Millsboro seeks construction cost estimates for park proposals

MILLSBORO — Millsboro town council has set the cost estimate course for two public parks on town-owned properties on Millsboro’s outer limits. At its March 4 meeting, council approved the go-ahead to secure construction cost estimates for a dog park along Hardscrabble Road near U.S. 113 on Millsboro’s northern limits, and a multi-purpose park along […]

Hudson happy to oversee Dover Parks and Rec’s growth

DOVER — Kirby Hudson has found a new home with the city of Dover, in more ways than one. Mr. Hudson, who had served as Dover’s assistant city manager since early 2015, was hired as the city’s new Parks and Recreation director three months ago. He was on hand at the Council Committee of the […]

Dover Councilman Sudler continues push for Dover Park recreation building

DOVER — Dover City Councilman Roy Sudler Jr. said he believes the city’s residents who live east of U.S. 13 are being shortchanged when he got a glimpse of the city’s master plan for the future of Dover Park, located off White Oak Road. The absence of a comparatively sized recreation and activities center to […]

DNREC adds two K-9 teams to Delaware state parks patrol

DOVER — More frequently, state parks police officers are working outside their vehicles in addition to rolling patrols. By early December they’ll be joined by an additional eight paws and two noses on the ground. German Shepherd Leo and Belgian Malinois Vos are nearing K-9 training in patrol and apprehension work with their handlers/partners, and […]

City reaches out for ideas to revitalize Dover Park

  DOVER — When city officials look at Dover Park, they see 28.2 acres of vast recreational potential at a downtrodden facility that is currently the most underused of Dover’s three anchor parks. Consider there are 2,900 housing units and 5,000 residents that live within a mile of Dover Park, which is located at 1210 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Strine made little sense on guns in parks

Chief Justice Leo Strine actually said this? I read with a great deal of interest Craig Anderson’s story on “Why legal guns can’t be banned from state parks.” Knowing the ruling, I guess I was just looking to see if the reporting was accurate. What I found instead is that Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice […]

Why legal guns can’t be banned from state parks

DOVER — After several decades of prohibition firearms can now be brought into state parks due to a recent Delaware Supreme Court ruling. By a 3-2 vote, a state ban on weapons carried into forests was rescinded on Dec. 7. Gun advocates had appealed an earlier Superior Court affirmation of state agency policies disallowing legally-owned […]

Dover library director to pull double-duty: Margie Cyr takes on new role with Parks & Rec

DOVER — Many things are new and some not so new for Margie Cyr, who took over responsibilities as acting director of the city of Dover’s Parks and Recreation Division on Oct. 4. Ms. Cyr, who has served as chief librarian at the Dover Public Library since September 2008, will now be splitting her time […]

Levy Court to consider funding Little Creek dog park

  DOVER — After a presentation by Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry and other town officials and residents during the Kent County Levy Court’s committee meeting on Tuesday night, commissioners agreed to add funding a dog park to their new business agenda for June 13. Little Creek, a town of about 225 people, recently completed […]

COMMENTARY: Giving thanks for century of National Park Service

As we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we should also pause to give thanks to the National Park Service for a century of conservation, preservation, and promotion of America’s natural and cultural resources and wildlife. Prior to the law which established the National Park Service, national parks and monuments were individually managed, some by the […]