Scholarships offered to IR students and alumni

DAGSBORO – Indian River High School Alumni Association continues to show its IR PRIDE mantra with scholarship offers to current college students and high school seniors. Both applications are due by Monday, March 9. The 2020 IR Pride Scholarship will award $1,000 to graduating IRHS seniors. This prize celebrates school spirit, not just academics, athletics […]

Dagsboro mulling options in street banner replacement

DAGSBORO — Snowflake banners are currently on utility poles throughout the town of Dagsboro. With spring and warmer weather just around the corner, the Dagsboro Business Alliance is proposing to collaborate with town officials in a replacement program that could offer personalized options and increase promotion of the town. “A big goal of the Dagsboro […]

Frankford accepts Artesian’s $3.6 water million offer

FRANKFORD – After many decades, the town of Frankford is turning off the spigot as the supplier of water to town residents and businesses. Town council Monday night accepted Artesian Water Company’s $3.6 million offer — an agreement that is forecast to modernize and upgrade the town’s water system and stock the town with future […]

March 7 BINGO supports music, band, performing arts at Indian River

MILLVILLE — Fun in fundraising with a musical connection at Indian River High School is set to take center-stage Saturday, March 7 at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall. That night, the Indian River Band Boosters will hold their 12th annual Band Booster BINGO, with hopes of continuing success realized in 2019. “Last year was such […]

Pitch for new $50M Wilmington school strikes a nerve in Indian River School District

DAGSBORO — Gov. John Carney’s pitch for $50 million in state funding to build a new public school in Wilmington struck a nerve with Mark Steele. The superintendent of the Indian River District School, which on Feb. 13 will hold a third major capital referendum to address overcrowding from continuous enrollment growth, shared his feelings […]

Amended ordinance gives Dagsboro enforcement ‘teeth’ in dealing with nuisance issues

DAGSBORO — Town code revision has given Dagsboro more enforcement teeth to deal with nuisance issues such as weeds, rubbish and abandoned vehicles, which town officials say have become a growing problem. Town council by 4-0 vote Monday night approved a resolution and an ordinance amending the Property Maintenance chapter of town code. The ordinance […]

Baull retains mayor’s post in Dagsboro for 2020

DAGSBORO – The mayoral post in the town of Dagsboro is not changing hands for 2020. Town council colleagues Theresa Ulrich, William Chandler III and Patrick Miller cast support for Brian Baull, who at the Dec. 16 meeting was chosen town mayor at council’s annual reorganization for a fourth consecutive year. M. Miller seconded Mr. […]

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 […]