Letter to the Editor: Be honest about Georgetown nativity

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Having been raised in Georgetown, and remembering the Nativity Scene Display every year in the Circle, it not only saddens me, but angers me as well, that the mayor would concede to the minority voice rather than the majority. The excuse of it being blown into the street is about as lame they come. The […]

Speak Out: Unattended displays

Unattended displays, such as nativity scenes that sparked debate in Rehoboth Beach, are no longer permitted on The Circle in Georgetown. A 2019 change in town code regarding The Circle’s usage policy now prohibits standing or unattended structures or displays in the picturesque heart of the town. “No unattended displays are permitted on The Circle […]

Letter to the Editor: Georgetown park abandoned

One of the nicest public parks in Georgetown has been abandoned by Mayor West and the Georgetown Town Council. The public park on North Bedford Street has been stripped of its benches, tables and playground equipment. Mayor West and the Town Council have ignored the needs and welfare of the town’s residents, especially its poorer […]

Aviation Day links students with iconic Tuskegee Airmen pilot

GEORGETOWN — Growing up as a young African American in the 1920s and ’30s, now retired Col. Charles “Charlie” McGee kept his feet on the ground. Then, while an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, aviation addiction set in and his life through not one but three wars — World War II, Korea and Vietnam […]

Balloons Over Sussex flies high this weekend

GEORGETOWN — After nearly two decades, a hot air balloon festival is returning to Sussex County this weekend. Balloons Over Sussex, brought to the area by the Sussex Academy Foundation, will take place Saturday and Sunday. Delaware Coastal Airport is the staging venue for the two-day festival, which will feature 16 balloons, a variety of […]

Letter to the Editor: Rewriting history

Regarding Frank Calio’s commentary “History, good or bad, should be preserved,” (Aug. 12) Mr. Calio seems to be confused about a number of things. The only way the war would have “… gone the other way…” was if George McClellan had won the presidency in the 1864 election. He ran on a platform of stopping […]

Letter to the Editor: Put flags in a museum

In response to the “Confederate Flag Flap” letter (Aug. 9), by Mr. Melville’s description of “ancient history” and “Southern heritage” in keeping the Confederate flag on properties without consequence, is it also OK now for descendants of Nazis to mount flags with swastikas and SS bolts because those flags represent Aryan heritage? It was almost […]

Speak Out: Preserving history

Regarding the recent action taken by the state to defund The Georgetown Historical Society of $14,000 for allowing a Confederate monument and flag on their property, readers reacted to a recent commentary by Frank Calio of Laurel headlined “History, good or bad, should be preserved.” • It’s always white folks yelling about how “history ought […]

New Mexico man pleads guilty in Delaware swatting case

WILMINGTON — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making interstate bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart in southern Delaware. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Scott Landes of Roswell, New Mexico, entered the plead Monday in federal court in Wilmington. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing in November. Prosecutors say […]

Commentary: History, good or bad, should be preserved

I am a history buff, always have been. I accept the history of this country regardless which side states took during the Civil War. I may disagree with their position, but I respect their passion. I have taken my kids when they were in school during their vacations to various states to learn the history […]

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