Best Bets: Celebrating Easter at a safe distance

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the regulations of social distancing will be felt especially hard this weekend as Easter Sunday activities will be affected with the cancellation of nonreligious events such as Easter Egg hunts and trips to see the Easter Bunny. But there are a couple of places where you can take the kids […]

Social distancing is key when enjoying great outdoors

This past week was decent fishing up and down the state. It is great to see people getting out and getting some air. Social distancing is occurring in the fishing community. None of us want to fish next to anyone anyway. From freshwater to saltwater, there were a lot of people enjoying themselves. We have […]

Georgetown controlled burn spreads to structure

GEORGETOWN — A controlled burn spread to an unoccupied dwelling structure Tuesday morning, causing approximately $40,000 in damage, the Fire Marshal’s Office said. According to spokesman Chief Deputy John Galaska, the fire in the 22000 block of Simpler Branch Road was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. The Millsboro Fire Company arrived on the scene and […]

Police: Charges filed after false shooting report

Brandon Jones Tycere S. Bryant, MILLSBORO — Three persons were charged following an alleged falsely reported shooting incident, Delaware State Police said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, troopers were dispatched to a shots fired report on Monday at approximately 2 p.m.. Upon arrival in the area of Lynch and Daisey roads, three persons […]

Letter to the Editor: Good news and CHEER for seniors

Letters to the Editor

These are certainly difficult and challenging times.  And during these times we rely more than ever on the services of the CHEER Center to assist you and our communities.  I want you to know that the CHEER team, which includes the caring staff and awesome volunteers, is committed to doing the best they can do […]

Georgetown’s Circle turning red to honor healthcare workers in COVID-19 fight

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown’s historic Circle is joining New York’s famed Empire State Building and other landmarks, businesses and homes around the world to honor healthcare workers battling to save lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. The town, along with other government buildings and businesses located on The Circle, will be awash in red lights each night […]

Dutch Inn, longtime Laurel restaurant, extensively damaged by fire

LAUREL – Fire Monday night caused extensive damage to a popular restaurant and longtime Laurel landmark – Britt’s Dutch Inn. State Fire Marshal’s Office personal were on scene Tuesday morning. The restaurant located on South Central Avenue closed March 19 following State of Emergency orders implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dutch Inn […]

Letter to the Editor: Limit human interactions during seal season

Letters to the Editor

Responders from Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc., (MERR) were monitoring an approximately 2-month-old gray seal pup last week at Broadkill Beach. Although most residents and beachgoers were respectful of the seal and the information our volunteers were providing, one beach walker refused to abide by the 150′ distance. She also had a large […]

Millsboro PD issues written warnings to out-of-staters

MILLSBORO — Calling it an “informational enforcement” campaign, Millsboro Police issued 76 written warnings to out-of-state visitors shopping locally last week. Officers made contacts at Lowe’s and BJ.’s Wholesale Club, from Friday through Sunday and provided copies of Gov. John Carney’s state of emergency order and 14-day quarantine requirements upon entering Delaware. “We were finding […]

CHEER offering ‘Essential Grocery Shopping’ to homebound seniors

GEORGETOWN – CHEER, Inc. has initiated an Essential Grocery Shopping Program to aid senior citizens during the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Sussex County. This program will help to ensure that senior citizens confined to their private homes and those senior citizens at higher risk for contracting illness during this emergency period if they are […]