Letter to the Editor: Skipjack Wind Farm is a win for Delaware

In recent published opinion piece “We must protect tourism from offshore wind” opponents of clean energy are making baseless predictions that are long on fear and short on facts. A simple review of the facts from independent sources shows that wind energy projects in operation are not a threat to nearby home sale prices. The […]

Indian River School District makes new referendum pitch

GEORGETOWN — Maybe it hasn’t reached the now-or-never stage. Nonetheless, Indian River School District Superintendent Mark Steele says now is the time for the board of education and district to move forward and secure referendum passage for a new Sussex Central High School — which, through a domino effect, would address some space and capacity […]

Plans for new Howard T. Ennis School move ahead

GEORGETOWN – A major step has been taken in Indian River School District’s quest for a new Howard T. Ennis School. The district’s board of education Oct. 28 unanimously approved Delaware Department of Education’s supplemental Certificate of Necessity and architectural design for the facility to be built on land on Patriots Way across from the […]

Georgetown man faces 7th DUI offense, Endangering the Welfare of a Child

GEORGETOWN – A 45-year-old Georgetown man faces a seventh DUI charge and other offenses after police found him to be intoxicated and impaired at the wheel with a child in the vehicle on Halloween night. Heriberto Acebedo was arrested Thursday, Oct. 31 following a traffic stop for a mechanical violation, according to Georgetown Police Department […]

Enzo’s pajama drive for needy enlists support of Legion family

MILLSBORO — The American Legion’s annual Trunk or Treat Sunday was preceded by a pajama party of sorts. Before costumed guests rolled in for two hours of fresh cider, cupcakes and goodie-gathering on Sunday, the Legion Post 28 family donated its support to Enzo’s Pajama Drive for Hope — a nonprofit effort spearheaded several years […]

Commentary: Sussex Tech denial a blow to trade schools

I just can’t believe it. This makes no sense. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce recently held a workshop with Delaware Tech, The National Association of Workforce Boards and Delaware Gov. John Carney. Even the Department of Education, (DOE) has reversed their education direction toward this subject. That being, “The future of work is changing. […]

Cupcake Wars fundraiser supports Home of the Brave II

MILLSBORO — On National Make a Difference Day Saturday, youth was served — and hundreds of cupcakes sold — in a Cupcake Wars fundraiser at American Legion Post 28 supporting Home of the Brave II, the transitional home in Milford for homeless female veterans. Skyler and Riley Schmidt, sisters who are active members in the […]

Letter to the Editor: Georgetown park abandoned

One of the nicest public parks in Georgetown has been abandoned by Mayor West and the Georgetown Town Council. The public park on North Bedford Street has been stripped of its benches, tables and playground equipment. Mayor West and the Town Council have ignored the needs and welfare of the town’s residents, especially its poorer […]

Pickup overturns, Seaford man dies in crash

SEAFORD – A 45-year-old Seaford man died in a single-vehicle crash that occurred sometime early Sunday morning or late Saturday night, according to Delaware State Police. The crash involving a Dodge Ram pickup truck along U.S. 13A near Dolby Road was reported around 7:49 a.m. Sunday, state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said. The driver, […]

A taste of home

GREENWOOD — A tasty pie-making tradition three decades in the making as an annual class fundraiser tested the culinary skills of Greenwood Mennonite School sophomores this past week. Orders for 845 homemade apple pies — double crust and crumb — homemade the old-fashioned way from Donna Yoder’s family recipe were made over a two-day-and-a-night stretch […]