Project provides face masks for Sussex students

SUSSEX COUNTY — A huge voluntary effort is putting protective masks on the faces of students attending schools in coastal Delaware and Western Sussex County. Cape Henlopen School District and Sussex Montessori School on Sept. 9 received their first batch of hand-sewn face masks made through the Volunteer Delaware Face Mask Project, which initially was […]

Dagsboro working toward water agreement

DAGSBORO — Artesian Water Co. and town officials hope to connect with nearby Millsboro and Frankford to map out proposed interconnections and the water-supply future for south-central Sussex County. Dagsboro Town Council, at its virtual meeting Monday, postponed action on Artesian’s request for an interconnection with Frankford, instead opting to meet soon with representatives of […]

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 […]

Sussex County adopts ordinances to tackle unkempt properties

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has taken the in-house route in efforts to clean up eyesore properties in county jurisdiction. Following a public hearing at its Tuesday meeting, Sussex County Council adopted a series of ordinances that shift the county’s investigation and enforcement of unkempt properties from the courts to an administrative practice. “It’s one of […]

Dagsboro Town Council election is Dec. 5, if necessary

DAGSBORO — If needed, the town’s 2020 municipal election will be held Dec. 5, with two of five seats on the town’s governing body at stake. Those seats are currently held by multiterm Councilmen Norwood Truitt and William Chandler III. Potential challengers have until Nov. 6 to file their intent to run. None had done […]

Sussex County, DelDOT sign off on new transportation agreement

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County and Delaware transportation leaders have reached a new understanding when it comes to development approvals and traffic planning in the First State’s fastest-growing locale. At its Tuesday meeting, Sussex County Council approved an updated memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Transportation that officials of both entities hope will improve […]

Sussex council District 3 election now has write-in candidate

LEWES — The Lewes woman who spearheaded an online petition encouraging Sussex County Councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton — a 44-vote loser in the Sept. 15 Republican primary — to seek to retain his District 3 seat through write-in voting is now hoping to win that seat as a write-in candidate herself. Less than an hour […]

Peace Week 2020 to include new peace pole in Seaford

GEORGETOWN — Generally speaking, poles stand as markers for distinct geographical points. A pole close to the heart of Sussex County isn’t geographical but serves as a reminder of humankind’s long-held hope for a peaceful world. The Georgetown Peace Pole stands outside Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street, the spot where marchers assembled last […]

Woodland Ferry to close next week for annual inspection

WOODLAND — The Woodland Ferry that links Seaford and Laurel will be closed next week for annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection, Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced. The ferry, named the Tina Fallon in tribute to the long-serving Seaford-area 39th District representative who died in 2011, provides vehicle and pedestrian service across the Nanticoke River. It […]

Delmar juggler ‘Cascading Carlos’ falls short of Guinness World Record

BETHANY BEACH — Juggler Carlos Mir left the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel Saturday, believing he had spun himself what would ultimately prove to be a second Guinness World Record. So did the Delmar resident’s wife Heather Mir, Ocean Suites staff and a handful of hotel guests. “Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is home of this […]

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