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 […]

‘Pirates’ event moved to Oct. 17 in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO — Organizers of Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department/Good Ole Boy Foundation’s Pull’n, Pick’n & Peel’n “Pork n Pirates” are shooting for a new event date in the fall. The event, twice postponed due to COVID-19, is now scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department on Clayton Street, according to event organizer […]

Dagsboro VFD launches ride-by offer for kids’ birthday celebrations

DAGSBORO — In the stay-at-home, cooped-up world of COVID-19, Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department wants to bring special joy to children’s birthday celebrations. Dagsboro Station 73 Tuesday evening via its Facebook page launched its offer of a ride-by of fire apparatus as the department’s special gift to kids who reside in the Dagsboro fire district and […]

Millville teen charged with threatening school

DAGSBORO — A 14-year-old Millville resident was charged in alleged connection with a threat aimed at Indian River High School, authorities said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Delaware State Police were made aware by the school district on March 9 that a student had made written threats aimed at the school. Police said […]

Police investigating threat to Indian River High

DAGSBORO — Delaware State Police are investigating a school threat aimed at Indian River High School, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Friday. On Monday, authorities said, police were informed by the school district that a student had made written threats aimed at the school at 29772 Armory Road. Police determined that a 14-year-old student […]

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 […]

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