‘It takes community uproar ... to get things done’

Police talk crime and drug prevention

As people nationwide worry more about the impact of heroin on their families and communities, local police held two public meetings to discuss the problem and actions that residents can take.

On Sept. 28, Salem U....

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:09am

Millville considers reducing taxes for annexation

Millville’s growing, and town officials are looking to attract even more development, so the town council is considering reducing taxes for new properties that annex into town.

The move started as part of an enticement package to encourage...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:45am

Former CIA director offers his take on current events

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Former CIA director John E. McLaughlin discussed national security issues, and had a bit of fun, at Dickens Parlour Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 21.Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency John E....

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:30am

Recent Millville annexation fills a gap on Windmill Drive

After a recent annexation, the Town of Millville is about 31 acres bigger and could someday be 95 houses heavier.

On Sept. 12, Millville Town Council approved annexation of 31.32 acres on Windmill Drive and Dukes Drive.

As is, the...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:45am

Millville by the Sea residents to expect official traffic survey

Residents of Millville by the Sea should be looking for an email survey soon, regarding traffic in the community. The developer needs public input for traffic issues before moving forward with the next MBTS neighborhood.

In August, the...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:44am

Former CIA official to offer ‘Inside Story’ at Dickens

‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.’

— Albus Dumbledore, in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ by J. K. Rowling

Starting Thursday...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:15am

Glass, metal and family

Coastal Point photos • Darin J. McCann: Katie Kirk and Michael Owens, a father daughter team, pose with some of their stained glass artwork in their Millville studio.Along with pet rocks and puka shells, artistic releases for people became very...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:31am

Millville now requiring HOA OK for permits

Parked in front of Millville Town Hall on Tuesday night, a shiny red SUV was taking a break from its day-job. Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s new command vehicle is a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, funded by a Town grant.

The vehicle will be on-...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:34am

Magician Will Fern appearing at Dickens Parlour Theatre

Coastal Point • Submitted: Will Fern will be performing at Dickens Parlour Theatre through Aug. 15.In a dimly lit parlor in Millville, six clocks are displayed proudly in separate glass cases. Although the disarming little room is full of antique...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:52am

Millville committee gives annexation a thumbs-up

The Millville Annexation Committee met on July 20 and unanimously agreed to recommend annexation of a 31.32-acre property to the town council.

A petition for annexation has been submitted by the Howard Robert Hickman Revocable Trust and Dr...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

Good Earth offering dining from its organic garden

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Shrimp and grits is just one of the fresh dishes made a Good Earth Market.It seems fitting that an organic market has grown at such a… well… organic pace since it first opened 14 years ago.

Good Earth...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:04am

Millville considers annexation of proposed residential development

The Town of Millville may be growing by 31-plus acres, after receiving a Petition for Annexation submitted by Howard Robert Hickman Revocable Trust and Dr. James W. Schiff.

The property consists of 31.32 acres located at 32525 Dukes Drive...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:48am

MillVols donate backpacks to foster children

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Members of the MillVols stand with backpacks they are donating to foster kids.When children are pulled into the foster-care system, it can happen in a matter of minutes. Sometimes it’s in the middle of the night,...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:40am

Beebe announces $180M expansion, to include Millville area

Beebe Healthcare’s Board of Directors earlier this month approved a proposal for a comprehensive expansion of the system over the next several years. The $180 million expansion will touch three communities — Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Millville....

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:01pm

County Bank to host community shred event

Identity-theft prevention and giving back to the community are two main goals of County Bank’s community shred event on Friday, June 16.

Members of the community will have an opportunity on Friday to bring up to three banker-sized boxes of...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:38am

Millville approves 2018 budget with $230,000 cushion

Selbyville is trying to finish building a drinking-water plant. South Bethany needs to micro-surface its roads. The Indian River School District can’t afford to hire enough teachers.

In Millville, the biggest 2018-fiscal-year budget...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:58am

Millville to get its own holiday lights, GMB to build park

Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie sighed and said, quietly, “It’s been 12 long years.”

Botchie finally got her Christmas wish — of more than a decade — on Tuesday, May 9, when the Millville Town Council approved a contract for the...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:54am

Disciples to tell their tale in ‘Living Last Supper’

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Jesus Christ’s disciples tell their stories in the ‘Living Last Supper’ performance at Millville U.M. Church. This year’s actors include, from left, Tom Maly, Chuck Erbe, Rich Spina, George Townsend, Bob Heird,...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:33am

Disciples to tell their tale in ‘Living Last Supper’

Art and religion come to life in the “Living Last Supper,” the story of Jesus Christ’s disciples, which will be presented April 12 and 13 by Millville United Methodist Church.

The one-hour performance begins with Jesus revealing that one...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:42am

Lord’s Landscaping looks ahead to 40th year

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert : The Lord’s Landscaping team has been serving the community for nearly 40 years, and continuesIn 1972, after graduating from college and moving to Sussex County, Bill Lord was not planning to open a landscaping...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:43am

Aquacare set to celebrate 10th anniversary

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant: Aquacare physical therapist Lauren Nuttle demonstrates her skills on fellow employee Deanine Barclay.After 10 years in its Millville location, the staff at Aquacare Physical Therapy continues to expand its “...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:44am

Officer-involved shooting shakes Ocean View

Coastal Point • Submitted by Ocean View Police Department: The vehicle being driven on Saturday, March 18, by Ocean View Police Officer First Class Nicholas Harrington was badly damaged during the incident. Harrington received treatment for...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:02pm

Millville swears in council members, plans some zoning

The Millville Town Council swore in returning Council Members Robert Gordon and Susan Brewer and newcomer Peter Michel on March 14.

Outgoing councilman Steve Small commended Michel, telling the others, “You will enjoy him. … He suffers...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:52am

Millville swears in council members, plans some zoning

The Millville Town Council swore in returning Council Members Robert Gordon and Susan Brewer and newcomer Peter Michel on March 14.

Outgoing councilman Steve Small commended Michel, telling the others, “You will enjoy him. … He suffers...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:33am

Millville’s Michel steps from HOA to town council

Peter MichelThe Millville Town Council will get a new face this spring, with the addition of Peter Michel.

He’ll take the seat currently held by Steve Small, also a resident of Bishop’s Landing, who was appointed in March of 2016 but opted...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:25am

Millville calls for town council candidates

Election season is gearing up in the area’s small towns, and the Millville Town Council has three seats up for election on March 4.

Interested candidates must register with Town Hall by Friday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. They must submit proof...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:25am

Millville council votes to increase state police coverage

Although summer is the busy season for the area, it appears that local crime increased this past autumn. As a result, police coverage will also increase in Millville. The town council voted this week to hire Delaware State Police troopers for up...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:24am

Moving slowly, Dove Landing gets an extension in Millville

A long-planned housing development in Millville may take even longer to get constructed, after the Millville Town Council this week voted unanimously to deny developers a third extension of the Town’s approvals for the Dove Landing project.


Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:41am

Millville tightens MBTS traffic requirements as manager leaves

With their management company heading out the door, Millville Town Center, LLC, got permission to continue building in Millville by the Sea.

After requiring a revamped traffic plan, Millville Town Council approved final site plan for Phase...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:20am

Dump your docs: Millville shred event helps prevent fraud

Got old paperwork gathering dust? In Millville, County Bank is hosting a paper-shredding event, open to the public on Friday, Oct. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. People can bring up to three banker-size boxes worth of papers (a standard-size financial...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:26am

Millville residents chomping at the bit for playground

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Playground, walking trail and... timed obstacle course? Millville has grand plans for its future playground at Dukes Drive.Citizens are so excited about the prospect of a new Millville playground that they protested...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:12am

Millville buildings go up and down, construction on schedule

A pirate ship may be coming to Millville. That’s the theme of playground equipment that Town staff are considering for the new town park.

Millville’s two biggest projects are proceeding according to plan, as a police and municipal building...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:06am

Millville’s Botchie named state’s Town Manager of the Year

For perhaps the first time, Debbie Botchie was speechless at a Millville Town Council meeting. But she had just been named Delaware’s Town Manager of the Year for 2016.

That’s a high honor among the 57 municipalities and three counties...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:06am

Hudson sworn in as new Millsboro town manager

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted Sheldon P. Hudson has assumed town manager duties in Millsboro.For the first time in more than 23 years, the Town of Millsboro will have a new chief administrative officer, as the Millsboro town council...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:32am

Millville wants lower speed limit near park

Millville contains a road that is 0.3 miles long, bends sharply in an L-shaped curve and has a new playground coming that will soon attract pedestrians, cyclists and more cars.

And, inexplicably, tiny Dukes Drive has an un-posted speed...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:25am

Millville, Millsboro Food Lion stores purchased by Weis

Four Food Lion supermarkets in Sussex County, including one in Millville and one in Millsboro, have been purchased by Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets.

The grocery chain has purchased 38 Food Lion stores in in Maryland, Delaware and...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:39am

Millville Mini Storage approved for significant expansion

Millville Mini Storage has gotten the green light for three new storage buildings at 35101 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26).

The Millville Town Council approved the final site plans at their June 12 meeting.

The three new buildings will...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:20am

Millville firefighters, EMTs gather to learn about ACEs

Researchers have known for some time that children who experience abuse and neglect will continue to be negatively affected — even as adults. On the evening of Wednesday, July 6, members of the Millville Fire Department and the Millville EMT...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 8:04am

Bond reduction raises issues of building quality in Millville

It was a simple enough vote: The Millville Town Council agrees that enough roadway has been completed in Bishop’s Landing that it can release some bond money back to the developer.

But the two-minute vote on June 28 followed an hour of...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:05am

Watermen, public: Bay not ready for full-scale aquaculture

It’s up for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) to decide, but many stakeholders have said that conversation needs to continue before aquaculture begins full-time in Little Assawoman Bay.

At a...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:53pm

Ground broken on new Millville police partnership building

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Dignitaries gathered on Friday, June 10, to break ground on Millville’s future police building.Golden shovels glowed with sunshine at the groundbreaking for Millville’s future police building last Friday, as the...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:32pm

Keep a leash on it: Millville passes dog-control ordinance

Millville has a new leash law for dogs, starting immediately, after the town council unanimously approved Ordinance 17-03 at their May 24 workshop.

“It’s minor. It’s just for dogs being on a leash,” said Councilman Steve Maneri.


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:50am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Faden brings analytical skills to Millville Town Council

Valerie Faden is a Pennsylvania attorney who’s used to talking through big problems. She’s made a career from mediation, and she’s bringing that know-how to her first term on the Millville Town Council.

Faden joined the council after an...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:01am

Night work to begin on Route 113 and 26 road projects

To accommodate the holiday traffic, major road projects in the area have been put on hold from Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 30. After that, lane closures will be prohibited on Route 26 and Route 113 during peak daytime hours.


Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Inspection alleges nearly $200,000 stolen from MVFC

A former treasurer for the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) is the focus of an inspection report conducted by the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA).

“Our inspection revealed $190,433.61 in personal transactions...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:34pm

Lord Baltimore sees no injuries in minor electrical fire

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Firefighters load unused hose onto a Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company truck after a small fire at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Friday, May 6.A recent school fire only resulted a few hours of lost...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:38am

Millville Town Council approves new special-events fee

For-profit vendors will now pay a fee for displaying their wares in the Town of Millville.

On May 10, the Millville Town Council approved a $25 event license, per vendor, per day. This is Millville’s first peddler license of this kind, for...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:30am

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in alleged MVFC embezzlement charged

Delaware State Police have arrested a 36-year-old Dagsboro man after an audit of a local fire company’s accounts reveal he allegedly stole more than $190,000 in funds.

Justin K. Oakley turned himself into detectives Tuesday, May 10, after...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:11am