Sussex Profile puts focus on economic progress

GEORGETOWN — Hot off the press, the 2020 Sussex County Profile has economic development covered. Long-running collaboration of Sussex County government and Independent NewsMedia Inc. produced the 24th edition of the Sussex Profile, a glossy, 64-page magazine that, like its 23 predecessors, thrusts the county’s economic progress in the spotlight. Sussex County leaders, businesses, advertisers […]

CHEER celebrates new room opening at Long Neck center

LONG NECK – CHEER Inc.’s senior center on Long Neck has some additional elbow room To meet increasing membership and needs of seniors in the Long Neck area, CHEER recently celebrated the opening of its expanded space at its Pelican Cove Senior Activity Center in Long Neck. Last fall, the adjoining unit became available for […]

Get incentives for new refrigeration systems

DOVER — The Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy has launched a program to provide incentives to businesses to install more environmentally friendly refrigeration systems. The “Cool Switch – Low Impact Refrigerant Program” aims to reduce the amount of hydroflourocarbons released into the atmosphere. Incentives for installing new systems or making upgrades to existing systems […]

Combination of Chronicle and State News will cover Milford like never before

MILFORD — At the end of February, The Chronicle will vacate its physical office at 37 N. Walnut St. The newspaper, of course, will keep right on publishing the first day of each month and continue to be delivered free by mail to residents in Milford, Harrington and Felton. “This is absolutely the right move […]

Fork Branch Nature Preserve in Dover grows

DOVER — The Fork Branch Nature Preserve, the only nature preserve within a city’s limits in Delaware, is expanding. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Monday it recently acquired 41 acres of land adjacent to the preserve in Dover. The property includes agricultural fields, wetlands and young forest. Located at the corner […]

Pet vet, burgers and brews: New businesses arrive but Pier 1 closing

DOVER — A couple of new businesses are sprouting up in Kent County while a long-time home furnishing retailer in Dover is preparing to close its doors. While the Pier 1 Imports store that has been a cornerstone of the Dover Commons shopping center adjacent to the Dover Mall for many years will soon be […]

Toy & Train Show draws a crowd at Seaford fire station

SEAFORD — Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Station 87 was a beehive of activity Saturday. There was no cause for alarm. Model trains and toys — some stirring nostalgic memories from yesteryear — were the focus of buyers, sellers and spectators young and old at SVFD’s annual show. This was the 26th edition of the Toy […]

Georgetown Fire Co. Oyster Eat a fundraising, social pearl

GEORGETOWN — Unofficially, it’s a stag-only event that will steer hundreds of hungry patrons to Georgetown Fire Company Station 77 for an entertaining evening of good food and drink — most notably oysters. Lots and lots of oysters. Georgetown’s famous Oyster Eat, established in 1937 by the fire company as an annual fundraiser, will run […]

No felony conviction in ex-UD athlete’s sex assault trial

WILMINGTON — The second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women ended with a jury convicting him of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact. A jury on Friday declined to convict Clay Conaway on felony charges of attempted second-degree rape and strangulation. Instead, they returned a guilty verdict for […]

Mountaire, 106 Sussex residents settle water lawsuits

GEORGETOWN — On Thursday, Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. and Nidel & Nace, PLLC announced the successful conclusion to its environmental litigation against Mountaire on behalf of 106 Sussex County residents. The settlement, which was reached “in principle” in November, “has now been fully funded and our two lawsuits which have been pending in Superior Court […]