Georgetown dedicates new town hall, administrative offices

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown, Delaware is full of history. Thursday, several pieces in the town’s historic puzzle came full circle. Local, county, state and federal officials gathered Aug. 22 for the formal dedication of the new town administrative offices and town hall during a well-attended ceremony in front of 37 and 39 The Circle. The ribbon-cutting/open […]

At Milton CHEER center, Medic Station 111 has new lease on life

MILTON — Sussex County Emergency Medical Services is taking a cheerful approach to paramedic coverage for the greater Milton area. Sussex County Council Tuesday cast unanimous support to a lease agreement with CHEER, Inc., that will provide single medic unit service based at CHEER’s Milton activity center beginning next January. Council’s 5-0 vote followed a […]

Back to basics for Millsboro’s dog park plans

MILLSBORO – Basically, it’s back to basics for the town of Millsboro’s dog park plans. Discussion and possible plans for an upscale park on town-owned property off Hardscrabble Road have met a financial roadblock – infrastructure costs tied to a new entrance off SR 20 as required by the Delaware Department of Transportation. “We are […]

Sussex County lands 17th award for excellence in financial reporting

GEORGETOWN — Kudos for financial success keeps racking up for Sussex County government. On the heels of earning the highest bond rating possible, Sussex County has won another distinction — its 17th award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices. The Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada in July awarded Sussex […]

Firefighters, EMS personnel step to plate to support Delaware Burn Camp

SEAFORD — Delmarva fire service and emergency service personnel are again stepping to the plate to help enhance the healing process for young burn victims. Seventeen teams from Delaware and Maryland are battling it out this weekend at the Seaford Sports Complex in the Fire Fighters Softball Tournament benefitting Delaware Burn Camp, hosted by the […]

Health service groups in Sussex seek merger

SEAFORD — Two neighboring health care entities on the Delaware/Maryland border have entered the regulatory process to become a single health care affiliation. A Delaware health care review committee Aug. 8 addressed the Peninsula Regional Health System Certificate of Public Review application in its proposed affiliation with Nanticoke Health Services. “We are continuing through the […]

Sussex emergency department plans halted

DOVER — It appears an emergency department will not be coming to the greater Georgetown area in the immediate future. The Delaware Health Resources Board Thursday denied Beebe Healthcare’s application to build a freestanding emergency department on Del. 404 just west of U.S. 113 about a mile from Beebe’s primary care and walk-in facility in […]

Sussex program aims to reduce hospital re-admissions for COPD patients

GEORGETOWN — A mobile approach to health care for patients with COPD is now cleared for takeoff. The state of Delaware, Sussex County and its EMS paramedic program, and Beebe Healthcare are set to launch in September a pilot program in which paramedics will make house calls geared to reduce hospital readmissions and enhance quality […]

Millsboro council salutes Thoroughgood for his service

MILLSBORO — When John Thoroughgood first joined Millsboro’s town council, Plantation Lakes, a large-scale, upscale development that is now part of the town’s westside story, had not been conceived. “It was a cornfield,” he said. The bulk of the highway commercial district along US 113 had not been developed. “When I got here (on council) […]

Sussex County begins issuing annual property tax bills

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GEORGETOWN — Sussex County taxpayers will have a clear sign in the days ahead that summer is nearing its end as tax bills for the 2020 fiscal year begin their annual trek to mailboxes and inboxes alike. Each August, Sussex County government issues tens of thousands of tax bills for the more than 179,000 parcels […]