Replenishment projects set for Rehoboth, Dewey beaches

REHOBOTH BEACH — The nor’easter that churned off the East Coast last week showed just how vulnerable Delaware’s beaches can be, as several coastal communities faced flooding conditions as ocean waters breached sand dunes. That’s why Dewey Beach Town Manager Scott Koenig said the upcoming beach replenishment projects at both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach […]

Names unveiled on Dover AMC aircraft

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — A change in policy marked the first time in approximately 20 years that the names of dedicated crew chiefs (DCC) were unveiled on an Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III. “This all started for us in November last year,” said Maj. Kevin R. Scholz, 736th Aircraft […]

Town pledges utility coverage for Millsboro Art League

MILLSBORO — Following a parade of support for the arts, the town of Millsboro answered Millsboro Art League’s rent reduction request with a compromise that paints a better financial picture for the nonprofit. Millsboro Town Council, at its Oct. 7 meeting, agreed to cover electric and propane bills for one year as a tradeoff to […]

Should state’s largest cabinet department be split in two?

DOVER — About one in every five state employees who works in a cabinet agency (which is to say most state workers except educators) is employed by the Department of Health and Social Services. That’s a whopping 27 percent of General Fund spending for the current fiscal year that goes to that agency. That, in […]

DelDOT preps for US 113 bridge work

MILLSBORO — Patience and understanding. That’s what Delaware’s Department of Transportation is asking from motorists, residents and businesses in Millsboro during lane closures over a stretch of southbound US 113 and detours associated with rehabilitation of an aging bridge over 100 years old. Single-lane closures are set to begin Oct. 14, with full closure of […]

Judge, 84, retires but vows to keep busy

GEORGETOWN — Ever the team player and ready to assist whenever and wherever needed, he jumped from one task to another without hesitation. First up was an unexpected capias issue to address, then a warrant needing attention. Lastly, Justice of the Peace Court Magistrate Judge James “Jim” Horn met with a Delaware State Police trooper […]

Chipman Middle School teacher charged with sex offenses

DOVER — A Felton man was indicted this week for alleged sex offenses while teaching at W.T. Chipman Middle School in Harrington, according to court documents. Richard C. Ford was 63 years old when arrested by Harrington Police regarding for allegedly touching juvenile students improperly, authorities announced at the time. On Monday a Kent County […]

Downstate men fly to Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame

During World War II, as a young U.S. Army Air Force officer, Lt. George Schofield was a member of the Air Transport Command’s 2nd Ferrying Group stationed at New Castle County Airport. He served in World War II as an aircraft navigator, using celestial navigation and ferried aircraft, such as the B-17, B-25 and B-26 […]

Program helps blind vendors earn success

DOVER — About 14 years ago Wayne Marsh had a problem: The bank where he worked was relocating. Mr. Marsh, who is blind, didn’t want to move with the company because it would have required him to leave Delaware. So, he found a new career— as an entrepreneur. Mr. Marsh is one of five visually-impaired […]

Tidewater Utilities to acquire Wilkerson, Broadkiln Beach Water Companies

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DOVER — Tidewater Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of Middlesex Water Company, will acquire Wilkerson and Broadkiln Beach Water Companies from J.H. Wilkerson & Son Inc. in Delaware. The company said Wednesday it received approval from the Delaware Public Service Commission for the acquisitions as required by Delaware law when public utility water companies sell or […]

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