Charter change sought to OK golf carts on Millsboro community’s streets

MILLSBORO — Requested street dedication and golf cart traffic at Plantation Lakes have created an authoritative sand trap for the town of Millsboro and its police department. The proposed solution: town charter revision under which golf carts would be permitted on public roadways within the Plantation Lakes golfing community — with requirements. Current Delaware law […]

Milton man dies in work accident

MILLSBORO – A 34-year-old Milton man died when pinned underneath a dump truck he was working on Thursday morning, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. At approximately 7:45 a.m., a business owner found Jose Zamora-Rivera at The Bros Landscaping at 24452 Hollyville Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘Bigger’ large/small dog park lands Millsboro council’s blessing

MILLSBORO — The town of Millsboro’s dog park will accommodate canines of all breeds, shapes and sizes. Town council Monday night approved an updated proposal that includes separate fenced-in areas for both large and small dogs at the public park on town-owned property off Wilson Highway near Brandywine Village Apartments — within walking distance of […]

Millsboro officials hope Boys & Girls Club is in town’s future

MILLSBORO — Millsboro may someday be home to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. Town officials have their fingers crossed that initial discussion with high-level Delaware Boys & Girls Clubs representatives will put Millsboro on the map, either outright or as a satellite club. Currently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has a presence […]

Town dog park lands fencing approval in Millsboro

MILLSBORO — Furry friends and their owners may have a designated place in the heart of Millsboro to exercise in a friendly, contained environment. Town-owned property in a residential area of town is council’s pick for a fenced-in dog park that will initially be basic with flexibility to grow. Town council, at its Nov. 4 […]

Millsboro council opts for bids in demo, possible rebuild of historic grist mill

MILLSBORO — What stands as the last known standing grist mill in the greater Millsboro area may be coming down — hopefully not on its own. Millsboro town council Monday night authorized bid solicitation for demolition of Warren’s Mill and possible rebuild of the historic structure along Betts Pond Road. In spring 2017 the town […]

Millsboro mulling shift in dog park plans to downtown location

MILLSBORO — Location in the town of Millsboro’s plans for a community dog park facility may be on the move, from rural to an urban site within walking distance of the town’s municipal hub. Millsboro Assistant Town Manager Jamie Burk updated council at its Oct. 6 meeting on a new pitch to shift dog park […]

Three Sussex generations renew marriage vows

MILLSBORO – Louise and Edward Dorey didn’t have a reception on their wedding day. That was 70 years ago. On Sunday, Sept. 29, they got that reception as the elder third of a three-generation wedding anniversary/vow renewal celebration with their adopted daughter and her husband, John and Lou Ann Rieley, and Mr. and Ms. Rieley’s […]

Commentary: Drainage project coming along in Oak Orchard

A major drainage improvement project that Sen. Gerald Hocker and I have advocated for over the past six years has achieved another milestone for citizens residing in the Oak Orchard area of Millsboro. I am pleased to report that the project to fix improper drainage — often the result of tidal and storm-related flooding — […]

Delaware Agricultural Museum renovating 1850s Millsboro church

DOVER — The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover recently announced that a massive historic preservation project is underway at the museum. The focus of the project is the restoration of St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church (circa 1857). The church, originally situated approximately seven miles west of Millsboro, was moved to the museum grounds […]