chief Toomey announced at Dagsboro council’s May 20 meeting he would be submitting his resignation/retirement, having accepted a school safety/constable position at Phillip Showell Elementary School, not […]

Community tradition continues with 37th Springtime Jamboree

DAGSBORO — When it first graced the stage, Ronald Reagan was president, a gallon of gasoline sold for $1.25, milk was about $1.35 a gallon and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was approaching the 1,300-point plateau. A tradition in Sussex County since the 1980s, the 37th Springtime Jamboree takes center-stage Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 […]

Laurel man facing drug charges after traffic stop

DAGSBORO — A 24-year-old Laurel man was charged with multiple alleged drug-related offenses as a result of a traffic stop that took place in Dagsboro on Friday afternoon, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin, spokesman for the Delaware State Police. The suspect was identified as Devontay D. Jones. Master Cpl. Austin said that around 1:26 p.m. […]