Drive-thru trick-or-treating, drive-in movie highlights Halloween in Frankford

FRANKFORD — Traditional trick-or-treating in town is canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We decided to not have a town-sponsored, door-to-door trick or treat,” said Greg Welch, president of Frankford Town Council, which made its decision at its Monday meeting. Halloween will still be celebrated in Frankford with not one, but two “spooktacular” […]

Saturday’s Camp Barnes race part of big local dirt track weekend

DELMAR – The 48th edition of the Camp Barnes Benefit Race, traditionally a mid-week early summer spectacle over its near five-decade history, takes to dirt oval at Delaware International Speedway Saturday. This year’s Oct. 3 event was postponed and rescheduled from July due to the coronavirus. The race annually serves as a huge fundraiser for […]

Incumbent, challenger reign in Dewey Beach election

DEWEY BEACH – Incumbent commissioner Gary Persinger and challenger William Stevens were winners Saturday in the town of Dewey Beach’s election. Mr. Persinger amassed 535 votes and Mr. Stevens received 416 to outdistance incumbent David Moskowitz, who received 349 votes. Voting was from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Commission terms are two years on Dewey […]

Sussex County libraries to offer computer use, by appointment

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County libraries are resuming more services as Delaware businesses, schools and other operations continue to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with limited computer usage next up for the public to check out. Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, the three county-owned libraries – Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal – will welcome the public […]

Delaware Aviation Museum warbirds have lead roles in D.C. flyovers

GEORGETOWN – Two of Delaware Aviation Museum’s historic prize jewels will have lead roles in this weekend’s Arsenal of Democracy Flight in Washington D.C. – a series of warbird flyovers saluting pivotal battles of World War II. The Georgetown-based museum’s very own B25 Mitchell Bomber, Panchito, and its 1941 RCAF Tiger Moth will be among […]

Creativity, flexibility at core of Sussex Tech’s modified remote learning plan

GEORGETOWN – On the first day of classes, Sussex Technical High School’s senior health professions students are learning vital signs. “Raise your hand if you know what T-P-R stands for,” Nancy Massaro tells her class of senior health professions students. “Temperature, pulse, and respiration,” one student responds from a small rectangle on a Zoom video […]

Green, Schaeffer prevail in Sussex County Council primaries

GEORGETOWN – Cindy Green wrote a second gender chapter in Sussex County Council history. Mark Schaeffer took down the old guard. Late-arriving primary election results Tuesday night left those two candidates as victors among five Republican candidates seeking two county council seats. Ms. Green, successful in her bid to move from Sussex County’s Register of […]

District 2 County council race primary concern in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – One vote. Three qualified Sussex County Council candidates. That was Georgetown resident Tom Hudson’s dilemma as he took the voting booth at Georgetown Elementary School late Tuesday afternoon. He had decide what candidate to vote for in the Republican primary for District 2 county council: Cindy Green, Lisa Hudson Briggs or Robert Wilson. […]

Dan Kramer: Longtime governmental watchdog passes away

GREENWOOD – Public commentary at Sussex County Council meetings just won’t be the same. Rural Greenwood resident Daniel J. Kramer, a self-proclaimed governmental watchdog who for years sparred with Sussex County Council, Woodbridge School District and other governing entities, passed away Monday following a brief illness, according to his wife Martha Kramer. Mr. Kramer had […]

Millsboro dog park will remain under town management

MILLSBORO – The public dog park in the heart of Millsboro that has been a hit with pets and their owners won’t be changing managerial reins. At least not in the foreseeable future. Back and forth discussion on the possibility of enlisting a 501 (c) 3 to come in manage the park has been placed […]