Sussex County lands 17th award for excellence in financial reporting

GEORGETOWN — Kudos for financial success keeps racking up for Sussex County government. On the heels of earning the highest bond rating possible, Sussex County has won another distinction — its 17th award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices. The Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada in July awarded Sussex […]

Dover auto shop surprises Army veteran

DOVER — The team at Patriot Auto and Truck Repair in Dover teamed with the father of an Army veteran just back from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan to surprise him for his 22nd birthday. On July 22, retired Army Major Kevin Conley of Middletown asked his son Dylan to ride with him to the […]

Letter to the Editor: Reconsider no-dogs regulation

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH), has recently started paying increased attention to an existing state regulation that bars dogs from restaurants, including outdoor seating areas. The Delaware Food Code (Chapter 6, Section 501.115) prohibits pets, except for service animals, in food establishments. In a recent e-mailed […]

Dow slumps 800 points after bonds flash recession warning

The threat of a recession doesn’t seem so remote anymore for investors in financial markets. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday that, for the first time since 2007, it briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions. Weak economic data from Germany and China also fanned […]

‘Restaurant Impossible’ coming to Southern Grill

ELLENDALE — The Southern Grill in Ellendale is getting the “Restaurant: Impossible” treatment. The longtime Food Network show, in which chef Robert Irvine helps out eateries in just two days with only $10,000, will be in town Aug. 28 and 29. The show’s production company is seeking volunteers to help in the renovation and they […]

New Business: Smyrna gets a new independent pharmacy

SMYRNA — Focus Pharmacy, an independent, family-owned drugstore, officially opened its doors on 117 East Glenwood Ave. in Smyrna in late July. TaQuina Warren, the owner, says that it’s a full-service pharmacy with a focus on diabetes. “We’re totally independent, and service is really what’s going to separate us from other pharmacies,” she said. “Not […]

Speak Out: Walmart and guns

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles […]

Commentary: Resort business and tourism a plus or a minus?

There is no denying that being a tremendously popular destination can create both a plus and a minus for everyone from the resident, to the visitor, to the business and their employees. The resort area of Dewey and Rehoboth, and several surrounding locations, have seen increased visitation for decades. The most noticeable changes include the […]

Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles […]

Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis replacing Frankie’s at Dover Downs

DOVER — Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant willl soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are known to […]

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