Sussex Tech dealt setback in new school quest

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Tech has been dealt a technical knockout blow. Sussex Tech responded Tuesday morning after learning it did not win state approval for a new school. The district had applied to the Delaware Department of Education for a certificate of necessity, the first step in obtaining state support and funding for the capital […]

Dagsboro OKs water rate hike to offset supplier’s increase

DAGSBORO — Monthly water bills in the town of Dagsboro that go out in November will reflect a rate increase necessitated by a substantial rate hike from its water suppler — the neighboring town of Millsboro. By a show of hands, Dagsboro’s mayor and council voted 5-0 Monday night to keep its $35 fixed rate […]

Lord Baltimore kindergarten teacher wins Presidential Award

OCEAN VIEW — Indian River School District once again has representation in the nation’s capital for a top-level honor in mathematics and sciences education. Jennah Truitt, a kindergarten teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, is a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is […]

Millsboro mulling shift in dog park plans to downtown location

MILLSBORO — Location in the town of Millsboro’s plans for a community dog park facility may be on the move, from rural to an urban site within walking distance of the town’s municipal hub. Millsboro Assistant Town Manager Jamie Burk updated council at its Oct. 6 meeting on a new pitch to shift dog park […]

Millsboro adds chaplain to its police department

MILLSBORO — A family connection has found a missing link in the compassionate chain of operations for the Millsboro Police Department. Roderick E. Dufour, before an Oct. 7 town council meeting audience that included his son and grandchildren, was officially sworn in as chaplain for the Millsboro Police Department. “I want to be a blessing,” […]

Mega-show supporting Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition re-scheduled for Oct. 27

GEORGETOWN – With a 90 percent chance of rain in Sunday’s forecast, the seventh annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show has been moved back one week, to Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Marvel Carriage Museum. “We’ve got a nasty storm coming,” said Levin Clark, founder of the fundraising/awareness event supporting […]

Sussex Alliance for Responsible Growth lauded for input on county comp plan

LEWES – An organization committed to preserving the environment through responsible growth and development is being honored by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Foundation. The Inland Bays Foundation will present its 2019 Environmental Advocacy Award to the Sussex Alliance for Responsible Growth-SARG at its annual ‘Love Our Bays’ dinner set for Wednesday, Oct. […]

Millsboro police cleared for ‘Whiskers for Wishes’ campaign

MILLSBORO — Like the facial hair, Whiskers for Wishes has grown over time. And it continues to cop attention in Millsboro. Millsboro Police Department once again has town council’s official blessing for a grooming standards waiver, permitting police officers to sport beards and mustaches through the Christmas season in a fundraiser that benefits the community. […]

Town pledges utility coverage for Millsboro Art League

MILLSBORO — Following a parade of support for the arts, the town of Millsboro answered Millsboro Art League’s rent reduction request with a compromise that paints a better financial picture for the nonprofit. Millsboro Town Council, at its Oct. 7 meeting, agreed to cover electric and propane bills for one year as a tradeoff to […]

DelDOT preps for US 113 bridge work

MILLSBORO — Patience and understanding. That’s what Delaware’s Department of Transportation is asking from motorists, residents and businesses in Millsboro during lane closures over a stretch of southbound US 113 and detours associated with rehabilitation of an aging bridge over 100 years old. Single-lane closures are set to begin Oct. 14, with full closure of […]

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