Mayday cleared quickly during Magnolia house fire

MAGNOLIA — A mayday situation was declared after a Magnolia firefighter fell through a floor during a residential blaze Sunday afternoon, fire officials reported. The mayday was cleared moments later after he was pulled from the basement of the home, the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. posted on its Facebook page Sunday. The distress call was […]

Election 2020: U.S. House of Representatives

Name: Lisa Blunt RochesterParty: DemocratAge: 58Family: Parents, Alice and Ted; sisters, Marla and Thea; children, Alex and AlyssaResidence: WilmingtonOccupation: Congresswoman Name: Lee H. MurphyParty: RepublicanAge: 69Family: Three children, four grandchildrenResidence: WilmingtonRelevant experience: Retired Amtrak conductor/engineer, professional actor Name: Catherine PurcellParty: Independent Party of DelawareAge: Did not answerFamily: Did not answerResidence: Did not answerRelevant experience: Did […]

Seaford principal, school earn Blue Ribbon awards

SEAFORD — When Carol Leveillee came to Frederick Douglass Elementary School, she wanted a challenge and something different. Six years later, she is one of 10 national recipients of the 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership and principal of a newly named National Blue Ribbon School. “I feel like I’m pretty lucky […]

Eight newly reported COVID deaths bring Del. total to 678

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced five COVID-19-related deaths Friday, plus three additional deaths from a regular review of death certificates through the Office of Vital Statistics, for a total of eight newly reported deaths. The eight deaths raised the COVID-19 death toll to 678 in Delaware. Of the eight deaths added […]

Election 2020: Sussex County Council District 3

Name: Patricia “Patti” Drago Party: Unaffiliated Age: 67 Family: Married to Rich Weissmann, CPA and U.S. Air Force veteran, four stepchildren, five grandchildren Residence: Lewes Relevant experience: Twenty-five years of proven business leadership and operational experience managing projects, building consensus, solving complex problems, mediating disputes and managing complex financial transactions. Managed my homeowners’ association’s transition […]

Election 2020: Sussex County Council District 1

Name: Michael Vincent Party: Republican Age: 75 Family: Wife, Elaine; daughter, Michelle Middleton (married to Keith); and three grandchildren residing in Richmond, Virginia Residence: Seaford Relevant experience: I have spent my adult life serving my community. I am a lifetime member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. I have served on committees of my church […]

Dover PD looks to put mental health clinicians in police cars

DOVER — Thomas Johnson, chief of the Dover Police Department, has researched the programs and heard some of the success stories that towns like Smyrna and Georgetown have had with getting mental health clinicians to ride along with police officers. So, naturally, Chief Johnson is interested in starting a similar program in Dover. However, due […]

Planning Commission OKs two new buildings for Milford contractor

MILFORD — The city’s Planning Commission held a meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes Tuesday night, just enough time to review and approve a plan for two buildings in the Greater Milford Business Park. The commissioners reviewed an amended final site plan for the buildings, to be constructed on a lot owned by J.S. […]

Sussex County again supporting drug awareness campaign

GEORGETOWN — Delaware Goes Purple’s substance abuse awareness campaign has Sussex County’s support to help stem the tide in an overdose epidemic that on average is claiming about one Delawarean per day. Peggy Geisler, Sussex County Health Coalition executive director, closed her presentation during Tuesday’s County Council session by saying the tragic epidemic of overdose […]

Improvements underway for Milford’s basketball courts

MILFORD — Those looking to shoot hoops in Milford’s public parks will soon be able to do so on new backboards with fresh nets. The city is in the process of revamping its two basketball courts, two in Banneker Park off Northwest Fourth Street and one in Memorial Park on the south side of the […]