Wi-Fi hot spots available for low-income IRSD families

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District has Wi-Fi hot spots available as part of the Connect Delaware program for low-income families who have experienced hardships receiving reliable internet access. Families can arrange for pickup of the devices by contacting their home schools. Eligible families must participate in a low-income program to qualify. Qualifying programs […]

Freeman Stage ushers in new year with new name

SELBYVILLE — in 2020, the global pandemic decimated the performing arts industry, with widespread tour cancellations and the shuttering of even the most venerable establishments across the country. Yet the Selbyville-based arts organization Freeman Stage successfully launched a 2020 season, albeit shorter, with smaller crowds and all the mandatory public safety protocols in place. It […]

Freeman Stage volunteer honored with service award

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage, a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, recently announced one of its volunteers, Maureen Griffith, has been selected to receive the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award as an Emerging Volunteer Leader. The formal announcement of the 2020 honorees was made during a Facebook Live broadcast on Dec. 11. Recipients […]

Thanksgiving for Thousands not stopped by pandemic

SELBYVILLE — Today is distribution day, when Mountaire Farms roasters will be added to family dinner boxes — the finishing touch to a “Thanksgiving for Thousands” like none before. While COVID-19 has ruffled feathers, the pandemic could not derail the traditional mission of feeding the growing need of needy Delmarva families. On Thursday and Friday, […]

Selbyville man charged for heroin and illegal firearm

SELBYVILLE — A 19-year-old Selbyville man is facing felony drugs and weapon charges after stealing from an elderly housemate, authorities said. The Delaware State Police said troopers were called to a home on Beachview Court Saturday around 9:15 a.m. There, the 73-year-old resident said Darren Leager, who was living with him, had stolen money from […]

Freeman Stage’s ‘Special Season’ comes to an end

SELBYVILLE – When Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Tusk, ended its performance earlier this month — the final show of the 2020 Freeman Stage season — with “Go Your Own Way,” it was a poignant moment for the staff and volunteers of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. With the pandemic ravishing the performing arts industry around […]

Union issues continue at Mountaire

WASHINGTON — Staff attorneys at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation last week filed a brief urging the National Labor Relations Board in Washington to overturn its nonstatutory “contract bar” policy. The brief, filed Aug. 21, is the latest development in a case filed in February by Oscar Cruz Sosa, a poultry worker […]

Firearm, drug arrest made after Selbyville traffic stop

SELBYVILLE – A 23-year-old Millsboro man was charged with weapon and drug offenses following a Sunday night traffic stop, police said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, the sequence began at approximately 6:55 p.m. when a vehicle on Patriots Way was seen with an illegal window tint. Upon contacting driver Jamell J. Taylor, police […]

Indian River School District board delays first student day to Sept. 17

SELBYVILLE — Students in the Indian River School District will begin the 2020-21 year a bit later than originally scheduled. The IRSD board of education at its reorganizational meeting Monday, Aug. 3 voted to push the first day of school for 2020-21 back to Thursday, Sept. 17. The first student day originally was scheduled for […]

Union rallies to gain support from Mountaire poultry workers

SELBYVILLE — Mickey Smith, representing the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 27, was banging her drum with purpose on a hot and steamy Monday morning, imploring others to chant “Fired up! Can’t take it no more!” With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ popular anthem, “I Won’t Back Down,” also playing in the background, UFCW […]