Wesley College seeking to redirect bond bill money

DOVER — When lawmakers passed the capital bond bill the morning of July 1, 2018, they approved a provision allocating $1.375 million for Wesley College, the small liberal arts school located in the heart of Dover. But, although that funding was intended to help the college renovate the former Dover Public Library, it will instead […]

Sussex adopts $185.8 million budget for the new fiscal year

GEORGETOWN — It’s official: Sussex County has a spending plan in place for Fiscal Year 2020. And according to Sussex County officials, taxpayers can expect another year of quality, local government services at a price that’s easy on the eyes and on their wallets. Following a public hearing Tuesday morning, Sussex County Council cast a […]

Senate approves bill protecting dogs from uncaring owners

DOVER — Legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday would outlaw dog owners from keeping their canines outside and unattended during hazardous weather. Intended to protect dogs, the bill, which passed 15-4 with two senators absent, would establish civil penalties for violations. Under the measure, a dog would be considered to be outside and unattended when […]

Special operation enforces surf fishing regs at Fenwick Island, Cape Henlopen

FENWICK ISLAND — DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation’s Natural Resource Police Rangers conducted a targeted enforcement operation for compliance with Delaware’s surf fishing regulations at surf fishing beaches and surf crossings at Fenwick Island and Cape Henlopen state parks last Saturday and Sunday. The operation was in response to complaints of surf-fishers failing to […]

Third Thursday offers variety of special events in downtown Milford

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MILFORD — Businesses in downtown Milford will be taking sales to the sidewalks for this month’s Third Thursday event, which takes place this week. Walnut Street will be closed to vehicle traffic, several stores will be hosting special events and will remain open until 8 p.m., and food trucks will be available to appease a […]

Firefly discounts tickets for Kent Countians

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival organizers announced this week that they will waive approximately $30 worth of fees on tickets specifically for Kent County residents. “Firefly loves its Woodlands home!” read a post on Firefly’s Facebook page. “In order to show love to the community that surrounds the event, we’re offering weekend and single day […]

In Dover, Duncan Center eyed for new city hall

DOVER — It’s no secret. City of Dover officials are growing tired of sinking money into renovations for its nearly 50-year-old City Hall and affiliated cramped offices at 15 Loockerman Plaza. That’s what prompted Mayor Robin Christiansen, City Manager Donna Mitchell and members of Dover City Council to become involved in a series of closed-door […]

County to brief public on US 13 sewer repair project in Dover

DOVER — Kent County Public Works will conduct several public meetings to explain details of a five-month long, $8.4 million sewer rehabilitation project set for U.S. 13 in Dover. The project is expected to begin next week. The cause of the problem is an aging 1970s-era concrete sewer pipe that runs under the U.S. 13 […]

Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce marks 100 years of service

DOVER — Back in 1919, what would become one of the state’s most prominent business associations humbly established itself as the Dover Chamber of Commerce. Setting out to promote the civic, industrial, commercial, agri-business and social interests of the community, the small group grew and evolved over time. Eventually merging with the Smyrna-Clayton Chamber of […]

Murderkill River runs red for reason

FREDERICA — For a few days last week, a portion of the Murderkill River, near the Kent County Waste Water facility, ran red. But, despite the river’s grisly sounding name, the blood-red coloring was only a dye called Rhodamine WT. In a joint effort initiated by Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Shellfish […]