Three suspects with histories of DUIs arrested in Kent County

  DOVER — Three Kent County men were charged with felony DUI after separate traffic stops last week in the Camden and Smyrna areas, according to arrest affidavits. John W. Mereider, 59, of Camden-Wyoming, was allegedly found asleep in the driver’s seat of a Dodge Dakota at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Delaware State Police said in […]

Konowitz, Schafer lauded for commitment to Kent County business community

DOVER — Offering sage business advice in their early 80s, Herb Konowitz and Charles Schafer continue to boost local economic growth one small company at a time. The U.S. Small Business Administration noticed, and presented both Kent County honorees a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 2 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington for their contributions. […]

Kent ag land preservation funding OK’d

DOVER — Kent County commissioners voted unanimously last week to authorize spending $100,000 this year to preserve farmland under the Delaware Agricultural Lands Foundation program. The funds will go toward preservation easements across 15 properties and ultimately preserve 1,273 acres in the county. According to the county’s planning department, the state program will offer matching […]

Saving the trees: Forest preservation group dedicates 3 tracts

DOVER — The wolves, bears and bison aren’t returning to this forest. However, there’s still plenty to love about the Anne Clements Woods Tract in the Fork Branch Nature Preserve. It’s 200 acres of mature forest and many trees over 140 years old, uncommon beetles, beech trees, coastal plain depression swamps, upland forest, forested wetlands, […]

Families matter in Kent County Theatre Guild’s ‘Outside Mullingar’

DOVER — “Outside Mullingar,” an Ireland-based drama/comedy will come to the stage this weekend and next, courtesy of the Kent County Theatre Guild. The Tony-nominated play was performed on Broadway for just two months in 2014 so it has run under the radar for most, aside from theater enthusiasts. “I read Broadway reviews and try […]

Economic study: Kent County a goldmine for business services

DOVER — An economic study of Kent County released Wednesday determined that the biggest potential economic gains for the county lie in the business and legal services sector. The good news: Currently, businesses in the county are buying $1.6 billion worth of these services. The bad news: $775 million of those services are being imported […]

Planning panel eyes controversial rezoning near DE Turf again

DOVER — After having most of their 25-acre property near the DE Turf Complex in Frederica rezoned from agricultural conservation to general business last July, Robert and Catherine Murphy are seeking another amendment. At their 6:30 p.m. meeting today, the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is scheduled to vote on a new proposal that would rezone […]

Kent groups join forces to spur county development

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court and the Greater Kent Committee recently agreed to join forces to “refresh and strengthen” the Kent Economic Partnership. The Greater Kent Committee, a non-profit membership organization comprised of CEO and business executives in Central Delaware, has pledged to inject $100,000 worth of annual funding to the newly reorganized partnership’s […]

Long road to home: Central Delaware Habitat offers rigorous path to housing

DOVER — Jennifer Cordova does not like to use the word “dream” when it comes to describing what the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity does in relation to providing affordable home ownership to families. Ms. Cordova, the family services director for the CDHFH, said her background is similar to many of the individuals who apply […]

Kent County appoints new public works director: Golt set to tackle sewer system challenges

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners unanimously agreed last Tuesday to appoint Diana Golt as the county’s new public works director. Ms. Golt had been serving as acting director since last September when the former director, Andrew Jakubowitch, left to accepted a new position at Century Engineering Inc. in Dover. Although Ms. Golt recently […]