Dagsboro working toward water agreement

DAGSBORO — Artesian Water Co. and town officials hope to connect with nearby Millsboro and Frankford to map out proposed interconnections and the water-supply future for south-central Sussex County. Dagsboro Town Council, at its virtual meeting Monday, postponed action on Artesian’s request for an interconnection with Frankford, instead opting to meet soon with representatives of […]

Dagsboro Town Council election is Dec. 5, if necessary

DAGSBORO — If needed, the town’s 2020 municipal election will be held Dec. 5, with two of five seats on the town’s governing body at stake. Those seats are currently held by multiterm Councilmen Norwood Truitt and William Chandler III. Potential challengers have until Nov. 6 to file their intent to run. None had done […]

Seaford motorist charged following stop

DAGSBORO — A 19-year-old Seaford man was arrested on felony drug charges following a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop, authorities said. Deshawn Godwin was pulled over for a registration violation at 3:07 p.m. on Power Plant Road. He exited his vehicle and allegedly tossed an object under a parked vehicle. Police said a sandwich bag was […]

Seaside Railroad Club back on track with yard sale, open house

DAGSBORO — Derailed by COVID-19 like other organizations, Delaware Seaside Railroad Club got back on track Saturday with a train-load yard sale and open house at its clubhouse in Clayton Crossing. Outside, vendors manned tables with merchandise and collectibles and inside club members welcomed visitors and model train enthusiasts to experience the club’s series of […]

Expansion of Dagboro police department debated

DAGSBORO — Growth in Dagsboro has copped attention. Town of Dagsboro officials and consultants plan to take a conceptual look at possible expansion of police department headquarters and creation of a new Town Hall entrance that incorporates adjoining property gifted to the town. During Town Council’s July 20 meeting, discussion centered on expanding the existing […]

Man sought after Dagsboro stabbing

DAGSBORO — A 52-year-old man was sought after a stabbing incident in the 34000 block of Chippewa Drive Tuesday afternoon, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Troopers were dispatched to the residence at approximately 4:28 p.m., authorities said. A 52-year-old man was found to have been stabbed in the right arm during a […]

DBG 2020 preview opening for members

DAGSBORO — Ray Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced that the gardens will have a two-week opening preview starting July 16 for members and Incentive Award Volunteers. The gardens have been closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Depending on the Delaware and Sussex County public health conditions, we hope to open […]

Dagsboro OKs budget, pursues purchase of water meter registers

DAGSBORO — The town of Dagsboro’s fiscal year 2021 budget is locked in place, a spending plan that features a slight surplus and taps into the Water Department kitty to address a major issue with the meter registers that has plagued the town for more than a year. Council voted 5-0 during Monday’s meeting to […]

With no more ‘unfinished business,’ IRSD superintendent plans to retire

DAGSBORO – One year shy of four decades as an Indian River School District employee, superintendent Mark Steele says there is nothing left on the “things to do” list and the time has come to retire. During Monday night’s Zoom board of education meeting, Mr. Steele announced his retirement after 39 years as a teacher […]

Dagsboro approves part-time police officers

DAGSBORO — The town of Dagsboro is looking to add part-time manpower to support its current three-member police force, possibly through the end of the year. In a teleconference Monday that marked its first monthly meeting since March 16, Town Council voted 5-0 to approve Dagsboro Police Chief Steven Flood’s pitch for part-time officers on […]