Arrest made in Seaford homicide case

SEAFORD – A 19-year-old Seaford man was arrested Monday in connection with an Aug. 8 homicide, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. According to authorities, Jeffrey L. Atkins Jr., 28, was found with a gunshot wound to the back at the Woodshed Bar and Package store at 22588 Bridgeville Highway at approximately […]

Electrical malfunction starts fire in Milton

MILTON – An electrical malfunction of an appliance cord started a fire that damaged a row of mercantile and residential mixed occupancies on Tuesday, State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy John Galaska said. The fire was reported just after noon in the 100 block of Federal Street in Milford and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. […]

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. County Council at the Tuesday, Sept. 22 meeting approved an updated memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Transportation that officials from both entities hope will […]

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 […]

Schaeffer won’t face rematch as Burton declines write-in

LEWES — It appears there won’t be a write-in effort so Republican primary winner Mark Schaeffer will not face a rematch with Irwin “I.G.” Burton III in November’s General Election for the District 3 Sussex County Council seat. Mr. Burton, who fell 44 votes short in the Sept. 15 Republican primary, informed supporters he will […]

Sussex County primary vote results officially certified

GEORGETOWN — Polls across Delaware in the 2020 primary elections Tuesday, Sept. 15 night closed on or a little past 8 p.m., if voters were already waiting in line. Statewide, final “unofficial” results from the 436 precincts were posted on the state Department of Elections website about 3 1/2 hours later. For candidates in close […]

Creativity, flexibility at core of Sussex Tech’s modified remote learning plan

GEORGETOWN – On the first day of classes, Sussex Technical High School’s senior health professions students are learning vital signs. “Raise your hand if you know what T-P-R stands for,” Nancy Massaro tells her class of senior health professions students. “Temperature, pulse, and respiration,” one student responds from a small rectangle on a Zoom video […]

Following ex-chief’s misconduct, Fenwick Island promises more oversight

FENWICK ISLAND — The day after its former police chief’s guilty plea to official misconduct was made public, town of Fenwick Island officials pledged to prevent future offenses through greater oversight mechanisms. The town’s news release today followed the Delaware Department of Justice’s announcement that ex-chief William Boyden pleaded guilty to misconduct and falsifying business […]

Indian River’s free curbside meal service begins Wednesday

SELBYVILLE — Aiming to feed a need, the Indian River School District will begin providing free meals for curbside pickup to all students Wednesday as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. That program has been extended through Dec. 31, contingent on USDA funding, IRSD spokesman Dave Maull announced Tuesday. Meals […]