Sussex Co. Haitians hit hard by COVID-19

The Haitian American population in Sussex County, which is growing rapidly, has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic in Delaware. “We lost so many Haitians,” said Nadya Julien, a Haitian-born nurse practitioner who owns Tabitha Medical Care in Laurel. “It was sad.” Ms. Julien, who came to the United States 21 years […]

Milford school nurse featured in People magazine COVID article

MILFORD — Last week, a popular nurse at Milford’s Mispillion Elementary School got some national attention when she was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. Sue Smith has been working with the Milford School District for 25 years. This is her seventh year at Mispillion Elementary. “I […]

New roof donated to Milford veteran in need

MILFORD — This week, a Milford veteran and his family are receiving a new roof on their old blue duplex for free. The deserving household has a long military history. Angel Ortiz-Delgado, a Puerto Rico-born U.S. Army veteran, met his wife, Jael, also a military member, while he was training for his position on the […]

Mispillion River Brewing mural part of statewide tourism initiative

MILFORD — The Mispillion River has been re-imagined as a stream of Mispillion River Brewing-branded beer flowing from an open tap in a new mural painted on the side of the company’s factory and taproom. On Tuesday afternoon, Lewes-based painter Michael Johnson debuted the mural in conjunction with the Delaware Tourism Office, which commissioned eight […]

Churchgoers reconnecting: In-person prayer rises for area worshippers amid virus

At 6 p.m. last Sunday, parishioners set up their folding chairs on the lawn of Milford’s Avenue United Methodist Church as Pastor Steve LaMotte plugged his guitar into a portable public-address system. “We started meeting again as a church the first Sunday of July, and that was with in-person worship indoors at 9 and 10:30 […]

Milford school nurse featured in People magazine

MILFORD — A school nurse in Milford is getting some national media attention. Mispillion Elementary School’s nurse Sue Smith was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. The issue appeared on newsstands Friday. “It was exciting,” she said of the experience. “They interviewed me a few weeks ago, […]

Carney commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month in Delaware

Gov. John Carney declared the period between September 15 and October 15 as Delaware’s Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday afternoon. “Hispanic Heritage Month is the period set aside each year to celebrate the life, work, culture and traditions of Hispanic Delawareans,” Gov. Carney said, reading the proclamation aloud. “Members of Delaware’s Hispanic community have succeeded in […]

Milford Planning Commission OKs storage facility

MILFORD — The city’s Planning Commission unanimously recommended that City Council approve plans for a 72,300-square-foot self-storage facility on South Dupont Boulevard abutting a protected wetland area on the Mispillion River. “At one point, this property had a commercial site plan that was approved by the city years ago and has since expired, so the […]

Voters don masks, talk change, express concern about mail-in votes

Downstate residents came out in big numbers to vote in Delaware’s primary Tuesday, with members of both parties expressing their need to participate in the election process now more than ever. One couple, Seaford’s Richard and Vicki Morris, who were voting at the Blades Fire Hall, summed up how meaningful the 2020 election is. “We’re […]

Milford celebrates lucrative new deal as it leaves an old one behind

MILFORD — City Council on Monday celebrated a new agreement slated to bring 200 jobs to the city, while also backing out of a regional economic partnership. Many council members were excited about Milford’s new economic incentive agreement with Nationwide Healthcare Services, which owns the former Bayhealth Hospital campus on West Clarke Avenue. “The Nationwide […]