LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pepper, Husfelt a credit to Levy Court

Levy Court commissioners Terry Pepper and Jim Husfelt are part of an outstanding team of officials who preside over a very well-run, responsive and efficient county government. Well accomplished before joining the court, both men have brought the experience of those accomplishments with them to the court. The court and the people are well served […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clearing the record on on Kent County Recorder of Deeds Office

This letter is in response to statements made by Eugenia Thornton in her press release, Facebook page but most of all comments contained in her paid advertisements in this very newspaper. The Recorder of Deeds offices in all three counties are basically considered a library, but responsible for indexing and maintaining copies of legal documents […]

Kent County to spend $6 million on U.S. 13 sewer rehab work

DOVER — Over the past four years, the aging 1970s era concrete sewer pipe running under the U.S. 13 median from Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus in Dover south to Garden Lane by the Capital Commons shopping center has become an increasingly urgent concern for Kent County’s public works department. At last Tuesday’s Kent […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thornton will help keep titles safe

This in response to the article “Kent County Recorder of Deeds, candidates spar over title theft prevention”, in the Aug. 25 edition of the Delaware State News. I am a retired real estate paralegal with 30-plus years experience doing settlements and clearing titles. Although title searches are performed, fraudulent documents can be recorded against the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support for Lewis

I would like to express my support for Brian E. Lewis to become the next Kent County Sheriff this coming Nov. 6. I have known Brian for several years and have always been impressed by his kindness and willingness to help others in the community. This is what a true public servant stands for. I […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McKenna deserves to be re-elected

Betty Lou McKenna has served four terms as the Kent County Recorder of Deeds and has done a wonderful job in my opinion in that position. Ms. McKenna and her office is always there to help the citizens of Kent County by correctly recording and indexing documents in a timely and efficient manner, by courteously […]

Kent County eyes new paramedic substation

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow the county to continue pursing the purchase of what may become a new paramedic substation in the western part of Dover. “We’ve entered into an agreement of sale to purchase the property on Route 8,” said Kent County Administrator Michael Petit de Mange. “We’re […]

Whooping cough outbreak in Kent County ‘an extremely serious situation’

DOVER — With many school districts in Kent County opening their doors to a new school year, the Division of Public Health is warning residents to be on the lookout for signs of whooping cough. The DPH said it is investigating an outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Kent County. The Centers […]

Dodgeball tournament on tap: Kent organizers eye fun adult competition

DOVER — On Aug. 12, the Kent County Recreation Center in Dover will become a rubber ball shooting gallery as local teams clash in the gym’s inaugural dodgeball tournament. The brainchild of program supervisors Joseph Paugh and Kaitlyn Schech, the tournament is an attempt to spice up the rec center’s summer offerings and engage a […]

New Kent comprehensive plan nears adoption

DOVER — A public hearing scheduled for adoption of the 2018 Kent County Comprehensive Plan was postponed at Tuesday night’s Levy Court meeting. According to the county’s planning department, the hearing has been tentatively rescheduled for Aug. 21. Although the plan was already accepted by the Regional Planning Commission, the public will have a final […]