Town Council Elections – SUSPENDED

Date Posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Please take notice that the election to fill two (2) Town Council seats currently held by Ed Dugan and Patrick Miller will be suspended per the Governor’s directive.  The Presidential primary has been moved to June 2, 2020. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.


Applications Being Accepted for Student Seat on State Board of Education

Date Posted: Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Governor John Carney announced on Thursday the application period for the student seat on the State Board of Education is open through March 20, 2020.  One qualified student applicant will be appointed to the Board to serve as a non-voting member. The student must be a Delaware resident and be enrolled in eleventh or twelfth grade at a Delaware public school during the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to ensuring quality education for Delaware students will be given priority consideration.  The non-voting student seat was approved by the General Assembly in 2018 with the passage of House Bill 455.   The Governor annually appoints to the Board an eleventh or twelfth grade student, and a former State Teacher of the Year who also is a current educator.   “When we make big decisions that impact schools in our state, it’s important Delaware students have a seat at […]


Business Expo at Fire Hall March 5, 2020

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 12th Annual Expo with over 100 vendors, networking, fabulous fare and prizes, not to mention complimentary food and beverages, wine tastings, and samples of some of the menu items from the area’s newest restaurants     Admission is FREE to the public and last year over 1,500 attended.   When: Thursday, March 5, 2020                                        Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                                                        Inclement Weather Date: March 12, 2020 Location: Townsend Fire Hall,     107 Main Street, Townsend, DE     


Scheduled Town Events for 2020

Date Posted: Friday, February 21st, 2020

Mayor & Council hope you will enjoy the Town events that have been scheduled for this year: 2020  TOWNSEND EVENTS              MARCH 29                       Easter Egg Hunt  (Rain Date April 5)                                          APRIL                                Autism Awareness Event    (Date TBA)                                    JUNE 12                            Movie Night Under the Stars        (Rain Date June 13)            JULY 10                             Movie Night Under the Stars    (Rain Date July 11)          […]


Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: The Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund and the National Wildlife Federation announce the 11th annual essay contest for the Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Award. The essay competition is open to kids ages 8-18. The award recipient and a parent or guardian, will receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend an outdoor adventure camp at the 2020 Redwood Coast Family Summit July 11-17. Entries are due by Friday, March 20. Encourage your young naturalist to enter today!


Applications for Camp Barnes will be open March 1, 2020.

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Camp Barnes is a recreational summer camp that is run and operated by the Delaware State Police.  Camp Barnes is an overnight camp that is FREE to those attend. Children between the ages of 10-13, who are residents of the State of Delaware, are eligible to apply. Applications for Camp Barnes will be available online or at any Delaware State Police Troop on March 1st 2020.  Applications can be downloaded at the camp’s website starting March 1st.  Dates for the camp and camp orientation dates will be included with the application and listed on the website. Some of the many activities campers participate in throughout the week include the following: * Swimming in an Olympic size pool * Kayaking in Millers Creek * Archery * Basketball * Soccer * Lacrosse * Arts and Crafts * Nature Walk * Fishing/Crabbing * Talent Show * Camp Olympics   Camp Barnes has […]


Town Hall Closed Monday, February 17, 2020

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  Trash & recycling will be picked up on Monday per the usual schedule.


National Wildlife’s 2020 Photo Contest

Date Posted: Saturday, January 18th, 2020

NATIONAL WILDLIFE magazine is excited to announce the opening of its 49th annual photo contest. Be one of the first to enter the National Wildlife Photo Contest today! Deadline for entries is March 29, 2020. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, they would love to see some of your best images of wildlife and wild lands, from around the world or your own backyard. Cash prizes will be awarded. Details may be found at:…


Road Work on Commerce Street

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Repair work began January 13, 2020 on the curbs and sidewalks on Commerce Street.  The project will improve our community and enhance safety.  The work will last approximately two weeks, conditional on the weather.  This work should have minimal impact on traffic in the area.        


1st Quarter 2020 Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Councilman Patrick Miller announced at the January 8, 2020 Town Council Meeting that newsletters would be prepared quarterly.  The 1st Town Newsletter of 2020 may be found here.