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 […]

Specialized DUI court needed in Sussex, DOJ says

DOVER — Felony DUI arrests statewide are headed towards a four-year high. That’s motorists charged with at least their third drunken driving offense, perhaps more. There were an average of 612 cases from 2016-18 and the pace for 2019 is 682. While DUI cases in Kent and New Castle counties dropped by more than half […]

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,” […]

Seaford/Blades: Evening closure of Front Street Bridge Oct. 23

SEAFORD – Delaware’s Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of brief detours associated with evening closure of the Front Street Bridge linking Seaford and Blades on Oct. 23.  The closure for drawbridge maintenance is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., depending on weather conditions. Detour Routes Motorists traveling north on Front Street will be […]

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 […]

Local roundup: Sussex Central wins battle of Georgetown over Sussex Tech 30-16

Sussex Central High downed Sussex Tech, 30-16, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division football matchup on Friday night. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Golden Knights (4-1 North, 6-1 overall). Central has also won 16 straight home games. The Ravens are 2-2 in the North, 3-4 overall. Lake Forest 44, Seaford […]

Show supporting Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition rescheduled 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. […]