Sussex County Council lends support to flyover event

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County government has pumped substantial supplemental support for Saturday’s Sussex County Air Force Flyover – a localized salute honoring front-line health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. County Council Tuesday agreed to ante up upward of $5,000 – one grand from each of the five councilman’s accounts – to […]

Officers adapt to policing during pandemic

REHOBOTH BEACH — Eighteen seasonal officers — most of them new to the job — stayed cool amidst a passionate crowd Saturday afternoon. They followed the lead of their veteran Rehoboth Beach Police officers, and no unruly incidents were reported at the Reopen Delaware rally that drew between 100 and 200 people to the Rehoboth […]

Vintage aircraft flyover to honor health care workers, first responders

GEORGETOWN — A local tribute honoring health care workers and first responders on front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will take flight across Sussex County Saturday, May 23. Coined Sussex County Air Force Salute, the locally produced flyover that will take place over Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus in Milford and […]

Rotary Clubs keep Flags for Heroes program going during crisis

As the COVID-19 battle continues, flags in the First State will wave in salute to America’s military and others in the coming weeks through Rotary International’s Flags for Heroes program. The coronavirus crisis has impacted efforts of several clubs with temporary postponements and adjusted schedules, but other clubs are pressing on. “This is really great […]

Community donates supplies to Dover first responders

DOVER — Community members stepped up quickly this week for the first responders devoted to protecting them. Via a public Facebook request and personal email asks, the Dover Fire Department received crucial health-related supplies almost immediately. On Monday morning, Capital School District principals committed to donating hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes within 90 minutes of […]

Carney signs executive order on child care to help health care workers, first responders

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 38, which will allow the state of Delaware and providers flexibility to provide child care options for Delaware families and health care workers due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). “The coronavirus is taking a serious toll across our state, on families who are losing income, […]

Grain bin rescue tube, training donated to Harrington Fire Company

HARRINGTON — The Harrington Volunteer Fire Company has a new tool in its arsenal for even the tightest of emergencies. A grain bin rescue tube was donated to the organization with the help of local and national businesses knowing tragedies can arise when they are least expected. Joseph Poppiti, executive director of the Delaware Farm […]

Luncheon will raise funds for local law enforcement, first responders

CAMDEN — Tracy Torres relates to what police officers, their spouses and children experience daily. The wife of a military husband for three years, she cherished each time he returned home. “Military and law enforcement are very similar in the sense of what their families go through,” Ms. Torres said. “When our guys our deployed […]

Sussex County paramedics medal at JEMS Games

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s award-winning paramedic competition team continued its international mining operation with a silver-medal showing in the 2019 Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Games. The paramedic squad of Jason Hansen, Chas Tennerman, Bonnie O’Bier ad Matt Troutman placed second overall in the competition that featured 24 other teams from three countries. The […]

Seaford police department promotes Rapa to deputy chief

SEAFORD — The city of Seaford Police Department Monday announced the promotion of Sgt. Michael C. Rapa, a 22-year departmental veteran, to the position of deputy chief of police. The promotion is effective Feb. 11. Dep. Chief Rapa was hired by the Seaford Police Department and graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy in 1998. […]