St. Francis appears set to take over Dover’s ambulance contract

  DOVER — It appears as if Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and Dover City Council will get their wish of an increased level of service, and at a surprisingly low cost, when it comes to ambulance crews serving the city of Dover. After receiving completed addendums to the Request for Proposal from four bidders, city […]

Center for the Inland Bays applauds Sussex’s new wetlands ordinance

GEORGETOWN — An ordinance recently passed by the Sussex County Council that subtracts acreage from a development’s buildable area will protect the county’s tidal wetlands and tidal tributary streams, according to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Until now, Sussex County’s calculation for a development’s “gross buildable area” has been calculated using the total […]

Judge denies Smyrna School District appeal on expulsion

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  SMYRNA — Affirming earlier findings of an unwarranted student expulsion last year, a judge denied a Smyrna Board of Education appeal earlier this week. On Tuesday in Superior Court, Judge Andrea L. Rocanelli agreed with the Delaware Board of Education’s finding that “substantial evidence did not exist to support the Smyrna School Board’s decision […]

Best Bets: Capital Ringers to make music in Milton

The Capital Ringers are on the move. Starting next week, the 16-member handbell choir is moving its base of operations from the Presbyterian Church of Dover to Conley’s United Methodist Church in Lewes. “We were offered the space to rehearse, which will end up being more accessible for us since most of our members are […]

Georgetown to have a ball on New Year’s Eve

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown is gearing up for its fifth “Raise the Ball” New Year’s Eve celebration on The Circle. “We offer a safe place to enjoy New Year’s Eve with all of our friends and family, and those from all over the county and even the state who like to come down and be with […]

Spreading Christmas cheer: Be a Santa to a Senior

DOVER — Time remains to generously pluck a paper ornament from a designated tree, read the attached gift request and brighten a senior citizen’s life at Christmas time. The 15th Be a Santa to a Senior program stretches throughout Kent and Sussex counties, with enough participating locations to likely require just a short drive to […]

Court production rules there really is a Santa Claus

DOVER — “Absolutely,” was the immediate response from Karalyne Ford afterward. “Yes, there’s proof, lots of proof,” classmate Victor Pham said without a trace of doubt in his voice. The Holy Cross School fourth-graders believe in Santa Claus and a 30-minute production Wednesday morning clearly showed that he still exists in the hearts of many. […]

Modern Maturity Center computer donation expands opportunities for seniors

DOVER — The world of computers and the internet can be an intimidating thing to many seniors who might be wary of dipping their toes into the waters of technology. However, Angelica Hardin, an executive director with the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Delaware, insists there is nothing to be afraid of after UnitedHealthcare donated three […]

Sussex County salutes outgoing councilmen

GEORGETOWN – With a mix of sincere sentiments and tempting teasers that serve as a prelude for a tribute/roast to come in late January, an historic era in Sussex County government ended Tuesday. Longtime Sussex County Councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View hammered the gavel, officially ending the Dec. 11 county council meeting, his […]

Inmate altercation in Young prison sends guard to hospital

WILMINGTON — An early morning altercation at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington between an inmate and several correctional officers resulted in a sergeant being hospitalized with a broken leg, according to the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware. Union president Geoff Klopp said the incident occurred around 5 a.m. on Wednesday when correctional officers […]