Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the concrete floor, NRG officials said Tuesday. Some ash, which they said is a nonhazardous byproduct of coal-powered generation, created a cloud for a time.
With the Rehoboth Bay as the backdrop, state and local officials accepted a check from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $19.2 million on Thursday, July 2. The money, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will help to finance wastewater projects – many in Sussex County – which, in turn, will support the health and welfare of the area’s citizens, as well as the environment. It will also bring about 450 much-needed jobs to the area.
The Delaware State Police are investigating a traffic crash that killed a 17-year-old girl from Dagsboro on Thursday, June 18. Police said the crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when Shauna R. Kaufman was driving a 1998 Volvo S70 south on Gravel Hill Road north of Millsboro at a reported high rate of speed.
Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.
Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009.
Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Baxter International Inc., the drug’s manufacturer, in an investigation.
Despite out-of-order opposition, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment approved an application by Mountaire for a ‘resource recovery’ or rendering plant near Millsboro on Monday, May 4.
Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009
... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a coastal flood advisory... which is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday.
UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound through the work zone. The lane closure was to be in effect Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 24.
Over the past 40 years, the Indian River Senior Center has given an outlet to elder members of the community, providing clubs and activities, as well as a social bond. The interest in such programs has always been there, ever since the center’s start in the basement of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in 1969. Later, in 1980, they made a move to the Millsboro Civic Center, though, even then, they were limited in space and availability. Now, the Indian River Senior Center has a new location and high hopes that they can continue with the same service and enjoyment they have for four decades.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009
The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being invited to attend. Parents are being encouraged to bring their pre-school child to enjoy an interactive and informative evening.
The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.
Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.
The recent approval by Sussex County Council of a yard-waste compost facility means the new Sussex facility could be up and running by summer.
The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.
In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area near the bridge over the inlet, as officials prepared for the planned replacement of the failing bridge.
The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.
Delmarva Power is set to host an informational community meeting on their proposed Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Millsboro Civic Center in Millsboro, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The project consists of a 230-mile electric transmission line designed to help aid with the importation of power to the region.
The Town of Millsboro at the town council’s Jan. 5 meeting approved the annexation of 10 acres of land around the new Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center – home to the new Lowe’s and BJ’s. The acreage, which is highway-fronting and commercially zoned, is set to be used for retail use sometime in the future.
Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...
The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission heard from representatives of Blue Hen Organics LLC last Thursday, Dec. 11, in a public hearing on the company’s application for a conditional use permit for a compost facility for yard waste.
For those who might have missed it, the new B.J.’s wholesale club in Millsboro quietly opened this past Saturday and has welcomed a packed parking lot full of people in the peak shopping days since. While the official grand-opening festivities will not be held until Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, the store is now open for business. And business is good.
The Delaware State Police are probing two separate robberies that occurred at the Dash In located at 24851 John J. Williams Highway near Millsboro early this week. The robberies occurred on subsequent nights, early on Monday, Dec. 1, and Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Delaware State Police detectives on Tuesday, Nov. 4, arrested a 14-year-old Millsboro girl following their investigation of an alleged assault that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 1, about 1:10 p.m.
Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event.
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What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?
Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at town hall.
An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and exhibiting counterclockwise rotation, was not classified as a tropical system but as simply a low-pressure system and therefore was not named.
The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.