Sussex Co. Council names fifth BOA member

GEORGETOWN — It’s official: Laurel-area farmer John Travis Hastings is onboard as a member of the Sussex County Board of Adjustment. At its Tuesday meeting, County Council voted 5-0 to approve Councilman John Rieley’s nomination of Mr. Hastings to fill the District 5 vacancy created with Gov. John Carney’s appointment of Ellen Magee to the […]

With limitations, five CHEER centers to reopen Monday

Five of CHEER Inc.’s seven activity centers — closed to Sussex County seniors since early December during the coronavirus surge — will reopen Monday with COVID-19 health protocols, space limitations and reservation requirements in place. Centers in Georgetown, Greenwood, Long Neck, Ocean View and Milton will reopen Monday but under limited space conditions due to […]

Milford’s Carlisle Fire Co. looks to the future

MILFORD — City Council members heard a presentation about the state of Carlisle Fire Co. prior to their meeting Monday. Tor Hazzard, the volunteer company’s current president, was joined by former Chief Duane Fox. “We’re saving the taxpayers of the city of Milford about $1,100 a year (each by remaining a volunteer organization),” Mr. Fox […]

State auditor: Time is now to legalize marijuana

DOVER — It’s time to legalize marijuana consumption in Delaware, said state Auditor Kathy McGuiness, who touted a supposed economic benefit of more than $43 million in tax revenue to Delaware if recreational sales are allowed. In an 11-page report released Monday, Ms. McGuiness outlined issues and background surrounding potential legalization, noting that 15 states […]

UPDATED: Milford police station referendum passes

MILFORD — At 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, the polls closed in Milford. About 20 minutes later, city Board of Elections member Carlene Wilson announced to a crowd of about a dozen that the police station referendum had passed. There were 390 votes in favor of the borrowing and just 187 against. Now, the city […]

Dover seeking action on tornado-ravaged house in Westview Terrace

DOVER — The tornado that blew through Dover on Aug. 4 left many homes and properties throughout the area with significant damage. While most have underwent or are still going through renovations, one damaged property at 846 Westview Terrace — right in the middle of a quaint development — has remained virtually untouched, with much […]

Sussex group ensures clothing for kids, even during virtual learning

MILLSBORO — Basic needs for some young students in Sussex County have not subsided during the coronavirus pandemic, even though traditional education has diverted into hybrid and virtual formats. Clothing Our Kids, a charity founded by Mary Rio in 2012, has evolved into an award-winning 501(c)(3), with over 150 volunteers and a permanent facility on […]

After crowded Dover event, Food Bank to bulk up distribution

This week, the Food Bank of Delaware plans to dig deeper into its reserve stock for remaining monthly distributions in New Castle and Sussex counties, after an overwhelming number of people arrived early for Monday’s distribution in Kent County. “We are preparing to bring out more food (Wednesday) and Friday, anticipating that we’ll continue to […]

Conaway sentenced to additional year; former UD athlete convicted of fourth-degree rape in 2019

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown resident Clay D. Conaway was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for a previous third-degree unlawful sexual contact conviction, according to the Delaware Department of Justice. That was the state’s request and is the maximum sentence for the offense, DOJ spokesman Mat Marshal said. It will be served concurrently with a […]

Local SPCA teaming up with La. parish to save animals

NEW CASTLE — The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Tangipahoa Parish Animal Services in Hammond, Louisiana, are partnering in a yearlong “embed” program, a pioneering initiative supported by Best Friends Animal Society geared to reduce euthanasia and save the lives of many more sheltered animals. The collaboration aims to […]